UPDATE: The KC Athletics won 3-1 over the Real Colorado Foxes on Tuesday and advance to play Orlando City SC next Tuesday. Congrats!
The 99th annual Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup begins tonight with 32 teams competing in the First Round of the 2012 tournament, including local USASA club KC Athletics. They will take on the Real Colorado Foxes of the PDL at 8 p.m. CT at the Colorado School of Mines Soccer Stadium in Golden, CO, with the winner advancing to play Orlando City SC next Tuesday. Watch tonight's match live here or join the live chat on TheCup.US, who published an in-depth look at the Athletics earlier today.
Sporting Kansas City, Open Cup champions in 2004, will enter the tournament in the third round as one of 16 domestic MLS clubs and will face a non-MLS club on either May 29 or 30. Check out the full bracket and follow @USOpenCup on Twitter for updates throughout the tourney.