Hawaiian Islands Invitational

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Hawaiian Islands Invitational
Founded 2011
Region Asia, North America, Oceania and South America
Number of teams 4
Website www.hawaiianislandsinvitational.com
2012 Hawaiian Islands Invitational

The Hawaiian Islands Invitational is an inter-confederation association football tournament that was founded in 2011, as a successor to the former Pan-Pacific Championship. Like its predecessor, the tournament will consist of four teams, who will contest a knock-out style competition and will span over three days.

History[edit]

When the Pan-Pacific Championship folded, due to turf issues at the Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, moves were put in place to attempt to reconstruct an inter-confederation, end of season tournament that would see some of the best teams from North American, Asia, and Australia go head to head. In March 2011, it was announced that the Hawaiian Islands Invitational would be set up, by ESPN Regional Television, Inc. in co-operation with the Hawai’i Tourism Authority and Major League Soccer.[1][2]

Like the former Pan-Pacific Championships, the tournament will be held at Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, and will be broadcast live on ESPN, and ESPNs subsidiary stations.[3]

Inaugural competitors[edit]

For the inaugural tournament, four teams have been selected. The teams come from the same confederations as the former Pan-Pacific Championships, with some of the best teams from CONCACAF, and the Asian Football Confederation.[4]

Results[edit]

Year Final Third-place match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd place Score 4th place
2012 South Korea Busan IPark 3–0 Japan Yokohama FC United States Colorado Rapids 1–0 Australia Melbourne Heart

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hawaiian Islands Invitational: New ESPN Soccer Event In 2012". PaddockTalk. 15 March 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Margolis, Rachel (15 March 2011). "Hawaiian Islands Invitational: New ESPN Soccer Event in 2012". ESPN. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "COLORADO RAPIDS TO PARTICIPATE IN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS INVITATIONAL IN FEBRUARY". Gateway News. 15 March 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Rapids to participate in 2012 Hawaiian Islands Invitational". Major League Soccer. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 

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