2012 Hawaiian Islands Invitational

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2012 Hawaiian Islands Invitational
Tournament details
Host country United States
Dates February 23–25
Teams 4 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Busan IPark (1st title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 4
Goals scored 7 (1.75 per match)
Attendance 34,922 (8,731 per match)
Top scorer(s) Hiroaki Namba (2 goals)

The 2012 Hawaiian Islands Invitational was an inter-confederation association football tournament contested in February, 2012 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]


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


Semifinal Round[edit]

23 February 2012
6:00pm UTC−10
Busan IPark South Korea 0 – 0 Australia Melbourne Heart
Kwang-Hee Penalty scored
Dong-Min Penalty scored
Jong-Won Penalty missed
Mota Penalty scored
Fágner Penalty missed
Ji-Ho Penalty missed
Ji-Hoon Penalty scored
4 – 3 Penalty scored Z. Walker
Penalty scored Bosnjak
Penalty scored Groenwald
Penalty missed Paterson
Penalty missed Trifiro
Penalty missed Gray
Penalty missed Grossman
Aloha Stadium, Hawaii
Attendance: 7,388
Referee: Hilario Grajeda

23 February 2012
8:30pm UTC−10
Yokohama FC Japan 2 – 1 United States Colorado Rapids
Namba Goal 57'64' Report Moor Goal 73'
Aloha Stadium, Hawaii
Attendance: 7,388
Referee: Jair Marrufo

Championship Round[edit]

Consolation Match[edit]

25 February 2012
5:00pm UTC−10
Melbourne Heart Australia 0 – 1 United States Colorado Rapids
Report Cascio Goal 30'
Aloha Stadium, Hawaii
Attendance: 10,073
Referee: Ricardo Salazar

Championship Match[edit]

25 February 2012
7:30pm UTC−10
Busan IPark South Korea 3 – 0 Japan Yokohama FC
Seung-Hwan Goal 14'
Sang-Hyub Goal 45'
Fágner Goal 70'
Aloha Stadium, Hawaii
Attendance: 10,073
Referee: Baldomero Toledo


Main article: Aloha Stadium

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 South Korea Busan IPark Japan Yokohama FC United States Colorado Rapids Australia Melbourne Heart


  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. 

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