2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League qualifiers/news

Discussion in 'CONCACAF Champions League' started by ceezmad, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. lerxst

    lerxst Member

    May 23, 2007
    Toronto
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Santos. In our group. Fack.
     
  2. slaminsams

    slaminsams Member+

    Mar 22, 2010
    Yeah this new format was pretty much guaranteed to screw over the Canada representative among others. The Galaxy have a cakewalk compared to everyone else. Its a shame because the group phase last time was actually competitive in every group
     
  3. Phenom

    Phenom Member+

    Apr 9, 2007
    Oregon
    Club:
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Oh yeah, we play a Caribbean team and Xelaju. Who is Xelaju?
     
  4. slaminsams

    slaminsams Member+

    Mar 22, 2010
    They are Guatemala's champion and if their stadium gets approved they might be able to make some noise in the group. You might remember their coach Herman Medford he coached Costa Rica and Leon in Mexico, he might not stay on though.
     
  5. Catracho_Azul

    Catracho_Azul Member+

    Jun 16, 2008
    New Orleans
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras
    Xelaju is a minnow. Probably get thumped.

    Marathon and Olimpia got a doable group.. Seattle and Dynamos. I feel like upsets might be on the books.
     
  6. MauriceDel-Taco

    Nov 20, 2011
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Keep dreaming Catracho. Seattle and Houston ain't pushovers, they'll most likely take those groups.
     
  7. Catracho_Azul

    Catracho_Azul Member+

    Jun 16, 2008
    New Orleans
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras
    Sure... Seattle has already lost to a weak Marathon in SPS before, while Olimpia will most likely be the favorites in their group.
     
  8. Beavis Stiffler

    Beavis Stiffler Member+

    May 14, 2011
    Naranja With Attitude. Straight Outta Houston.
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    Philippines
    Houston signed Oscar Boniek Garcia in a transfer from Olimpia. This could be interesting for both clubs heading towards the CCL group stage.
     
  9. Catracho_Azul

    Catracho_Azul Member+

    Jun 16, 2008
    New Orleans
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras
    It'll be a cool sub plot.
     
  10. asoc

    asoc Member+

    Sep 28, 2007
    Tacoma
    Those same guys were causing problems in Finland too.
    http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Football+betting+scandal+may+escalate+/1135264704237

    A fellow member of the ECS is from Finland and splits his time between Seattle and Finland. The team he supports from Finland made some naive dealings with the Singaporean guys and when the shit hit the fan the Finish FA shut the team down with a chance to come back later. But because of some technicalities the team wasn't allowed back in.

    But the supporters for the team got together and started up a new club and are working to move it up through the finish football pyramid.

    If you really want to, you can read about them here.
    Lots of good pics and videos of games and supporters from the Finish 7th division:)
    http://www.weareecs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=13694
    Interesting story from real fans of the game who don't give up when the worst thing imaginable happens to their team.
     
  11. vargasv71

    vargasv71 Member

    Jun 21, 2007
    california
    Club:
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    what are we talking about here? a pretty rinky-dink of a stadium that seats like 1200 or something? no offense, but CCL needs to get beyond that. I know Antigua Barracuda's stadium is a cricket stadium that only seats a few thousand, but at least its fairly new and well built.
     
  12. Catracho_Azul

    Catracho_Azul Member+

    Jun 16, 2008
    New Orleans
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras
    more like 11,000... seems like someone is going to have words for dinner tonight.
     
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  13. slaminsams

    slaminsams Member+

    Mar 22, 2010
    As someone else said before better a small stadium filled with passionate fans than the FC Dallas model of a nicer stadium filled with empty seats. If Xela is allowed to play in their stadium after the improvements they have just made and it makes this tournament more competitive then I honestly don't see the problem.

    I find the attendance restrictions the Galaxy have for this tournament more ridiculous then having a small stadium. Are you supposed to be real quiet as you walk to the game?
     
