Central America

Restoring Parity: The Current CCL Format Has Been Detrimental To Smaller Clubs, But Change Is Coming

When the topic of the CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) is discussed among American soccer fans, the inevitable focus is on the struggles of MLS sides in the competition.

Since the tournament was expanded and renamed in 2008, a Mexican side has won the title every season. More than half of the CCL finals have been contested between Liga MX teams and only four MLS sides have reached the final in that timespan.

The last American team to lift the trophy was LA Galaxy back in 2000, only the second MLS club to win in the 33 seasons of the competition up to that point.

América Y Cruz Azul Se Verán Las Caras En Una Nueva Edición Del Clásico Joven

El próximo sábado 17 de abril los protagonistas del célebre “Clásico Joven” se medirán por el liderato del torneo mexicano. América deberá imponerse si quiere alcanzar el sitial de honor del Campeonato. Por su parte, a la máquina cementera le sirve un empate para conservar el primer lugar. “Clásico Joven” no tan joven, o más clásico que joven. Rivalidad de vieja data, que ensalza la pasión desbordada que en México se tiene por el fútbol.

Ocho Goles En Contra, Tres Desertores Y Todos Los Dramas De La Visita Del Arcahaie FC Al Cruz Azul

Mientras los goles del Cruz Azul caían y caían en el arco del Arcahaie FC, el reportero en cancha de TUDN, Adrián Esparza, narraba que nunca había visto una escena tan triste en un campo de juego. "Hay jugadores llorando", contaba a sus compañeros de transmisión. El 8-0 de La Máquina sobre el club haitiano, sí, era demoledor, pero la sensación en el ambiente también insinuaba un elemento más profundo y mucho más relevante que una simple llave de la Concacaf Champions League.

Guía Breve Y De Último Minuto De Los Octavos De Final De La Liga de Campeones Concacaf 2021

Menospreciada a veces por sus propios participantes (Club América, te hablamos a ti), pero no carente de emociones. Hoy comienza la Liga de Campeones Concacaf 2021 y hacemos un breve análisis de las parejas que inician los octavos de final de la competencia.

Antes, el cuadro para que vayan pensando, imaginando y pronosticando el camino al título. ¿Ven a alguien que pueda interrumpir el dominio mexicano en los últimos 15 años?

The Columbus Crew Can End Liga MX’s Champions League Domination

The 2021 CONCACAF Champions League begins on Tuesday, Apr. 6 with the beginning of the Round of 16. Since the competition’s rebrand in 2008, all 12 titles have been won by Liga MX (Tigres won last year's edition). The question, as always, is when will MLS finally come to the table? It’s a feat that hasn’t been achieved since the LA Galaxy in 2000.

U.S. Men’s Team “Devastated” At Latest Olympic Qualifying Failure

The United States are "absolutely devastated" at missing out on qualification for the Olympic men's soccer tournament following Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Honduras, said coach Jason Kreis.

Defeat in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament means the United States will miss a third successive Games, with their last appearance coming in Beijing.

Sergiño Dest Scores Wonder Goal As USMNT Rolls To 4-1 Win Over Jamaica

Midfielder Christian Pulisic returned to the United States men's national team after a 17-month absence in a 4-1 win against Jamaica on Thursday in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.

Sergiño Dest scored his first goal in his sixth match in the 34th minute and Brenden Aaronson made it 2-0 in the 52nd before Jamaica's Jamal Lowe halved the deficit in the 70th minute. Sebastian Lletget scored in the 83rd and 90th minutes to seal the win.

Belize Team Bus Stopped By Armed Gang Ahead Of World Cup Qualifier In Haiti

Belize's football federation (FFB) expressed "disappointment and disgust" on Monday after the bus ferrying the squad to their hotel in Haiti was stopped by an armed gang on motorcycles.

The incident occurred shortly after the squad had arrived in the Caribbean nation to play a World Cup qualifier.

Hassani Dotson And Djordje Mihailovic Move U.S. One Step Closer To Olympics

After grinding out a win against Costa Rica last Thursday, the United States U-23s took care of business on Sunday night by beating the Dominican Republic 4-0 in Olympic qualifying at Estadio Akron. If Mexico beats or ties Costa Rica in Sunday’s later game, the U.S. is through to the semifinals. If Costa Rica wins, Wednesday’s group finale against Mexico takes on meaning again. 

Concacaf’d: Haiti Forced To Start Match With 10 Men, Field Player In Goal Because Of Covid Testing Delays

It took less than two days for the Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying Championship to go full Concacaf.

Haiti was forced to start its opener against Honduras with 10 men — including a field player at goalkeeper — after some Covid-19 testing snafus. Honduras took full advantage to score a 3-0 win over Haiti on Friday afternoon in Guadalajara, Mexico, the opening Group B match.

Only in Concacaf.  

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