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Sporting KC to meet Red Bulls for US Open Cup championship

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) There was a time not so long ago that the U.S. Open Cup was an afterthought, a nice trophy to win for a Major League Soccer club but nothing compared to the league's MLS Cup.

That's not how Sporting Kansas City and the New York Red Bulls have treated it.

And perhaps more than any other reason, that's why the two teams will meet Wednesday night to decide the nation's oldest ongoing soccer competition.