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.
|Host country||United States|
|Teams||4 (from 2 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Busan IPark (1st title)|
|Goals scored||7 (1.75 per match)|
|Attendance||34,922 (8,731 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Hiroaki Namba (2 goals)|
The 4 teams accepted the invitation and contested the tournament were:
|Busan IPark||0–0||Melbourne Heart Youth Team|
|4–3|| Z. Walker
|Yokohama FC||2–1||Colorado Rapids|
|Namba 57', 64'||Report||Moor 73'|
|Melbourne Heart Youth Team||0–1||Colorado Rapids|
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.
|Year||Venue||Winner||Runner-up||3rd place||4th place|
|2012||Aloha Stadium||Busan IPark||Yokohama FC||Colorado Rapids||Melbourne Heart Youth Team|
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- "Participating Teams". Hawaiian Islands Invitational. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
- "Rapids to play in Hawaii in February 2012". Colorado Rapids. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
- "Heart To Take Part In Hawaiian Islands Invitational". Melbourne Heart Football Club. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011.[permanent dead link]