CONCACAF announces re-format for 2004 Champions Cup

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by Nico Limmat, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
  2. LA Galaxy Fan

    LA Galaxy Fan Member

    Feb 28, 2000
    Tokyo
  3. Nico Limmat

    Nico Limmat Member+

    Oct 24, 1999
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Grasshopper Club Zürich
    Nat'l Team:
    Switzerland
    Thanks.


    Btw, there is supposed to be a Fifa Club World Cup in 2005 - so I guess the winner of the 2004 CCC would qualify...
     
  4. Stilger

    Stilger Member

    Nov 7, 2002
    Orange County
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I see it runs March to May, so we're still *#*#*#*#*#ed on the schedual.

    Should be June to August but I suppose the Mexicans couldn't handle that.
     
  5. crestuden

    crestuden New Member

    Apr 5, 2001
    This should help the MLS clubs with less fixtures to deal with during the middle of the week. Until there is some kind of TV deal then this Tournament will never take off like Champions League or Copa Libertadores.
     
  6. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    yeah, this thing starts before our season does. maybe not june to august, but how about the very beginning of may to july. when is the mexican leagues season run?
     
  7. sachinag

    sachinag New Member

    Jun 19, 2001
    Saint Louis, MO
    Shame on us for not going on the international schedule.

    Remember, kids, it's not on ESPN, so it doesn't really happen.
     
  8. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    North Ridgeville, OH
    First time I've ever done one of those fixed your post thingy's. I feel a little guilty
     
  9. crestuden

    crestuden New Member

    Apr 5, 2001
    You should. Why don't you just type your own post.
     
  10. PZ

    PZ Member

    Apr 11, 1999
    Michiana
    Club:
    Ipswich Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Downsizing the competition and making entry more selective should help.

    I'd prefer to see it start a little later and get the first round and maybe second round in before the end of the Mexican season. Then finish it off once the Mexican season starts back up. but that's just me.
     
  11. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Does CONCACAF award prize money to the winner of the Champions Cup?
     
  12. Tecos

    Tecos Member+

    Apr 8, 2003
    Chicago
    Club:
    Tecos UA de Guadalajara
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Didn't concacaf say that the winner of the 2003 CCC would qualify for the Club World Cup?
     
  13. lond2345

    lond2345 Member

    Aug 19, 2002
    USA
    Concacaf changed the system so that teams outside of mexico have a chance to win.

    4 MFL teams was too much since they beat everyone.
     
  14. soccerfan

    soccerfan BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 13, 1999
    New Jersey
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    UEFA Champion gets 20 million to win it all, How much does the Libertadores winner get anyone ? and the CONCACAF winner, anything at all ? ..there should be some good TV deals, advertising money coming in to reward the teams, till then the clubs will have nothing to play for but some pride, if they have any.

    I would suggest CONCACAF and Libertadores to join forces and do some group play as is in UEFA, have a preliminary round with 2 groups in CONCACAF maybe to advance out to the second faze and challange S.American teams
     
  15. diablodelsol

    diablodelsol Member+

    Jan 10, 2001
    North Ridgeville, OH
    Because I thought the first part of your post was brilliantly worded.
     
  16. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    okay, i'm still waiting on someone to tell me what months the MFL season runs.
     
  17. lond2345

    lond2345 Member

    Aug 19, 2002
    USA
    check the Mexico forum for a thread named "looking for site with mfl info"

    btw to the person that asked i think the Copa Libertadores winner gets 1 or 2 mil not sure. Concacaf wont join forces with conmebol so we will have to wait til mls becomes bigger for it to be invited to play in copa libertadores.
     
  18. Wolves_67

    Wolves_67 Member

    Oct 27, 2002
    Pasadena, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They still owe the Galaxy a trip the the WCC.. We had Real Madrid scheduled for the 1st match. :(
     
  19. pc4th

    pc4th New Member

    Jun 14, 2003
    North Poll
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    by the way, what was the format for CONCACAF 2003 Championships?

    and how will the two MLS spots be determined?
    Supporters' Shield
    MLS CUP winner
    US Open Cup winner?

    If there is no repeat, which two of the three do you think should be choosen?
     
  20. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    I would just as soon there be a playoff between the USOC winner and the Supporters' Shield winner, if one of the two is not the MLS Cup winner.

    One game, maybe an MLS preaseason one or something.

    Shouldn't be ludicrously difficult to arrange.
     
  21. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thank god that never happened.
     
  22. soccerfan

    soccerfan BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 13, 1999
    New Jersey
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i agree with you , this game should be played one week before the start of the new MLS season each year and be like the opening game with half time show,parade maybe and soccer celebration, cool idea
     
  23. 16 Teams

    4 from Mexico.
    4 from USA.
    6 From Central America.
    2 From Caribe.

    The discussion between CONCACAF and the FMF about the Mexican participation to Copa Libertadores can also applied to solve this issue if CONCACAF doesn't use one of their famous double standards.

    The Final CONCACAF proposal to decide the entries of the Mexican teams to Copa Libertadores said that the two Superlideres (equivalent to Support Shield Winner) of each year would participate on Copa Libertadores, while the two Champions have to play the Champions Cup. They said that the Mexican Federation can't send a non champion team to Champions Cups.... since that Cup is just for Champions.

    If this also applies to the MLS, the two USA teams on CCC have to be the MLS Cup Winner and the Open Cup winner, the 2 USA Champions... since the Supporter Shield isn't an Official Champion (like in Mexico).
     
  24. MasterShake29

    MasterShake29 Member+

    Oct 28, 2001
    Jersey City, NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Should be MLS Cup winner and Open Cup winner. If a team does the double, then go to the regular season standings.
     
  25. halfnelson31

    halfnelson31 New Member

    Jul 23, 2002
    NOVA
    i think they play in the winter and spring skip the summer and play in the fall and have 2 champions
     

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