2004 CONCACAF Champions Cup Central Zone [R]

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  1. sidspaceman

    sidspaceman Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 20, 2002
    AMÉRICA DE CALI
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    The road to the 2004 CONCACAF Champions Cup begins next month when two of the three Central American qualifying round-robins kick off.
    In all, 13 club teams were divided into three groups in a draw held today at the Union Centroamericana de Fútbol (UNCAF) Secretariat in Ciudad de Guatemala; presided over by CONCACAF Deputy General Secretary Oscar Thamar-Torres.

    QUADRANGULAR 1 (Nicaragua, 22-26 October)
    Real Estelí FC (NCA)
    Diriangén FC (NCA)
    Deportivo Saprissa (CRC)
    CD F.A.S. (SLV)

    QUADRANGULAR 2 (Guatemala, 29 October – 2 November)
    CSD Comunicaciones (GUA)
    CSD Municipal (GUA)
    Deportivo Árabe Unido (PAN)
    San Salvador FC (SLV)

    QUADRANGULAR 3 (Honduras, 5-9 November)
    CD Olimpia (HON)
    CD Marathón (HON)
    San Francisco FC (PAN)
    Winner of LD Alajuelense (CRC)-Boca (BLZ)

    UNCAF FINAL ROUND QUADRANGULAR (TBD, 17-21 December)
    First – Quadrangular 1
    First – Quadrangular 2
    First – Quadrangular 3
    Best Second – All Quadrangulars


    http://concacaf.com/view_article.asp?id=2123
     
  2. Eric B

    Eric B Member

    Feb 21, 2000
    the LBC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Alajualense has the best performance of any non-Mexican club in last year's tourney, won both halves of the CR league last year, and they have to play-in? I realize it's only against a Belize club, but still...
     
  3. sidspaceman

    sidspaceman Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 20, 2002
    AMÉRICA DE CALI
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    You would think that Saprissa would be the one to have to play Boca.
     
  4. JG

    JG Member+

    Jun 27, 1999
    According to the release, only the top three teams will qualify for the full Champions Cup...are they cutting back to eight teams again?
     
  5. sidspaceman

    sidspaceman Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 20, 2002
    AMÉRICA DE CALI
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Don't forget the Caribbean teams.
     
  6. JG

    JG Member+

    Jun 27, 1999
    According to some Central American articles I found, they are indeed cutting the final tournament back to eight teams--3 from CA, 2 from Mexico, 2 from the US, and 1 from the Caribbean. Hopefully they will keep the home/away series.

    I'm not sure who Boca from Belize is...they don't compete in the top Belizean leagues, but there was some dispute that led to the Belize league pulling out of the Belizean FA, so they might be the best team left that's a member of the FA. The games against Alajuelense could be ugly.
     
  7. sidspaceman

    sidspaceman Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 20, 2002
    AMÉRICA DE CALI
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    It would be nice of CONCACAF to announce that they were cutting the tourney down to 8 teams.

    Boca vs Alajuelense: I'm sure it won't be any worse then Deportivo Arabe Unido’s 19:0 victory against FC Deportivo Jalapa last year.
     
  8. Eric B

    Eric B Member

    Feb 21, 2000
    the LBC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Actually, one would think that the second Nicaraguan team would have to play in.
     
  9. sidspaceman

    sidspaceman Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 20, 2002
    AMÉRICA DE CALI
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Well that would make to much sense Eric. This is CONCACAF were talking about afterall.
     
  10. sidspaceman

    sidspaceman Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 20, 2002
    AMÉRICA DE CALI
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    CONCACAF announces re-format for 2004 Champions Cup

    CONCACAF announced that the Champions Cup as been re-formatted to an eight-team tournament for 2004.
    The CONCACAF Champions Cup will continue to be a straight knockout event, as it has been in the last two years, with teams playing over a home-and-away system that begins on 17 March 2004.

