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CCL 2013-14 Qualifiers: One Last Go-Around

This weekend, we will discover four new participants in the upcoming CONCACAF Champions League. The semifinals will wrap up in Mexico, and a pair of Clausura finals will determine the second representatives for Honduras and Panama. The current Salvadoran, Costa Rican and Canadian tournaments are also approaching their dénouement; and …

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CCL 2013-14 Qualifiers: End of the Road

Monterrey’s 2012 Club World Cup run will finish just like their previous one: in a consolation match against North African opposition. Such an assertion admittedly overlooks the clear improvement in the rayados’ performance over last year. Yes, Chelsea threatened to play them off the field in the first 20 minutes; …

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The Comeback, ft. Monterrey, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti and Saprissa

Second, third and fourth chances are the order of the day this weekend. On their second trip to Japan, 2011-12 CONCACAF Champions League winners Monterrey will attempt to make up for their underwhelming display last year, as well as become the first team from our region to reach the Club …

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Confederations Cup 2013: Samba Partners (plus more CCL qualifying)

Let’s say you find yourself on CONCACAF’s negotiating team for the 2016 Copa América. You know that CONMEBOL primarily have financial gain in mind with their scheme to host this centennial edition in the US, and that they need your cooperation to make it happen. To be fair, they will …

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World Cup Preview: 2014 Semifinal Round, Matchday 5

On one hand, a full year of matches against the best our region has to offer, practically-guaranteed sellouts at every game, overwhelming media coverage and the opportunity to either qualify outright for the World Cup finals or face a less-than-intimidating playoff with the Oceania representative. On the other, four months …

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World Cup Preview: 2014 Semifinal Round, Matchday 4

Up in Canada, all the talk over the last few days has revolved around the typically Central American reception extended to their national team in Panama City. Journalists have posted videos of the raucous “street parties”, players have joked about the atmosphere, and the Canadian Soccer Association (via Twitter) has …

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World Cup Preview: 2014 Semifinal Round, Matchday 3

How much panic is justifiable after a rough start? Following the first two matchdays of the semifinal round in June, Honduras and El Salvador found themselves in third place in their respective groups, three points away from safety, with fans from both countries openly worrying about a premature end to …

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World Cup Preview: 2014 Semifinal Round, Matchday 1

If this is the first time that you are paying attention to World Cup qualifying in our region (for the 2014 tournament, that is), you may be surprised to find out that more than half of the fixtures have already been played. Between the first and elementary rounds, the smaller …

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CCL 2012-13 Qualifiers: The King, or the Emperor? (Update: El Salvador Situation Explained)

In a month’s time, the domestic leagues in our corner of the world will give way to the undisputed main course of the year, World Cup qualifying. Before we get to talking about Chicharito, Dempsey, Luis Tejada and co., there are still seven tantalizing championships (of continental relevance) to be …

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CCL 2012-13 Qualifiers: The Twilight Zone

Here is an indication of how bizarre the qualification process for the next CONCACAF Champions League has become: Chivas de Guadalajara can still make it. I am not making this up. Before we get into this weekend’s matches in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, I will adjust the list …