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Archives: CONCACAF Champions League

More Mexican Misery: Islanders Out of CONCACAF after PKs

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Taking a 2-0 lead back to Mexico for an MLS or USL side in a Continental competition should never be permitted. For third time in three years a team from one of North America’s leagues has blown a two goal … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League Semifinals: Keys for the Islanders

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Well the big day has finally arrived. After three weeks of waiting, the Puerto Rico Islanders of USL-1 face off against Mexican giants Cruz Azul in Mexico City in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League Semifinals. The Islanders … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League: Islanders vs Cruz Azul Preview

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The big day has finally arrived. The first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League semifinal will feature the Puerto Rico Islanders of our USL versus Cruz Azul of the dominant FMF. Puerto Rico was able to handle Santos Laguna at … Continue reading

USL Has Earned a Permanent Spot in CONCACAF CL

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

For years the ugly stepchild of the US Soccer scene, USL-1 has earned a permanent spot in the region’s biggest club football event: The CONCACAF Champions League. Puerto Rico and Montreal represented the league with incredible class and demonstrated the … Continue reading

Mexican Misery Continues: Impact Collapse

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I’m finally feeling well enough to write about the events of last night. From the backer of the game in North America it was just too painful to write about after the event. The Montreal Impact did everything right early. … Continue reading

Shameful! The Houston Dynamo bow out of the CCL

Posted on by Brian Zygo

- Photo by Katy Umana In contemplating the Houston Dynamo’s performance on Tuesday night in Cancun, the only thing that pops into my head is Dusty Rhodes saying “Shameful!”. The Dynamo were the only MLS squad to make it out … Continue reading

Puerto Rico 2:1 CD Marathon: Islanders Work off Rust in Big Second Half

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Playing in a competitive match for the first time in months, the Puerto Rico Islanders looked disorganized and unsettled.This gave Honduran league leaders CD Marathon several first half opportunities due to a the Islanders losing their shape and not communicating … Continue reading

Sebrango Brace Paces Montreal

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In front of over 55,000 at Olympic Stadium, the Montreal Impact of USL-1 worked off some of the side’s substantial preseason rust and were victorious 2-0 over Santos Laguna. Despite the victory which gives the Impact an excellent chance of … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League Previews

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The CONCACAF Champions League resumes Tuesday with three quarterfinals matchups involving sides from American based leagues. Houston vs Atlante The Dynamo have done well to get this far and boast a 4-0 win over Atlante in the opening group match … Continue reading

Condolences to the Holden Family

Posted on by Brian Zygo

On the Eve of the 2009 season, the Houston Dynamo has lost an important member of its extended family.  On February 16, 2009, Brian Holden, father of Dynamo midfielder Stuart Holden, passed away at his home in Sugar Land, Texas. … Continue reading

Dynamo Join Islanders and Impact in CONCACAF knock out rounds

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Brian Ching’s header last night sent the Dynamo through to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League. For all the criticisms of this tournament by MLS apologists, the event has produced from my vantage point much more entertaining football than … Continue reading

Impact Can Advance Tonight

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Montreal Impact crashed and burned out of the USL-1 playoffs at the hands of Canadian rivals Vancouver. However the Impact has an opportunity to seal passage to the quarterfinal round of the CONCACAF Champions League tonight with a victory … Continue reading

CONCACAF Catches Up with USL

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With a league title on the line Sunday the Puerto Rico Islanders rested several regulars for tonight’s Champions League match in Mexico against Santos Laguna. The results were disasterous even with Santos resting several regulars. 3-0 was the final scoreline … Continue reading

Fixture Congestion be Damned: Roberto Brown and Impact shock Olimpia

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

photo from CDSOCCER.com Roberto Brown was not good enough for Fernando Clavijo. But he’s been good enough for Montreal of the second flight, USL leading the Impact to the league semifinals and now more importantly scoring two goals to give … Continue reading

Islanders and Dynamo enjoy CONCACAF Success.

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Photo from USL Soccer.com Islanders 3 vs Santos Laguna 1(Mexico) Holden/Ap Photo Dynamo  0 vs San Francisco FC 0 (Panama) Final Thoughts: FMF apologists will complain about the condition of the pitch tonight in Bayoman, but the bottom line is … Continue reading

Different Night, Same Story: USL wins, and MLS Loses

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Villegas’ return helped lead Puerto Rico to a 2-1 win over Tauro FC/ What else is new? Another night of CONCACAF Champions League Action and another loss for an MLS side while another result is recorded by a side from … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League: Group D Preview

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Islanders have a chance to do USL proud in this group Santos Laguna was my pick to win the Superliga tournament. They bowed out in the group stage. Will the Champions League be any different? Santos stout defense starts … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League Group C Preview

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Atlante and Saprissa could face off in the knock out stages of the Champions League When most US based football fans last watched Atlante play it was a disgraceful display of unsporting play and behavior in the Superliga semifinal match … Continue reading