The Real Colorado Foxes had a nice little run in the US Open Cup last season when they surprised a lot of people with a strong 5-0 first round to sneak into the second round. They were looking to build on that run last year with some early action in this season's Open Cup, and all the tools seemed to be there to boost them into the second round again -- a home game with a bit of hype against an inferior opponent with the promise of a top team ahead?
Alas, it wasn't to be. The Foxes couldn't get the job done against an inferior opponent as they lost to the USASA's KC Athletics 3-1 at home.
In a battle against a team from a lower division, the Foxes started off strong and managed to sneak a 1-0 lead going into the half after a goal from Mike Lind, but a terribad second half doomed them as they allowed three goals and couldn't get it going on offense again. KC will advance to the second round to take on Orlando City SC while the Foxes will have to sit back and focus on their good start to the PDL campaign with their only cup competition out of the way.
Hopefully the Rapids can put some more oomph into their match tonight against DC United to make up for that embarrassing display from Real Colorado. Colorado's MLS side will enter the Open Cup in the third round.