2012's US Open Cup match ups were announced on Tuesday and there's a team from Colorado in the mix for the first round of the 99th competition of the oldest soccer trophy in the country. No, it's not the Colorado Rapids but their younger brothers, the Real Colorado Foxes, who are slated to host the K.C. Athletics from the USASA. The PDL is the fourth tier of soccer in the US pyramid while the USASA is at the bottom of the pyramid, one tier down.
Last season was the Foxes first season in the US Open Cup since the team was formed in 2008, and they won their inaugural match before losing to the Kitsap Pumas in the second round. With the Rapids bowing out in the first round to the Chicago Fire, the Foxes actually won more games than their big brothers in the 2011 Open Cup that was eventually won by Seattle.
If you're a fan of the game of soccer in Colorado, you should check out the Foxes on May 15th at Shea Stadium in Highlands Ranch as they try to make another Open Cup run. The Rapids will not get their seeding decided until the third round has begun.