Tag Archives: us open cup

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Everything I wanted to say last week

How ’bout them Sounders? By now, those of you who follow the CONCACAF Champions League and/or MLS are likely aware of Seattle’s historic 3-1 quarterfinal victory (3-2 aggregate) over the 10 men chosen by coach Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti to represent Tigres…plus one who is unlikely to ever again receive the …

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Gold Cup Qualifiers: The Last Shall Be First…Or Second (Plus: Reaction to Conrad-Gulati)

When I criticized the Copa Centroamericana last year, longtime reader slaminsams reacted by counseling patience, suggesting that the eventual Fifth-Place Match would get more exciting as Nicaragua and Belize improve their competitiveness. Now that the latest edition is headed towards Matchday 3, with no fewer than four Gold Cup berths …

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Navia: Latino Players Face Discrimination in the US

It is not often that I get to break the news, since this space is more dedicated to providing analysis on anticipated events (namely, World Cup qualifying, the Gold Cup and the CONCACAF Champions League). But the last Google search I conducted before writing this piece revealed no English-language coverage …

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CCL 2013-14 Qualifiers: History vs. Novelty

The Champions League has been on Kansas City’s mind all year. When Graham Zusi, Teal Bunbury and C.J. Sapong got called up for the US national team’s friendly in Panama City, their club coach Peter Vermes remarked that the experience gained would serve Sporting KC well in future international competitions. …

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CCL 2013-14 Qualifiers: Old Hands, New Hands

Yes, I know what you are thinking: why are we already monitoring qualifiers for next year’s CONCACAF Champions League when the guest list for this season’s tournament just got completed yesterday? Well, 21 days ago, but the point remains. Last year, we waited until October to find out which one …

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CCL 2012-13 Qualifiers: An American Two-For-One

The Los Angeles Galaxy are only scheduled to play one game on “Super Tuesday”; but they will have two shots at qualifying for the next Champions League. Wait, what? Now, before you start ranting about even more preferential treatment for the so-called Superclub (not to dissuade you from doing so; …

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CCL 2012-13 Qualifiers: US Open Cup Final Set, History to be Made

After a pair of close semifinal affairs, each one decided by a moment of brilliance from the respective winners’ go-to forwards, the 2011 US Open Cup boils down to a one-off Final on Tuesday, October 4: Seattle Sounders vs. Chicago Fire According to the results of the bidding process with …

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CCL 2012-13 Qualifiers: US Open Cup Semifinals

After all of two weeks of group play in the current CONCACAF Champions League, we take a pause to highlight the chase for the first spot in next year’s tournament. A curiosity, yes, but also one of the benefits of following football in our region: no matter what the time …

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CCL 2012-13 Qualifiers: US Open Cup Semifinals Set

I should have been more clear when I said that The Regional Review would leave the US Open Cup aside until next month: the semifinals will take place on August 30, before which I will provide a more in-depth preview of the matches. But the teams that will be participating …

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CCL 2012-13 Qualifiers: And We’re Off!

Yes, we have yet to complete the field for the upcoming Champions League and the United States is already well underway getting teams into next year’s competition. It should be pointed out, though, that this brand of “exceptionalism” stems from practical concerns rather than ideology. The best example of this …