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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 2011-12 Qualifiers: A Meaningful Third-Place Match

I mentioned back in my New Year’s Reflections why I thought that the Third-Place Match should be kept in the World Cup finals – and I’ll add that winning third place among the 200+ nations that participate in the World Cup is unquestionably an accomplishment. Outside of that particular competition, …

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CCL 2011-12 Qualifiers: Canadian Final, Caribbean Musical Chairs

Now that Real Esteli has been confirmed as Nicaragua’s representative in the next Champions League, the two teams still in contention for the Canadian Championship already know the challenge that awaits the winner. At the other end of CONCACAF, the four remaining teams in the CFU Club Champions Cup will …

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CCL 2011-12 Qualifiers: CFU Club Champions Cup to Finish in Guyana

The Caribbean Football Union had already hinted at a change of venue for the final round of this year’s CFU Club Champions Cup: Emphasis mine. However, given the mix-up over the format of the tournament last year – the CFU announced one version with just knockout rounds, only to be …

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CCL 2011-12 Qualifiers: Alajuelense, Take 2; and River Plate May Be Coming to a City Near You

In an earlier post, I mentioned that the majority of the articles in The Regional Review would take the form of “Round-ups” keeping track of movement towards Champions League qualification all over CONCACAF. Because of the considerable overlap in competitions here, however – the Portland Timbers recently won a US …