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).
The second round pairings were also announced. If the Athletics can get by the Foxes they will travel again. The Athletics could find themselves traveling to Orlando to take on Orlando City of the PDL in the second round should they advance. Both games will be tough asks for the Athletics, but good luck to them and here's to a 3rd round KC derby.