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 winners of the two games will qualify for the US Open Cup proper along with earning themselves a birth in the Region II finals.
The Athletics advanced to the semifinals with a win over FC Indiana a few weeks ago by a 3-1 score line (the 1 goal scored by Indiana was enough to see them through to the semifinals as the "best loser"). Goals by Brian Williams, Matt Kuhn, and Garrett Webb helped the Athletics to a win over an Indiana side that was looking to be the "best loser" by the way they came out to play. For Dearborn, they easily dispatched the Cincy Saints 5-0 to advance in their game.
So get out to Olathe North tomorrow and cheer on a local side looking to qualify for the 100th edition of the US Open Cup.