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Champions League 2012-13: It really is that simple

Remember when MLS was clearly better than the Mexican league? Many of you may wonder if I hit my head during the process of writing this piece. Back in 2007, though, quite a few Major League Soccer aficionados were pounding their chests and claiming supremacy following the group stage of …

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Champions League Preview: Tecazo, Coronazo or Business as Usual

Three times in history, US clubs have won competitive matches in Mexico. Three times in history, US clubs have eliminated Mexican opposition in home-and-away series. The next US team to achieve both at the same time, however, will be the first. If the LA Galaxy or Seattle Sounders aim to …

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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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CCL 2012-13 Qualifiers: A Matter of Time for Estelí

Last year, on the night before my birthday, I switched to Fox Soccer Channel on a friend’s TV in order to catch the start of Real Estelí-Toronto FC. The game itself promised to be enthralling: Milos Kocic had gifted an away goal in the first leg of this CONCACAF Champions …

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CCL 2011-12 Qualifiers: Canadian Final, Revisited [Updated With Video]

At long last, with less than a month to go before the start of the next CONCACAF Champions League, the final qualifier will seal its entry by winning the Canadian Championship tomorrow…maybe. Weather.com states that there is a 30% chance of thunderstorms at kickoff, so we will have to wait …

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CCL 2011-12: Nicaragua Video, At Last

As is my custom, I usually post videos of the matches in which teams from the more obscure domestic leagues in our region clinch their places in the next Champions League. Unfortunately, in the case of the Caribbean, I have not found anything from the Final Round of the CFU …

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CCL 2011-12 Qualifiers: A Correction on Nicaragua

I was curious when the Hexagonal Blog stated in its Central American recap that CONCACAF had inspected the Estadio Independencia in Nicaragua last week, so I went looking for a source to confirm that information. Pinolero Sports had nothing, but Real Esteli’s own Facebook page proved a treasure trove of …

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CCL 2011-12 Qualifiers: Nicaragua’s Final Set, But Champion Already Decided

Normally, Soccerway is an exceptionally reliable source for results in even the most obscure league in the world. So when it states that Real Esteli and Diriangen finished in the top two spots in the semifinal group stage, I’d normally assume that those two would move on to play in …