    The 2004 breakdown will feature two clubs each from Mexico and the USA, one team will qualify from the Caribbean Football Union and three clubs will advance from Union Centroamericana de Fútbol (UNCAF) Championship later this year. For more information on the UNCAF Championship.


    2004 CONCACAF Champions Cup Schedule
    Quarterfinal Series
    First leg – 17 March
    Second leg – 24 March

    Semifinal Series
    First leg – 14 April
    Second leg – 21 April

    Final Series
    First leg – 4 May
    Second leg – 11 May

    http://concacaf.com/view_article.asp?id=2128
     
  11. Greddy

    Greddy Member

    Jun 24, 2003
    Chicago
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Could anybody tell me, at what stage do they start televising the tournament. Also, what channels will be showing them. Thanks
     
  12. sidspaceman

    sidspaceman Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 20, 2002
    AMÉRICA DE CALI
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Telemundo has been showing the games on a tape delayed basis. They started with the first round not sure if they will continue this with next years tournament.
     
  13. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish New Member

    Feb 2, 1999
    W. Orange <-> NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    US Teams?

    With only 2 spots in the tourney, obviously the MLS Cup champ will make it. I wonder if the USSF will award berths to the Supporter's Shield winner, or the US Open Cup champ?

    Thoughts?
     
  14. Eric B

    Eric B Member

    Feb 21, 2000
    the LBC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: US Teams?

    In the past, it was the MLS Cup Winner and the Runner-up that made it. Considering that the Supporter's Shield Winner was considered the "#2 seed" the past two years, it might end up being that.
     
  15. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Not too fond about the reduction, but I guess I can understand the reasons behind it. 2 less Mexican teams that need to be 'forced' to participate, as well as an earlier end to the competition (before summer)...

    At least they kept the home and away format.
     
  16. Ronaldinho11

    Ronaldinho11 Red Card

    Jul 28, 2003
    San Pedro Sula
    Club:
    CD Olimpia
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras
  17. Ronaldinho11

    Ronaldinho11 Red Card

    Jul 28, 2003
    San Pedro Sula
    Club:
    CD Olimpia
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras
  18. SJJ

    SJJ Member

    Sep 20, 1999
    Royal Oak, MI, USA
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This reduction may be because of that L_O_N_G WCQ schedule Concacaf adopted. With "fixture congestion" being the Fifa buzzword, maybe they said, "Can't cut the WCQ schedule, maybe we can cut the club schedule."

    It was fun tracking the MLS regular season standings, and the US Open Cup, to see who would get those two berths to the 16-team Concacaf cup.

    Another rant: C'mon, Concacaf. Pick a format and stick with it. We had the single-elimination tournament format (once played on a dreadful field in Las Vegas). We had the Giants Cup (the most pathetic concoction ever dreamt by a sports federation.) Then we had the 16-team knock-out format. (Finally, a format we could live with.) But then we heard rumors of making it a "champions league" format instead. Now its down to eight.

    And, oh, yeah...this may or may not the qualifier to the World Club Championship that may or may not be played at some future or not-so-future date.
     
  19. efernandez9

    efernandez9 Member

    Jun 6, 1999
    Joe Pool Lake
    Copa UNCAF 2003

    Las autoridades deportivas de la región definieron este martes las sedes oficiales y el calendario para disputar del 22 de octubre y 9 de noviembre el Torneo Campeones y Subcampeones de la Unión Centroamericana de Fútbol (UNCAF).

    Los encuentros se disputarán en las ciudades de Guatemala y San Pedro Sula (Honduras), mientras que el otro cuadrangular se jugará en tres ciudades de Nicaragua (Diriamba, Managua y Estelí), informó el dirigente de UNCAF, el trinitario Oscar Thamar.

    el primer cuadrangular se jugará en Nicaragua y estará integrado por los locales Diriangen y Estelí, Saprissa (Costa Rica) y el Fas (El Salvador).

