The KC Ahtletics will no longer be taking part in the US Open Cup for 2013, we have had our accomplishments stolen from us#whatajoke
— KC Athletics (@KC_AthleticsFC) April 25, 2013
Yesterday the announcement came down that the KC Athletics would have to replay their US Open Cup "Win and You're In" qualifier against the Dearborn Stars because the Stars' protest of the result due to the field width had been upheld.
2013 @usopencup qualifying: @dearbornstarssc protest upheld, replay ordered this weekend vs. @kc_athleticsfc in Chicago. Details TBA
— TheCup.us (@usopencup) April 24, 2013
That announcement came down today on the protest over the KC Athletics 1-0 win over the Dearborn Stars.
A 90th minute goal from player/coach Kyle Perkins helped to see the KC Athletics through to the US Open Cup for the 3rd time in 4 years as the Athletics topped Dearborn Stars out of Michigan 1-0 yesterday at Olathe North High School. The win sees the Athletics advance to the USASA Region II finals on June 29th in Overland Park, KS against RWB Adria out of Chicago who defeated FC Indiana on Saturday 2-1 in extra time.
The Kansas City Athletics amateur side will attempt to qualify for their 2nd straight US Open Cup and 3rd in the last 4 years when they take the field tomorrow afternoon against the Dearborn Stars out of Michigan. The game tomorrow at noon at Olathe North high school is one of two Region II semifinals (the other taking place today in Chicago between RWB Adria and FC Indiana).
The Kansas City Athletics moved one step closer to qualifying for their second striaght US Open Cup today with a 3-1 over FC Indiana. The win sees the Athletics advance to the semifinals along with RWB Adria, Dearborn Stars, and FC Indiana. FC Indiana advanced because they had the best goal difference of the losers (-2) and scored more goals (1) than the Croatian Eagles who also lost by 2, but did not score.
Sporting Kansas City is still just under 2 months away from beginning their campaign to repeat as US Open Cup champions. Another Kansas City based team is getting ready to start their campaign to qualify for the 100th edition of the competition. The KC Athletics begin their campaign for their second straight and third overall appearance in the competition Saturday.
It was fun for the last week or so to dream about a Sporting KC vs KC Athletics US Open Cup 3rd
round match up at Livestrong Sporting Park. That dream came crashing down to earth hard tonight in
Orlando when Orlando City destroyed the Athletics 7-0 at Seminole Soccer Complex. The defending USL
Pro champions will now travel to Kansas City next week looking to complete the sweep of Kansas City
teams in the tournament against the MLS side.
Down in Orlando tonight, the KC Athletics meet Orlando City SC at 6:30pm in their 2nd round US Open
Cup match. The winner will make a trip to Livestrong Sporting Park to take on Sporting KC in the
3rd round on the 29th. The Athletics are the heavy underdog against the defending USL Pro
champions, who are 3-0 in the year's young season.
Earlier this week, the KC Athletics won their first round US Open Cup match against the Real
Colorado Foxes. People reading this blog knew that already. I'd been trying to get some more
information on the result, including who scored for the Athletics. After exchanging an email with
player/coach, Kyle Perkins, I was able to get more information on the game.
No matter who Sporting Kansas City play in the 3rd round of the US Open Cup, one thing is for
certain, Sporting KC will play the game at Livestrong Sporting Park. Today, US Soccer announced the
pairings and hosts for the third round of the tournament, schedule to take place on May 29th.
Sporting KC will host the winner of the second round game between Orlando City and the KC
The KC Athletics went on the road in the first round of the US Open Cup and came away with a big
win over the Real Colorado Foxes of the PDL 3-1 tonight. After falling behind 1-0 to the Foxes, the
Athletics scored 3 unanswered to get the win. With the win, the Athletics will now go on the road
again, this time to Florida, where they'll take on the defending USL-Pro champions, Orlando City
While reading some post game thoughts on the Montreal game, someone made the comment that Kansas
City was poor when coming off a bye week, it got me thinking about KC getting time off and how
they've done. So what I did is I took a look at all games KC has played since Peter Vermes took
over as coach of Sporting KC where KC has had at least 10 days off from their previous game.
The KC Athletics qualified for the US Open Cup a few weeks ago, and today they found out their
first round opponent. The Athletics will travel for their first Open Cup game. They will head to
Colorado to take on the Real Colorado Foxes on May 15th at 8pm Central Time. The Foxes qualified
for the US Open Cup this year by finishing 3rd in the Heartland Division (top 2 qualify for US Open
Cup, but first place Thunder Bay is in Canada and cannot play in the US Open Cup).
KC will have two teams in the US Open Cup proper for the first time, at least in the modern era. In
the past Sporting KC has qualified, in 2007 when the Wizards didn't, the KC Brass did. And in 2010
when the Wizards didn't the KC Athletics did. This year, both Sporting and the Athletics have
qualified for the Open Cup.
The Kansas City Athletics found themselves behind from the start as they started their attempt
to qualify for their second straight US Open Cup in a qualifier against the Iowa Menace. The
Athletics only had 10 men on the field from the start against the Menace. Talking with some Kyle
Perkins of the Athletics after the game I found that a lot of factors went into them playing with
only 10 players.
