At the end of a dramatic day in Region II of USASA, one man may have been the deciding factor in which team became the first amateur club to advance to the 2011 edition of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
Detroit United, KC Athletics win high-scoring shootouts to qualify for their first US Open Cup
After 16 goals and two penalty kick shootouts, the USASA has booked their first two teams for the 2010 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Detroit United finished extra time tied 5-5 with 402 Academy, but emerged victorious in a PK shootout, while the KC Athletics finished overtime locked up at 3-3 before winning their own PK contest. Both teams are first time qualifiers to the tournament.
Open Cup qualifying: AAC Eagles dominate, 402 gets late PK to join KC, Detroit in Region II final four
With Detroit United and KC Athletics punching their ticket to the USASA Region II semifinals the day before, the other two quarterfinal matches took place on Sunday with one producing a goalfest, and another a dramatic nailbiter.