2014 CFU Club Championship

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  1. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Executive Committee of Valencia de Léogâne have leaked that the CFU chose their club to "host" the final round of this tournament, to be played at the Stade Sylvio Cator.
     
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  2. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Food for thought, ahead of this tournament opening on Friday:

    Think back to the first three years of the CONCACAF Champions League (2008-2010), when Caribbean teams knocked out every non-Mexican opponent they faced. Then consider: Harbour View is the only team from that era to qualify for this year's CFU tournament...and W Connection is the only other team still in existence.
     
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  3. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Wow, I had no idea that San Juan Jabloteh and Joe Public went under.
     
  4. fridge46

    fridge46 Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Neither did I until now... but it seems San Juan Jabloteh are back in the T&T Pro League, but they do seem to be struggling.
     
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  5. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    It says bad things about Trinidad's hopes of doing well this year that their tournament reps are currently 6th and 7th in the league.
     
  6. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Apparently they came back after withdrawing from the league in 2012...I stand corrected.
     
  7. Rodrigo Pinto

    Rodrigo Pinto New Member

    Mar 2, 2014
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Anyone know if someone has streeam for games?
     
  8. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  9. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ...but the CFU hasn't announced it yet because it's waiting for a resolution in the dispute between five Haitian clubs (including Valencia) and the Haitian Football Federation. I'm not fully informed of the details, but the five clubs are protesting the FHF's creation of a new 16-team professional first division (with help from FIFA and CONCACAF); and according to the letter from CFU General Secretary Damien Hughes, if Valencia and the FHF fail to make peace, the CFU will yank Valencia from its tournament for lacking approval from its national federation.
     
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  10. fridge46

    fridge46 Member

    Oct 23, 2011
  11. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And a 51,269.44 USD fine! :eek: To put the figure in perspective: the entry fee for this tournament is 1,000 USD. I wonder if they actually plan on collecting it from Notch or demanding it if and when Notch apply for a future CFU tournament.
     
  12. fridge46

    fridge46 Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    $51,269.44 is a pretty weird amount haha

    Does anyone know how much would it have cost SV Notch to actually play in the tournament?
     
  13. dinamo_zagreb

    dinamo_zagreb Member+

    Jun 27, 2010
    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    group 1
    Bayamon - Bodden 5-0
    Centro Dominguito - Sainte-Rose 0-0

    group 2
    Waterhouse - Inter Moengotapoe 4-0
    Caledonia - AS Mirebalais 3-0

    group 3
    Alpha United - Defence Force 2-0
     
  14. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    just like Trujillo and les Duvaliers long time ago, Hispaniola now has Osiris Guzman and Dadou Bart :(
     
  15. fridge46

    fridge46 Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Day 2 (Scorelines to be confirmed, but the outcomes are correct according to the tables at cfufootball.org):

    GROUP 1

    USR Sainte-Rose 1-0 Bodden Town
    Bayamon FC 0-0 Centro Dominguito

    All but Bodden eliminated going into the last match day.

    GROUP 2
    Inter Moengotapoe 2-2 Caledonia AIA
    AS Mirebalais 1-2 Waterhouse

    Caledonia and Waterhouse play each other on Tuesday, winner will meet Group 1 winner in semis.

    GROUP 3

    Habour View 0-1 Alpha United

    Clean sweep for Alpha. Now face Valencia (subject to confirmation) for a place in CCL.
     
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  16. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    All confirmed...and fyp. :p

    It should be pointed out that a tie in the Caledonia-Waterhouse game favors the Jamaicans...and if they move on, we're guaranteed a Caribbean debutant in the CCL.

    As for Group 1: unless otherwise stated (World Cup qualifying, Gold Cup), all CONCACAF competitions use the head-to-head (H2H) tiebreaker. Keeping that in mind:

    • If there is a winner between Bayamón and Unité Saint Rosienne, that team moves on.

    • If they tie, and Centro Dominguito fails to beat Bodden Town, Bayamón move on (tied on points and H2H with Unité Saint Rosienne, ahead on overall GD).

    • If Centro Dominguito win, and Bayamón and Unité Saint Rosienne tie 0-0, then all three will be even on points, GD and goals scored. In that case, it all boils down to by how much Centro Dominguito win:

    4 goals or less --> Bayamón advance
    6 goals or more --> Centro Dominguito advance
    5 goals, while scoring 6 or more (e.g. 6-1, 7-2) --> Centro Dominguito advance on overall goals scored
    5-0 --> drawing of lots

    • If Centro Dominguito win, and Bayamón and Unité Saint Rosienne tie with goals (e.g. 1-1, 2-2), then Centro Dominguito would be eliminated in the three-way H2H on goals scored. Then, Bayamón would top Unité Saint Rosienne on overall goals scored, so the hosts would move on.
     
  17. It's called FOOTBALL

    LMX Clubs
    Mexico
    May 4, 2009
    Chitown
    #42 It's called FOOTBALL, Mar 25, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2014
    So I was lamenting the fact that the CCL is off this week until I found out that this tourney is goin down, and that we got some dope fixtures comin on tonight. So I threw the razor away and now I'm hyped af for tonight's tilts. [​IMG]

    It's interesting that this year's edition will actually have a Final, unlike last year where they stopped after everyone was qualified. So there was no CFU champ last year. But now things are back to normal and there will be a trophy handed out again.

    The Valencia bye is ridiculous. It makes 0 sense. If they did that because 13 clubs applied, then they coulda had a play-in match. Bush league stuff. Uy.
     
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  18. Blastow

    Blastow Member

    Mar 19, 2010
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Club:
    FC Dynamo Kyiv
    Nat'l Team:
    Ukraine
    first time in many seasons Champions League can be no teams from Trinidad and Tobago.
     
  19. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Caledonia AIA could still make it through if they beat Waterhouse today.
     
  20. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No resolution in sight. I'd give it until April 1 before the CFU runs out of patience and officially announces an alternate venue for the final round .
     
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  21. fridge46

    fridge46 Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    If Valencia does not get permission from the FHF to take part, do you think that CFU not replace Valencia and just allow all group winners progress to CCL without having the final stages?
     
  22. dinamo_zagreb

    dinamo_zagreb Member+

    Jun 27, 2010
    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    They might enter best runner-up instead of Valencia and give best group winner a chance to host the final tourney.
     
  23. ja2ny

    ja2ny Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    long Island,N.Y.

    Well you can forget about that thought, Caledonia got crushed 4-0 by Waterhouse.
     
  24. Makandal

    Makandal Member

    Apr 21, 2007
    Cambridge, MA (USA)
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    Haiti
    Technically that is 3 forfait games in a row. The FHF should be sanctioning the clubs in question according to the rules. Yet it seems that they'll give them one more chance before giving them the ultimate punishment.
     
  25. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    If I'm reading results correctly, Puerto Rico BFC and USR Sainte-Rose tied 1-1, and PRBFC is going to the CFU semifinals with Waterhouse, Alpha United, and (pending the resolution of what's going on in Haiti) Valencia.

    Semifinals, as it stands:

    Waterhouse v. Puerto Rico Bayamon
    Valencia v. Alpha United
     
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