News: 2015 CFU Club Championship [R]

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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
    ...I mean, it's going to happen, right?

    Last year, we had an update on the format in January; but up until now, nothing. No confirmation of the field, nor the format, nor the dates. The only thing I could find so far is Alpha United requesting a bye to a second round of the tournament; the article asserts that the competition will begin this month.
     
  2. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. fridge46

    fridge46 Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    #3 fridge46, Mar 3, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2015
    I have found very little too.

    French wiki does have a page but has no sources whatsoever, and appears to assume that the same countries as 2014 will have identical allocation this year! But you can poo-poo that as Guyana Defence Force will also represent Guyana this year.

    Another thing I have read however was a tweet from a sports journalist in Guadeloupe claiming that the competition will start this month!!!

    EDIT: Slight mention that Montego Bay will play along side Waterhouse, although they mention 2014/15 CCL, not 2015 CFU Club Championship!

    EDIT 2: Helenites won the US Virgin Islands title last month, and this article claims they are able to participate (whether they will is another matter) and that qualifiers will take place in March and May
     
  4. AlleXyS

    AlleXyS Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Club:
    FC Steaua Bucuresti
    Nat'l Team:
    Romania
    I have no dates about CFU Clubs 2015. Nothing on internet ...
     
  5. JFoot23

    JFoot23 Member

    Jan 18, 2014
    Ligue des champions de la Caraïbe : le CSM et l'USR en Haïti
    Vendredi 6 Mars 2015 - 07h37


    Les deux représentants guadeloupéens au 1er tour de la Ligue des Champions de la Caraïbe sont fixés. Ils iront tous les deux en Haïti du 15 au 19 avril.

    Après de longues semaines d'attente, l'information est enfin tombée cette nuit. Le CSM et l'USR, représentants guadeloupéens en Ligue des Champions de la Caraïbe, connaissent le lieu de leurs matches et leurs adversaires. Ils iront tous les deux en Haïti du 15 au 19 avril.

    Les Mouliens, double champions de DH en titre, l'America FC (Haïti), le Montego Bay United FC (Jamaïque) et le SV Excelsior (Surinam) dans le groupe 3.

    Les hommes de Joël Citadelle et de Camille Choquier sont dans le groupe 4 avec Don Bosco FC de Petion Ville (Haïti), Helenites Sporting Club (Îles Vierges américaines), et Lyford Cay FC (Bahamas).
    Retour complet dans notre édition de demain.
     
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  6. AlleXyS

    AlleXyS Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Club:
    FC Steaua Bucuresti
    Nat'l Team:
    Romania
  7. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ok, this team has to do a South American tour. :D But I'm glad to see different leagues getting represented in this edition (the USVI and Bahamas). Here's hoping Puerto Rico gets its club football situation together, and that the Dominican Republic and Cuba enter teams next time as well.
    I really want to know how the seeding was decided. W Connection and Waterhouse in the same group, and only one moves on to the semifinals? :eek: OTOH, Don Bosco might run over Group 4.
     
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  8. AlleXyS

    AlleXyS Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Club:
    FC Steaua Bucuresti
    Nat'l Team:
    Romania
    I think these groups was made before qualifications of clubs, so Jamaica and Guyana 2nd place meed champion of T&T and Antigua. This is the explanation.

    Unfortunately, clubs need big luck to play in a easy group, and is not by their performance in last editions.

    you realize that we will see a team like America FC or Don Bosco in CCL groups stage? Because sure both will lose in semifinals against W Connection/Waterhouse or Alpha/Moengotapoe and will play both for third place in small final of CFU Clubs Championship.

    Ranking by IFCR for CFU participants this year
    (rank in CONCACAF)

    29. William Connections 275.18 Trinidad & Tobago
    46.
    Waterhouse SC (Kingston) 229.51 Jamaica
    69.
    Inter Moengotapoe 176.74 Suriname
    80.
    Alpha United (Georgetown) 159.55 Guyana
    98.
    America FC (Cayes) 139.32 Haiti
    112.
    Montego Bay United FC 127.26 Jamaica
    114. Central FC (California, Trinidad & Tobago) 123.27 Trinidad & Tobago
    116.
    CS Moulien (Le Moule) 121.43 Guadeloupe
    142. Don Bosco FC (Petion Ville) 107.10 Haiti
    147. Helenites (Saint Croix) 102.20 US Virgin Islands
    152.
    SV Excelsior Meerzorg 97.31 Suriname
    154. USR (Sainte-Rose) 96.04 Guadeloupe
    162.
    SAP FC (Bolans) 92.85 Antigua & Barbuda
    183. Lyford Cay FC (Dragons) 79.50 Bahamas
    275.
    Guyana Defence Force (Georgetown) 43.95 Guyana
     
  9. fridge46

    fridge46 Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    My guess....