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  14. lerxst

    lerxst Member

    May 23, 2007
    Toronto
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    I don't want to overlook any opponent because anything can happen in this tournament, but Group 1 will most likely come down to goal differential between TFC and Santos (no disrespect to Aguila). Or Santos could murder the group.
     
  15. jared9999

    jared9999 Member+

    Jan 3, 2005
    Naucalpan Estado de Mex
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    oh come on brotha.....Santos is so much better than Toronto....it aint fackin funny
     
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  16. jared9999

    jared9999 Member+

    Jan 3, 2005
    Naucalpan Estado de Mex
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    not trying to troll or piss anyone off, but if CCL(you know, when it actually had a legit format) history taught us anything is that all the non mexican teams are minnows......and chivas, they are minnows too!!:p


    chivas suck
     
  17. Catracho_Azul

    Catracho_Azul Member+

    Jun 16, 2008
    New Orleans
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Honduras
    Lol.. I'm just basing it off from what I seen from their last CCL participation. But yea you're right, they could of changed their ways!! :p
     
  18. lerxst

    lerxst Member

    May 23, 2007
    Toronto
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    If both TFC and Santos beat Aguila while winning their respective home games against each other, what decides the final outcome? Precisely. GD.
     
  19. slaminsams

    slaminsams Member+

    Mar 22, 2010
    TFC is going through a lot of turmoil at the moment doesn't look to good to make that kind of run.
     
  20. SJJ

    SJJ Member

    Sep 20, 1999
    Royal Oak, MI, USA
    Club:
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Precisely, this procedure from the regulations (unless they change the reg's for 2012-2013):

    - - Phase 2: Group Stage

    - Greater number of points earned in matches between the teams concerned
    - Greater goal difference in matches between the teams concerned
    - Greater number of goals scored away from home in matches between the teams concerned
    - Reapply first three criteria if two or more teams are still tied
    - Greater goal difference in all group matches
    - Greater number of goals scored in group matches
    - Greater number of goals scored away in all group Matches
    - Drawing of lots

    So if seeds #1 and #2 win their games against #3, it basically becomes a home-and-home between the top seeds, with away goals counting. Only if the two matches have identicle scorelines, would overall GD come into account.

    That is why I advocated that seeds #1 and #2 play a home+home in the last two matchdays, where if they sweep #3 in MD's 1 to 4, it becomes a straight knockout. (And if it happens in all eight groups, the tournament becomes a 16-team knockout.)
     
  21. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Both Trini teams won in the CFU semifinal, so W Connection and Caledonia AIA are into the CCL. Puerto Rico plays Antigua tomorrow for the final spot in the tournament.
     
  22. tab5g

    tab5g Member+

    May 17, 2002
    And Puerto Rico defeated Antigua to claim the 24th spot in the 2012-13 CCL.

    http://www.concacaf.com/page/CL/NewsDetail/0,,12813~2818989,00.html

    Any idea when Concacaf plans to release the group stage schedule of play for all teams?

    Right now (just under 6 weeks from the first group match) we only know the match-date windows:
    http://www.concacaf.com/staticFiles/67/b4/0,,12813~177255,00.pdf
     
  23. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
  24. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
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  25. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    All times U.S. Eastern; home team listed first
    Week 1
    Tuesday, July 31CF Monterrey (MEX) vs. Chorrillo (PAN), 8 p.m.
    CS Herediano (CRC) vs. Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 1Toronto FC (CAN) vs. CD Aguila (SLV), 8 p.m.
    Isidro Metapan (SLV) vs. Puerto Rico Islanders (PUR), 10 p.m.
    Tigres UANL (MEX) vs. Real Esteli (NCA), 10 p.m.
    Thursday, August 2W Connection (TRI) vs. Xelaju (GUA), 8 p.m.
    CD Olimpia (HON) vs. CD FAS (SLV), 10 p.m.
    Seattle Sounders (USA) vs. Caledonia AIA (TRI), 10 p.m.
    Week 2
    Tuesday, August 21Santos Laguna (MEX) vs. CD Aguila (SLV), 8 p.m.
    Real Salt Lake (USA) vs. Tauro FC (PAN), 10 p.m.
    Xelaju MC (GUA) vs. CD Guadalajara (MEX), 10 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 22Caledonia AIA (TRI) vs. CD Marathon (HON), 8 p.m.
    LD Alajuelense (CRC) vs. Tigres UANL (MEX), 10 p.m.
    CD FAS (SLV) vs. Houston Dynamo (USA), 10 p.m.

