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Archives: CONCACAF Champions League

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 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 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

CONCACAF Champions League: Group B Preview

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Ricardo Ferretti’s UNAM Pumas Squad should win Group B/photo from Earlier today we previewed Group A, likely the toughest group in the Champions league. This group could quite possibly be the softest. Pumas currently sits atop the table in … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League: Group A Preview

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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Islanders and United Conquer: USL vs MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Islanders used two late goals to advance Wednesday Night Tropical Storm Hanna has reaked havoc on Haiti and it also delayed the start of tonight’s CONCACAF Champions League match between Puerto Rico and Alajuelense. For the first time ever … Continue reading

Impact Advance: MLS Falters

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Longtime FC Dallas GK Matt Jordan kept a clean sheet as USL-1 side Montreal Impact advanced in the Champions League Even after DC United beats the Charleston Battery in tonight’s US Open Cup Final, USL will have achieved something tangible … Continue reading


Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Marco Etcheverry is the type of creative player MLS lacks today/ The CONCACAF Champions league was built up as Major League Soccer’s opportunity to show how well it sides perform while in season. The complaint about the now retired Champions … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League: Odds of Success

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Oswaldo Sanchez and Santos Laguna are among the favorites The CONCACAF Champions League begins Tuesday night with four of the six participating US and Canadian based teams in action. Here are my favorites for the tournament and what sides from … Continue reading