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2012 Hawaiian Islands Invitational

The 2012 Hawaiian Islands Invitational was an inter-confederation association football tournament contested in February at Aloha Stadium, Hawaii between 4 different clubs from the United States, Japan, South Korea, and Australia. It is considered to be the successor to the now-defunct Pan-Pacific Championship.[1]

2012 Hawaiian Islands Invitational
Tournament details
Host countryUnited States
DatesFebruary 23–25
Teams4 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
ChampionsBusan IPark (1st title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored7 (1.75 per match)
Attendance34,922 (8,731 per match)
Top scorer(s)Hiroaki Namba (2 goals)
2013

TeamsEdit

The 4 teams accepted the invitation and contested the tournament were:[2]

MatchesEdit

Semifinal RoundEdit

Busan IPark  0–0  Melbourne Heart Youth Team
Report
Penalties
Kwang-Hee  
Dong-Min  
Jong-Won  
Mota  
Fágner  
Ji-Ho  
Ji-Hoon  
4–3   Z. Walker
  Bosnjak
  Groenwald
  Paterson
  Trifiro
  Gray
  Grossman
Attendance: 7,388
Referee: Hilario Grajeda

Yokohama FC  2–1  Colorado Rapids
Namba   57'64' Report Moor   73'
Attendance: 7,388
Referee: Jair Marrufo

Championship RoundEdit

Consolation MatchEdit

Melbourne Heart Youth Team  0–1  Colorado Rapids
Report Cascio   30'
Attendance: 10,073

Championship MatchEdit

Busan IPark  3–0  Yokohama FC
Seung-Hwan   14'
Sang-Hyub   45'
Fágner   70'
Report
Attendance: 10,073
Referee: Baldomero Toledo

VenueEdit

The venue for the Hawaiian Islands Invitational, is Aloha Stadium is a 50,000 seat, multi-use stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. It has an artificial, FieldTurf surface which replaced the original AstroTurf in 2003. It is currently hosts to the Hawaii Warriors in the NCAA, and has played host to the Hawai'i Bowl since 2002. It was also the venue for the inaugural Pan-Pacific Championship in 2008.

TableEdit

Year Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place 4th place
2012 Aloha Stadium   Busan IPark   Yokohama FC   Colorado Rapids   Melbourne Heart Youth Team

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rapids to participate in 2012 Hawaiian Islands Invitational". Major League Soccer. July 6, 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Participating Teams". Hawaiian Islands Invitational. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Rapids to play in Hawaii in February 2012". Colorado Rapids. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Heart To Take Part In Hawaiian Islands Invitational". Melbourne Heart Football Club. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011.[permanent dead link]

External linksEdit