    Thursday, August 23Chorrillo (PAN) vs. CSD Municipal (GUA), 8 p.m.
    LA Galaxy (USA) vs. Isidro Metapan (SLV), 10 p.m.

    Week 3
    Tuesday, August 28Toronto FC (CAN) vs. Santos Laguna (MEX), 8 p.m.
    Real Esteli (NCA) vs. LD Alajuelense (CRC), 10 p.m.
    Wednesday, August 29CD Guadalajara (MEX) vs. W Connection (TRI), 8 p.m.
    LA Galaxy (USA) vs. Puerto Rico Islanders (PUR), 10 p.m.
    Municipal (GUA) vs. Monterrey (MEX), 10 p.m.
    Thursday, August 30Tauro FC (PAN) vs. CS Herediano (CRC), 8 p.m.
    Caledonia AIA (TRI) vs. Seattle Sounders (USA), 8 p.m.
    CD Olimpia (HON) vs. Houston Dynamo (USA), 10 p.m.

    Week 4
    Tuesday, September 18Tauro FC (PAN) vs. Real Salt Lake (USA), 8 p.m.
    Xelaju MC (GUA) vs. W Connection (TRI), 10 p.m.
    Real Esteli (NCA) vs. Tigres UANL (MEX), 10 p.m.
    Wednesday, September 19Puerto Rico Islanders (PUR) vs. LA Galaxy (USA), 8 p.m.
    CD Aguila (SLV) vs. Santos Laguna (MEX), 10 p.m.
    CD Marathon (HON) vs. Seattle Sounders (USA), 10 p.m.
    Thursday, September 20Houston Dynamo (USA) vs. CD FAS (SLV), 8 p.m.
    CSD Municipal (GUA) vs. Chorrillo FC (PAN), 10 p.m.
    Week 5
    Tuesday, September 25 CF Monterrey (MEX) vs. CSD Municipal (GUA), 8 p.m.
    CD Aguila (SLV) vs. Toronto FC (CAN), 10 p.m.
    CS Herediano (CRC) vs. Tauro FC (PAN), 10 p.m.
    Wednesday, September 26W Connection (TRI) vs. CD Guadalajara (MEX), 8 p.m.
    CD Marathon (HON) vs. Caledonia (TRI), 10 p.m.
    LD Alajuelense (CRC) vs. Real Esteli (NCA), 10 p.m.
    Thursday, September 27Puerto Rico Islanders (PUR) vs. Isidro Metapan (SLV), 8 p.m.
    CD FAS (SLV) vs. CD Olimpia (HON), 10 p.m.
    Week 6
    Tuesday, October 23Houston Dynamo (USA) vs. CD Olimpia (HON), 8 p.m.
    Real Salt Lake (USA) vs. CS Herediano (CRC), 10 p.m.
    Chorrillo (PAN) vs. CF Monterrey (MEX), 10 p.m.
    Wednesday, October 24Santos Laguna (MEX) vs. Toronto FC (CAN), 8 p.m.
    Seattle Sounders (USA) vs. CD Marathon (HON), 10 p.m.
    Tigres UANL (MEX) vs. LD Alajuelense (CRC), 10 p.m.
    Thursday, October 25CD Guadalajara (MEX) vs. Xelaju MC (GUA), 8 p.m.
    Isidro Metapan (SLV) vs. LA Galaxy (USA), 10 p.m.
     

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