    El segundo cuadrangular será en Guatemala y jugarán los locales Municipal y Comunicaciones, Arabe Unido (Panamá) y San Salvador (El Salvador), mientras que en el tercer minitorneo de San Pedro Sulá participarán los clubes hondureños Marathón y Olimpia, Alajuela (Costa Rica) y San Francisco (Panamá).

    champions and runner ups will dispute the title from october 22, divided into 2 grps
     
  20. sidspaceman

    sidspaceman Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 20, 2002
    AMÉRICA DE CALI
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Central Zone qualifying for 2004 Champions Cup begins on Wednesday in Nicaragua

    The road to the 2004 CONCACAF Champions Cup begins on Wednesday (22 October) when the first of the three Central American qualifying round-robins kick off in Nicaragua.

    QUADRANGULAR 1 (Nicaragua)
    22.10.2003: Diriangén FC (NCA) vs. CD F.A.S. (SLV); Ciudad de Diriamba – 15:00
    22.10.2003: Real Estelí FC (NCA) vs. Deportivo Saprissa (CRC); Ciudad Estelí – 15:00
    24.10.2003: Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) vs. CD F.A.S. (SLV); Managua – 18:00
    24.10.2003: Diriangén FC (NCA) vs. Real Estelí FC (NCA); Managua – 20:00
    26.10.2003: Diriangén FC (NCA) vs. Deportivo Saprissa (CRC); Ciudad de Diriamba – 15:00
    26.10.2003: Real Estelí FC (NCA) vs. CD F.A.S. (SLV); Ciudad Estelí – 15:00

    QUADRANGULAR 2 (Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala)
    29.10.2003: CSD Comunicaciones (GUA) vs. San Salvador FC (SLV); 18:00
    29.10.2003: CSD Municipal (GUA) vs. Deportivo Árabe Unido (PAN); 20:00
    31.10.2003: San Salvador FC (SLV) vs. Deportivo Árabe Unido (PAN); 18:00
    31.10.2003: CSD Municipal (GUA) vs. CSD Comunicaciones (GUA); 20:00
    02.11.2003: CSD Municipal (GUA) vs. San Salvador FC (SLV); 10:00
    02.11.2003: CSD Comunicaciones (GUA) vs. Deportivo Árabe Unido (PAN); 12:00

    QUADRANGULAR 3 (San Pedro Sula, Honduras)
    05.11.2003: CD Marathón (HON) vs. San Francisco FC (PAN); 18:00
    05.11.2003: CD Olimpia (HON) vs. Boca (BLZ) or LD Alajuelense (CRC); 20:00
    07.11.2003: San Francisco FC (PAN) vs. Boca (BLZ) or LD Alajuelense (CRC); 18:00
    07.11.2003: CD Marathón (HON) vs. CD Olimpia (HON); 20:00
    09.11.2003: CD Olimpia (HON) vs. San Francisco FC (PAN); 15:00
    09.11.2003: CD Marathón (HON) vs. Boca (BLZ) or LD Alajuelense (CRC); 17:00

    UNCAF FINAL ROUND QUADRANGULAR (TBD, 17-21 December 2003)
    First – Quadrangular 1
    First – Quadrangular 2
    First – Quadrangular 3
    Best Second – All Quadrangulars

    http://concacaf.com/view_article.asp?id=2200
     
  21. sidspaceman

    sidspaceman Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 20, 2002
    AMÉRICA DE CALI
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    CD F.A.S., Deportivo Saprissa open Quadrangular 1 Central Zone qualifying with victor

    The road to the 2004 CONCACAF Champions Cup began on Wednesday in Nicaragua as CD F.A.S. of El Salvador and Costa Rica’s Deportivo Saprissa opened the Quadranglar 1 Central American qualifying.
    Two goals from William Reyes led CD F.A.S. to a 2:1 victory over Diriangén FC (NCA) at the Estadio Cacique Diriangén in Ciudad de Diriamba. Reyes scored in the 22nd and 59th minutes, while Luis Martínez had the only tally for the host with 17 minutes remaining in the match.

