News: 2016 CFU Club Championship [R]

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  1. 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
    Hey everyone,

    Two years ago, the CFU announced the format for this tournament in January.

    Last year, we had to wait until March for them to confirm anything.

    So, what do we have this time around?

    Good news is that the CFU has already settled on the teams and design of the competition. However, we're only going to find out about it in bits and pieces. The first is a leak out of the Dominican Republic:

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    A few things to note about this schedule:

    1) It's a huge step forward for the DR to not only enter a team in this tournament (make that two - Cibao FC also qualified IIRC) but to host a group.

    2) In case you were wondering (like me), the team Scholars International in Group 3 is from the Cayman Islands. Of course, the defending CONCACAF Champions League winner's namesake in Group 4 is actually América des Cayes from Haiti.

    3) "Looser"? Really? **facepalm**
     
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  2. mczh

    mczh Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    Dallas, TX
    Nat'l Team:
    El Salvador
    here's the full schedule

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  3. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #3 Paul Calixte, Jan 3, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2016
    Just to add to that:

    • La Gauloise (correct spelling) and CS Moulien are from Guadeloupe (wonder why clubs in Martinique haven't participated yet).
    • Don Bosco (correct spelling) is from Haiti.
    • Somerset Cricket Club is from Bermuda.
    • Anyone have a clue where "Atlético FC" in Group 1 is from? They might have meant Atlántico FC, the actual runner-up from last year's inaugural Dominican pro league season (I was wrong mentioning Cibao); I haven't heard anything suggesting Cuba or Puerto Rico entering teams this year.
    Also worth noting that no Guyanese teams (mainly Alpha United) will be joining us this year; and only one of last season's CCL participants Montego Bay and Central FC will be able to make it to the final round this time.
     
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  4. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_CFU_Club_Championship says Dominican Republic has Club Atletico Pantoja and Atlantico FC.
     
  5. 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
    ...in which case, I have two questions:

    Why does CONCACAF's announcement have Atlético San Cristóbal participating in this tournament? More importantly: @brentgoulet how the hell does a team that finished NINTH! in the league make it to the CFU level?
     
  6. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    According to Ruben Garcia, general manager of Atlántico fc, the CFU has made a mistake

    Pantoja and Atlántico fc will be the teams representing DR

    No doubt about that
     
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  7. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So apparently Puerto Rico is the new Jamaica: their clubs aren't participating in CFU because they're broke. Although the new Puerto Rico FC is almost certain to jump in next year...
     
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  8. dinamo_zagreb

    dinamo_zagreb Member+

    Jun 27, 2010
    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    It starts tomorrow with games in groups 1, 2, 3 (games on February 24, 26, 28). Group 4 will be played next week (March 2, 4, 6).
     
  9. JFoot23

    JFoot23 Member

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    Jan 18, 2014
  11. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good, so Don Bosco just needs to tie on Sunday and they're through to the final round. Any updates elsewhere?
     
  12. JFoot23

    JFoot23 Member

    Jan 18, 2014
    FT Atlantico FC 4 - 0 CS Moulien
     
  13. JFoot23

    JFoot23 Member

    Jan 18, 2014
  14. dinamo_zagreb

    dinamo_zagreb Member+

    Jun 27, 2010
    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    W Connection - Inter 3-1, W qualifies to the semis.

    I would have loved to see Surinamese side in the CCL.

    BTW, one thing is sure, I don't see it mentioned - CFU will give at least one debutant (Don Bosco or Atletico Pantoja/Arnett Gardens/America des Cayes/Notch) in CCL group stages.
     
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  15. dinamo_zagreb

    dinamo_zagreb Member+

    Jun 27, 2010
    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    Arnett Gardens - Notch 8-4 :laugh::thumbsup:
     
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  16. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Atlético Pantoja beat América des Cayes 1-0 :sick:, so it's between them and Arnett Gardenas on Sunday for the semifinal ticket - tie favors the Jamaicans.
     
  17. MLSn00b

    MLSn00b Member

    Apr 3, 2008
    New York
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Excited to see how far Pantoja can take this.
     
  18. dinamo_zagreb

    dinamo_zagreb Member+

    Jun 27, 2010
    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    I hope they qualify to F4. It's the third biggest Caribbean country, they should have CCL team to boost their football.
     
  19. dinamo_zagreb

    dinamo_zagreb Member+

    Jun 27, 2010
    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    Arnett Gardens won the "final" 1-0 and qualified for the final four round. Hard luck for Pantoja, but they (Dominican Republic teams) must build on this and try to do better next time around.

    Three of the four finalists are known, Arnett will face W Connection, Don Bosco awaits their opponent - Montego Bay, Central or Schoolars. The last group starts in two days. Don Bosco lost (CCL) playoff match against Montego Bay last year.

    Jamaica will have CCL team third season in a row, it might be two teams for the very first time.
     
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  20. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You sure about that? I wouldn't necessary consider Central FC an underdog against Montego (the latter being hosts aside), and then all we'd need is for Arnett to pull the short straw in the final round and Jamaica misses out. Not that I believe it will happen, but I wouldn't be pouring out the Red Stripe just yet. :p
     
  21. mczh

    mczh Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    Dallas, TX
    Nat'l Team:
    El Salvador
  22. dinamo_zagreb

    dinamo_zagreb Member+

    Jun 27, 2010
    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    I just saw what I wrote.

    But anyways, I expect Montego Bay to qualify from their group.
     
  23. dinamo_zagreb

    dinamo_zagreb Member+

    Jun 27, 2010
    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    Montego - Scholars 4-0
    Central - Scholars 6-0

    "Final" tomorrow, Montego needs a win to qualify to final 4.
     

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