2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition) [R]

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  1. Onionsack

    Onionsack BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 21, 2003
    New York City
    Club:
    FC Girondins de Bordeaux
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So last year's thread ended up being pretty short lived due to both LA and NE choking on the road in Costa Rica. But this year hopefully MLS sides will figure out a way to get further.

    We all know the score in this tournament. MLS sides are the only teams not in season of the final 8, and wont be for at least another 6 weeks. Thus, we are behind the 8-ball from the start...even more so than usual because of an earlier start due to the Gold Cup this summer.

    [​IMG]


    QF 1
    22.02.2007: Pachuca, Hidalgo MEXICO; Hidalgo Stadium (20:05)
    PACHUCA CF (MEX) – DEPORTIVO MARQUENSE (GUA)

    28.02.2007: San Marcos, GUATEMALA; Marquesa de la Ensenada Stadium (18:15)
    DEPORTIVO MARQUENSE (GUA) – PACHUCA CF (MEX)

    QF 2
    21.02.2007: Puntarenas, COSTA RICA; Miguel Lito Perez Stadium (13:35)
    PUNTARENAS FC (CRC) – HOUSTON DYNAMO (USA)

    01.03.2007: College Station, Texas USA; Aggie Soccer Complex (20:05)
    HOUSTON DYNAMO (USA) – PUNTARENAS FC (CRC)

    QF 3
    13.02.2007: Marabella, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO; Manny Ramjohn Stadium (20:05)
    W CONNECTION FC (TRI) – CD GUADALAJARA (MEX)

    28.02.2007: Guadalajara, Jalisco MEXICO; Jalisco Stadium (20:45)
    CD GUADALAJARA (MEX) – W CONNECTION FC (TRI)

    QF 4
    21.02.2007: Tegucigalpa, HONDURAS; Tiburcio Carias Andino Stadium (20:00)
    CD OLIMPIA (HON) – D.C. UNITED (USA)

    01.03.2007: Washington, D.C. USA; RFK Stadium (19:05)
    D.C. UNITED (USA) – CD OLIMPIA (HON)


    Games start in one week....can MLS get past the first round this year?
     
  2. cleazer

    cleazer Member+

    May 6, 2003
    Toledo, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    Pretty shocking result in the first match, as W Connection had their GK red-carded in the 20th minute, but still went on to beat their Mexican visitors 2-1!
    match report

    Never underestimate your opponents, I guess.
     
  3. Bandido

    Bandido Member

    Apr 6, 2006
    Deperrosbravos N.L.
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    It was a shock.
    this only proves that anything can and will happen in a soccer field., and should give confidence to DC and the Dynamo.
     
  4. footballer7883

    footballer7883 New Member

    Feb 16, 2004
    Seattle
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    I think that rather than give them confidence it should be a reality check that they really need to focus on preperation for this tourney.
     
  5. uclacarlos

    uclacarlos Member+

    Aug 10, 2003
    east coast
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    Mods should put an [R] in the title.
     
  6. aosthed

    aosthed Member

    Jul 16, 2004
    40º30' N 111º52' W
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    [straight face]I think by BigSoccer logic this is a clear indication that the T&T league is better than the Mexican league and that the T&T team is better than everyone Chivas beat in the past year... [/straight face]
     
  7. jade1mls

    jade1mls Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Seattle
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    I do wish they had prepared by playing some latin american teams before the competition.
     
  8. Bandido

    Bandido Member

    Apr 6, 2006
    Deperrosbravos N.L.
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    Isn't the Fire and Red Bull latin enough ??
     
  9. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    what's the tv status for games involving MLS teams?

    any FSC? or Telemundo?
     
  10. jade1mls

    jade1mls Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Seattle
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    I do wish they had prepared by playing some latin american teams before the competition.
     
  11. Bandido

    Bandido Member

    Apr 6, 2006
    Deperrosbravos N.L.
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    I read in Mediotiempo that FSC has exclusive rights.
     
  12. jade1mls

    jade1mls Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Seattle
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    Hey,

    I just checked the Fox Soccer Channel Schedule and they are showing the replay of the CD Guadalajara vs W Connection FC match in about an hour (2pm Pacific, 5pm Eastern)
     
  13. Saltenya94

    Saltenya94 Member

    Jul 29, 2003
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    DC United
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    :eek:
    ...
     
  14. Keenan

    Keenan New Member

    Jun 15, 2004
    Stephens City,VA
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    Don't be too shocked by this result. After all, the game was played in Trinidad with the second leg to be played in Mexico. Now, if the Trinidad team should go into Mexico and pull off a draw that would be the real shocker! I remember just a couple years ago when DC played Pumas to a draw at home and then got waxed in Mexico City. Don't read anything into first leg results unless the away team wins or the home teams pulls off a 3 or 4 goal advantage.
     
  15. jade1mls

    jade1mls Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Seattle
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    It is on Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports in Espanol.

    Here is the FSC schedule:
    TV (Fox Soccer Channel)

    Day Date Home Visitor Kickoff (ET)
    1st leg Quarterfinals
    Tue. Feb. 13 W Connection (Trinidad&Tobago) CD Chivas (Mexico) 11:00 p.m.*
    Wed. Feb. 21 Puntarenas FC (Costa Rica) Dynamo Houston (USA) 2:30 p.m.
    Wed. Feb. 21 CD Olimpia (Honduras) D.C. United (USA) 9:00 p.m.
    Thu. Feb. 22 CF Pachuca (Mexico) Marquense (Guatemala) 9:00 p.m.

