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Club World Cup 2011: “Rest of World” Round

This is what they worked for over two years to achieve. This is what every club in our region works to achieve – with the exception of those disconnected from world football. Tomorrow morning, the 11 starters selected by Victor Manuel Vucetich to defend Monterrey’s standard will take the field …

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Club World Cup 2011: The “Easiest” Path

Early this morning (here on the East coast), FIFA conducted the draw for the 2011 Club World Cup in Nagoya, Japan. Circumstances didn’t allow me to stay up and watch; as it turns out, I didn’t miss anything. There was no live coverage of the draw on FIFA’s website, and …

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CCL Feedback from the Defending Champion

In the CONCACAF Champions League era, Monterrey is the first defending champion to qualify for the next tournament. For that matter, Monterrey is the first former champion to return to the CCL – both Atlante (2008-09 winners) and Pachuca (2009-10) have only played on the continental stage on one occasion …

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CCL 2011-12 Qualifiers: Title After the [R]

Just in case anyone had not yet seen the Pumas-Monterrey game and planned on watching later, I wanted to give a general heads-up: in The Regional Review, oftentimes I will be updating you on events as they happen. So for the record, from here on in, this entire blog is …

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CCL 2011-12 Qualifiers: First Leg in Mexico, Second Leg in Canada

Over the next two days (Wednesday and Thursday), all four quarterfinals of the Mexican Clausura will kick off. On Wednesday, Chivas will host Tigres at 8:00 p.m. (all times EST), with Cruz Azul hosting Atlante at 10:00 p.m. later that night. And on Thursday, newly-crowned continental champion Monterrey will welcome …

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CCL 2011-12 Qualifiers: Mexican Quarterfinals

With Pumas returning the favor to America by letting the Aguilas in on the last matchday of the regular season, the quarterfinals in Mexico are now set – first team listed hosts the second leg: Tigres UANL vs. Chivas de Guadalajara Pumas UNAM vs. CF Monterrey Monarcas Morelia vs. Club …

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CCL 2010-11: Saludos al Campeón Invicto

As I’m sure everyone knows by now, Monterrey got the lead it needed against Real Salt Lake (by Suazo, who else?), then defended and held on to win the Final 1-0 on the night and 3-2 on aggregate. Theirs is an unprecedented achievement, and along with the trophy and the …

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CCL 2010-11 Finals, First Leg

With only two teams remaining from the 24 that began this competition back in July and August of last year, this CCL matchday features only one game. Wednesday, April 20: Monterrey (MEX) vs. Real Salt Lake (USA), 10 p.m. EST While I have already published a preview of sorts for …

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2010-11 CCL Finals Schedule, Preview

Now that the semifinals are complete, and now that MLSSoccer and CONCACAF are literally on the same schedule, here is how this season’s Champions League final will play out (all times Eastern): First leg Wednesday, April 20: Monterrey (MEX) vs. Real Salt Lake (USA), 10 p.m. Second leg Wednesday, April …