The Seattle Sounders have been a model of U.S. Open Cup success in the last four years, capturing the last three tournament titles and reaching the final for a fourth straight year.
Standing in Seattle's way in 2012 is Sporting Kansas City, a team that has made its intentions for this tournament clear both on the field with its play and off it with a winning bid to host next Wednesday's final in addition to an intense series of promo videos leading up to the anticipated match.
The videos feature individual players watching highlight clips from the past — both successes and failures — as motivation to capture the cup and wrestle it away from the three-time reigning champions. Doing so would prevent the first four-peat in tournament history while winning the team's first trophy since the 2004 Open Cup in the process.
Give the videos (after the jump) a watch and let us know what you think about them, Sporting Kansas City's chances in the final and your overall thoughts about this year's Open Cup in the comments section below. Enjoy: