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. The Athletics game kicks off at 2pm out at Swope, plenty of time for the game to finish up and for fans to get downtown to Johnny's in time for the 6:30 kickoff for Sporting KC. These two teams met last year up in Iowa with the result finishing 3-3 and the Athletics going through on penalty kicks.
As a quick refresher, there are 3 matches in Region II. The winner by the largest goal difference qualifies for the Open Cup directly. The other two winners face off for Region II's other spot in the tournament.