    In another encounter at the Estadio Independencia of Ciudad Estelí, Deportivo Saprissa topped Real Estelí FC (NCA) 1:0 on a second-half goal scored by Álvaro Saborío.

    UNCAF Quadrangular 1
    22.10.2003: Ciudad de Diriamba, NICARAGUA; Estadio Cacique Diriangén
    DIRIANGÉN FC (NCA) – CD F.A.S. (SLV) 1:2 (0:1)
    Luis MARTÍNEZ 73’ – William REYES 22’, 59’
    Diriangén: Denis Camacho – Hoogly Corrales, Luis Martínez, Silvo Avilés (29: Xavier Obando), Xavier Solórzano, Emilio Palacio, Allan Chávez, Norman González, Arturo Barragán, Armando Reyes (70: José Morales), Frankyn López (65: Lester Gonzalez). Booked: J. Morales 81’
    TD: Mauricio CRUZ
    F.A.S.: William Osorio – Marvin González, Victor Velásquez, José Tobar, Cristian Alvarez (76: Ernesto Gochez), Alejandro de la Cruz, William Reyes (81: Emerson Umaña), Alfredo Pacheco, Gilberto Murgas, Victor Mafla (56: Jaime Gómez), Luis Castro. Booked: J. Tobar 80’
    TD: Alberto CASTILLO
    R: Armando ARCHUNDIA (MEX)

    22.10.2003: Ciudad Estelí, NICARAGUA; Estadio Independencia
    REAL ESTELÍ FC (NCA) – DEPORTIVO SAPRISSA (CRC) 0:1
    Álvaro SABORÍO 72’
    Real Estelí: Sergio Chamorro – Jaime Ruiz, Carlos Alonso, David Solórzano, Samuel Olivas, Dennis Salgado, Sergio Rodríguez, Dolmo Flores (64: Mario Morales), Francisco López, Thelvin Álvarez, David Martínez (80: Felix Zeledón). Booked: D. Salgado 8’, S. Olivas 67’, C. Alonso 87’
    TD: Otoniel OLIVAS
    Deportivo Saprissa: Kevin Stewart – Jervis Drummond, Víctor Cordero, Gabriel Badilla, Juan Bautista Esquivel, Tray Bennett, Douglas Sequeira (55: Wilson Muñoz), Wálter Centeno, José Francisco Alfaro (77: Rándall Azofeifa), Gerald Drummond (84: Kénneth Vargas), Álvaro Saborío. Booked: D. Sequeira 56’, J. Alfaro 60’, Á. Saborío 73’
    TD: Hernán MEDFORD
    R: Otto MEJÍA (GUA)
    http://concacaf.com/view_article.asp?id=2211
     
  22. Eric B

    Eric B Member

    Feb 21, 2000
    the LBC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When did Hernán Medford start coaching?
     
  23. efernandez9

    efernandez9 Member

    Jun 6, 1999
    Joe Pool Lake
    as soon as saprissa was taken over by Vergara's Money.

    they had a colombian coach, JL Pinto, and under the 'plan austeridad' and the team only for Ticos, they went after medford. So far so good.....
     
  24. sidspaceman

    sidspaceman Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 20, 2002
    AMÉRICA DE CALI
    Club:
    America de Cali
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Deportivo Saprissa defeats CD F.A.S., Diriangén FC ties Real Estelí FC in Quadrangula

    The Union Centroamericana de Fútbol (UNCAF) Quadrangular 1 Central American qualifying for the 2004 CONCACAF Champions Cup continued on Friday at the Estadio Denis Martínez in Managua, Nicaragua with Costa Rica’s Deportivo Saprissa defeating CD F.A.S. of El Salvador 2:1 and Diriangén FC (NCA) playing Real Estelí FC (NCA) to a 1:1 tie.

    http://concacaf.com/view_article.asp?id=2212
     
  25. The Creeper

    The Creeper New Member

    Jul 18, 2000
    Up in MA
    The Nicaraguan teams certainly did better than last year.
     

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