    2nd leg Quarterfinals
    Wed. Feb. 28 Marquense (Guatemala) CF Pachuca (Mexico) 7:00 p.m.
    Wed. Feb. 28 CD Chivas (Mexico) W Connection (Trinidad&Tobago) 9:30 p.m.
    Thu. Mar. 1 D.C. United (USA) Olimpia (Honduras) 7:00 p.m.
    Thu. Mar. 1 Dynamo Houston (USA) Puntarenas FC (Costa RIca) 9:00 p.m.
     
  16. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    Fire Crown 4 Life (or until they change it again)
    Jan 9, 2004
    Soldier Field Media Deck. First Row.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    hmm, any chance of MLS picking up the online FSC feed?
     
  17. jade1mls

    jade1mls Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Seattle
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    Would be nice wouldn't it? It would surely encourage those on the fence about purchasing MLStv online streaming packages.

    I see now that they have again postponed the Chivas - W Connection match due to the Arsenal v Bolton FA Cup match going into extra time. So now they are saying it will be on at 11pm eastern time..

    I hope the other matches don't have this problem.
     
  18. jade1mls

    jade1mls Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Seattle
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    Hey you may like this, and for others without FSC you can watch Fox Soccer Channel on http://freetube.110mb.com online.
     
  19. Midnight Attack

    Mar 13, 2005
    U.S.A|Jamaica|DCU
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    "You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to jade1mls again."
     
  20. Onionsack

    Onionsack BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 21, 2003
    New York City
    Club:
    FC Girondins de Bordeaux
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    Unlike previous two years, MLS sides will play the first leg away, which is a slight advanatge. The last 2 years our opponents would play the first leg here and bunker in order to play the deciding game at home on level terms.

    I am slightly concerned about the first round matchups. First DC under went some big changes in the coaching department and will play their first real game next week without a single player thus far this pre-season tested under 90 minutes. They do have some good fortune though as Boswell, Namoff, Caroll, and Gros have all been in national team camps since the begining of 2007. But its the other guys that worry me, Olsen, Moreno, Gomez, and co. Will they be ready enough to play an important match in Central America? Has DC stuck to its word to "take preseason training seriously"?

    Olimpia may be a rotten league form right now, but, they are in league form. Having played weeks of competitve matches they are certianly even in their poor form more ready and able to play a hard fought 90. Can DC hold them away and use that extra week after to put on a polished display at home?
    The difference maker could be their new forward they poached from Olimpia.


    Houston i think has a more difficult opponent, but also the better MLS team. They are a remarkabley stable franchise in terms of roster and style. They had many players in national team camp in Clark, Mullan, Robinsion. They also return a formidable first XI. The big question for them is are they ready to play? I think a fully fit and in form Houston side can be more than enough for even the top teams in this event to handle. Like DC i think they need to weather the strom away in the first leg and come away with a scoreline that can be attainable to advance at home after they get another week to prepare. Hopefully CHing will be able to play, as his size and aerial ability should be a handful for the costa ricans who are not used to dealing with big physical and aerial presences inside thier 18.


    6 Days to go...
     
  21. TxDynamo

    TxDynamo Member

    Feb 13, 2007
    Houston
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    With DeRo and Ching we are unbeatable. Just pu the ball in the box and let Ching do the rest.
     
  22. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    For those who haven't seen it yet...


    All-time Competitive Record vs. Costa Rica

    1999 Chicago vs. Alajuelense 1:1 (4:5 Pen)
    2000 DC United vs. Alajuelense 2:1
    2001 Saprissa vs. Columbus 2:0
    2001 Columbus vs. Saprissa 1:1
    2003 Alajuelense vs. New England 4:0
    2003 New England vs. Alajuelense 3:1 (Played in CRC)
    2004 Alajuelense vs. San Jose 3:0
    2004 San Jose vs. Alajuelense 1:0
    2004 Saprissa vs. Chicago 2:0
    2004 Chicago vs. Saprissa 2:1
    2005 Kansas City vs. Saprissa 0:0
    2005 Saprissa vs. Kansas City 2:1 AET
    2006 New England vs. Alajuelense 0:0 (Played in BER)
    2006 Alajuelense vs. New England 1:0
    2006 LA Galaxy vs. Saprissa 0:0
    2006 Saprissa vs. LA Galaxy 3:2 AET

    Game-by-Game: 4 Wins, 5 Ties, 7 Losses

    K.O. Meeting: 9 / MLS 1, CRC 8


    Summary: A clear edge for the Ticos, but this is the first time a team other than Saprissa and Alajuelense is involved.


    All-time Competitive Record vs. Honduras

    1999 DC United vs. Olimpia 1:0
    2000 LA Galaxy vs. Real Espana 0:0 (5:3 Pen)
    2000 LA Galaxy vs. Olimpia 3:2
    2002 Olimpia vs. San Jose 0:1
    2002 San Jose vs. Olimpia 3:1
    2003 Motagua vs. LA Galaxy 2:2
    2003 LA Galaxy vs. Motagua 1:0

    Game-by-Game: 5 Wins, 2 Ties, 0 Losses

    K.O. Meetings: 5 / MLS 5, HON 0


    Summary: History clearly favors MLS. Not a single win (!) for the Catrachos.
     
  23. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    I was actually impressed with W Connexion last night. They have some solid players, and their backup 20 year old GK stepped right in and kept the doors mostly shut while the team found a way to get 2 past. Nice game. Only in soccer does a game happen like that.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the return leg of this one.
     
  24. MNAFETSC

    MNAFETSC Member

    Feb 5, 2000
    Blacksburg
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    Tom Brady???
     
  25. olephill2

    olephill2 Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Oregon
    Club:
    Watford FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup (MLS Edition)

    I was as well. I didn't watch the entire match, but they looked good, and perhaps the score would have even been more in the favor had they converted a golden chance off a counter-attack in the 3rd minute.

    Never-the-less, brilliant second goal in the 86th minute!
     

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