    POT A - Hosts
    Alpha United (GUY1)
    W Connection (TRI1)
    America (HAI1)
    Don Bosco (HAI2)

    POT B - Ranking of previous edition
    Waterhouse FC (JAM2)
    Unite Sainte-Rose (GPE2)
    Inter Moengotapoe (SUR1)
    Montego Bay United (JAM1) [Champion from country that progressed furthest last year*]

    POT C - Champions
    CS Moulien (GPE1)
    SAP FC (ATG1)
    Helenites (VIR1)

    POT D - The rest!
    Lyford Cay Dragons (BAH1) [First appearance ever for a Bahamas club, hence why lowest seeded Champion]
    Central FC (TRI2)
    Guyana Defence Force (GUY2)
    SV Excelsior (SUR2)

    * If you take 2014 CCC, Waterhouse had went unbeaten (as did Alpha) but had a better GD. Additionally, they were the best performing CFU representative in 14/15 CCL.

    Why 3 teams in Pot C and 4 in Pot D? Because it works this way hahahahaha (but it gives all groups a "low seed")

    Tangent: This is how I think all draws which results in uneven groups should be done - every group should have a team from the lowest pot, and have the preceding pot be the one with fewest teams!
     
  10. AlleXyS

    AlleXyS Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Club:
    FC Steaua Bucuresti
    Nat'l Team:
    Romania
    I hope for next editions, many countries will give clubs in CFU Club Championship. This is first step to increase number of CCL clubs from 24 to 32.

    I see this year new countries (Antigua, Bahamas and US Virgin Islands), this is great. But unfortunately countries which played in 2014, like Curacao, Cayman and Puerto Rico left. And I don't know why? Because clubs from Puerto Rico and Curacao made great matches last year (except Cayman).
    see here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_CFU_Club_Championship#Group_1

    Is right, Puerto Rico Bayamon lost in CCL groups with 1-10, 1-6 and 0-5 against Comunicaciones and Club America, but I think they made some money after these games :)
     
  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
    My Haitian blood says "Bon bagay." :D

    I'd gladly take América or Don Bosco's chances against the latter two; Alpha and Moengotapoe only have a better ranking because they play in the CFU tournament every year.

    Btw, @jared9999 : what will you do if América FC of Haiti makes the Champions League and gets drawn into the wilas' group (i.e. América vs. América)? ;)
     
  12. AlleXyS

    AlleXyS Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Club:
    FC Steaua Bucuresti
    Nat'l Team:
    Romania
    Will be great for Club America :))

    anyway in group A we can't know which will qualify ... Alpha play home, and is strong :D
     
  13. jared9999

    jared9999 Member+

    Jan 3, 2005
    Pachuca, Hidalgo
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    who is wilas?

    I only know them as club papa, or ferrari amarillo, or

    #ELMASGRANDE ;)
     
  14. fridge46

    fridge46 Member

    Oct 23, 2011
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  15. jagum

    jagum Member

    Montreal Impact
    Venezuela
    Jun 20, 2007
    Panama City, Panama
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    Venezuela
    Where are the Dominican clubs ?
     
  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
    Their Pro League just started this year, so I imagine they'll start participating in CFU next year.
     
  17. dinamo_zagreb

    dinamo_zagreb Member+

    Jun 27, 2010
    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    This starts today. My picks for group winners are Alpha, SAP, Excelsior, Don Bosco. :laugh:
     
  18. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Curb your enthusiasm - it begins tomorrow. ;)
     
  19. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Montego Bay-Moulien is the first game at 3:30 P.M. Here are the rest of the start times:

    Alpha-Inter Moengotapoe at 4:00 P.M.
    Helenites vs. Sainte-Rose at 4:00 P.M.
    SAP-Waterhouse at 5:30 P.M.
    America des Cayes-Excelsior at 6:00 P.M.
    Bosco-Lyford Cay at 6:30 P.M.
    W Connection-Guyana Defense Force at 8:00 P.M.
     
  20. fridge46

    fridge46 Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    It wouldnt be a true CFU competition without a team pulling out at the last minute....

    Waterhouse withdraw!
     
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  21. dinamo_zagreb

    dinamo_zagreb Member+

    Jun 27, 2010
    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    Jesus Christ, why?

    I hope that proposed franchise system in Jamaica first league will become reality and that something like this (or what happened in past when they didn't take part in CFU at all) won't happen again.
     
  22. JFoot23

    JFoot23 Member

    Jan 18, 2014
    FT Don Bosco (HAI) 10 - 0 Lyford Cay (BAH)


    FT Helenites (USVI) 2 USR Sainte Rose (Guadeloupe) 2

    Currently America des Cayes 2 - 1 Excelsior in the second half
     
  23. JFoot23

    JFoot23 Member

    Jan 18, 2014
    #23 JFoot23, Apr 15, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2015
    FT Montego Bay United 1 - 0 CS Moulien

    FT America des Cayes 4 - 2 SV Excelsior

    FT W-Connection 7-1 Guyana Defence Force
     
  24. Blastow

    Blastow Member

    Mar 19, 2010
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Club:
    FC Dynamo Kyiv
    Nat'l Team:
    Ukraine
    Wow. USVI. Incredible :eek::):eek:
     
  25. Paul Calixte

    Paul Calixte Moderator
    Staff Member

    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Before we get too excited: this is the same Saint-Rosienne that finished below Bayamón in last year's CFU tournament. Then Bayamón that went on to receive some historic beatings in the Champions League.

    Speaking of historic beatings: there have been mismatches in this tournament, but I can't remember the last time a team dropped double-digits. Félicitations Don Bosco, and welcome to the big leagues, Lyford Cay! :D
     
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