For the first time since 2006, the Croatian Eagles have qualified for the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, defeating the AAC Eagles 2-0 at the USASA Region II qualifying tournament in Bensenville, Ill.
2012 US Open Cup qualifying: KC Athletics qualify; AAC Eagles, Croatian Eagles play Sunday in a “Win & You’re In” match
The Kansas City Athletics are back in the Open Cup, while the Croatian Eagles from Milwaukee and the AAC Eagles from Chicago will battle for the second spot in the tournament on Sunday at Noon (Central Time)
2012 US Open Cup qualifying: RWB Adria first to qualify for USASA regionals, defeat AAC Eagles in Illinois final
Sixteen days after the Seattle Sounders were crowned Lamar Hunt US Open Cup champions for a third consecutive year, qualifying for the 2012 tournament kicked off in earnest with the Illinois State Final. In a meeting of two well-known clubs, RWB Adria became the first team to advance to a USASA regional tournament, posting a 2-0 victory over rival AAC Eagles Thursday in front of a reported crowd of 400-plus.
Sporting Kansas City will play host to the winner of the Second Round match between the Madison 56ers and the Chicago Fire Premier.
The Madison 56ers stormed into the second round of the U.S. Open Cup, scoring four goals in a late 14-minute span to power past Chicago’s AAC Eagles in a first-round match in front of 702 fans Tuesday night at Breese Stevens Field.