Not only does Sporting KC have a game day today, but so does the KC Athletics. Today at Rockhurst
University the Athletics host the Iowa Menace at 2pm. The Iowa Menace used to go by the Des Moines
Menace Reserves, and have a roster that includes former PDL MVP, Tomas Boltnar. On the other side,
the Athletics roster features 3 former SKC Wizards on the team, Ryan Barber, Brian Roberts, and
The location for the KC Athletics US Open Cup qualifier has changed. The game will not be at the
Swope Park training complex. Instead, the game is set to take place at Rockhurst University. The
game time has not changed, the Athletics will still play at 2pm against the Iowa Menace. For
reference, the field at Rockhurst University is a turf field.
Sporting Kansas City isn't the only team that will be playing on this Saturday, the KC Athletics
begin their attempt to qualify for their second straight US Open Cup when they take on the Iowa
Menace at the Sporting Club Training Complex at Swope Park. The timing of the game is perfect in
relation to Sporting KC's game that night in New York.
Coming up later this month, the KC Athletics will begin their campaign to qualify for their second
straight US Open Cup. On April 30th, Kansas City will play host to the Iowa Menace in a Region II
qualifier. The game is one of 3 qualifiers that are set to take place on that date. The other two
involve Lafayette Sports Club (IN) vs AAC Eagles out of Illinois (who the Athletics beat last year
to qualify) and Viking AA (IL) vs Detroit United.
The KC Athletics were the only KC area club to qualify for the 2010 US Open Cup, but that run ended
early this year as the Athletics fell 4-2 in Minnesota tonight to the NSC Minnesota Stars. Stephen
Hoffman and Kyle Perkins scored the Athletics two goals. Former Wizards players Scott Vermillion
and Ryan Barber started for the Athletics.
Next Wednesday the KC Athletics have their first US Open Cup game up in Minnesota against NSC
Minnesota Stars. Today the official announcement was made on where the Athletics will play should
they defeat the Stars. If the Athletics win on Wednesday and the Des Moines Menace defeat AC St.
Louis, then KC will play Des Moines in West Des Moines, IA June 22nd at Valley Stadium.
Today was the draw for the first round of the US Open Cup this year. Local USASA club, the KC
Athletics are the only local team that has qualified for this year's competition. The Athletics
will begin their first trip into the US Open Cup on June 15th up at the National Sports Center in
Blaine, MN against NSC Minnesota Stars.
Last night after almost everyone went home after the Wizards and the Fire tied 2-2, another Kansas
City vs Chicago game took place, as KC Athletics took on AAC Eagles out of Chicago in a "Win and
You're In" US Open Cup qualifier. Unfortunately I was unable to get any sort of lineup or roster so
I don't have any player names or lineups to work off of.
Remember today is a triple header of KC vs Chicago out at Community America today. The 3 games
starts with the U-16 Wizards Juniors taking on the U-16 Fire Juniors. Following that is the main
event, the Wizards vs Fire game that is also going to be on FSC. Pregame starts at 7pm on FSC and
they want fans to be behind the FSC stand that will be on the party deck in right field.
Some quick house cleaning news here late on your Saturday night. First, I have had confirmed the
news I posted earlier tonight about the Wizards-Fire game being a double header with the KC
Athletics-AAC Eagles US Open Cup qualifier game. So all of you planning on coming to the game next
Saturday night, please plan on staying at least for a portion of the second game that will feature
the Athletics go for qualification into the US Open Cup.
It looks like there may be a double header out at Community America Ballpark next Saturday.
According to the website of AAC Eagles, out of Chicago, they will be playing their US Open Cup
qualifier against KC Athletics out at Community America Ballpark after the Wizards take on the Fire
that same night.
The KC Athletics moved within one win of qualifying for the US Open Cup over the weekend. Saturday
up in Des Moines, it took penalty kicks, but the Athletics defeated the Des Moines Menace USASA
team 4-4 (6-5) at Cownie Soccer Park. All the Athletics have to do to qualify for the Open Cup now
is defeat AAC Eagles out of Illinois in a game tentatively scheduled for May 15th in KC.
The Wizards may be out of the running to get into the US Open Cup this year, but there still may be
a team from KC in the long running tournament. Besides the city's PDL team, the Brass, a local
USASA team, KC Athletics begin their attempt to qualify today up in Des Moines against the USASA
team of the Des Moines Menace.
CHICAGO (June 2, 2010) – U.S. Soccer has announced the groupings for the first two rounds of
the 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, which kicks off with first-round matches on Tuesday, June 15,
around the country.
All 32 lower division teams will enter the tournament in the first round. First-round pairings
were determined by dividing the clubs geographically into eight groups of four, with match-ups
within each group determined by random draw.
Over the weekend, we found out that the Wizards-Fire game this weekend would be a double header.
Today we find out that it's in fact a triple header. Along with the 7:30 start time for the
Wizards-Fire game, and the 9:45 start time for KC Athletics vs AAC Eagles the Wizards U-16 Juniors
team will take on the Chicago Fire Juniors U-16 team in a US Soccer Developmental Academy league