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Archives: CONCACAF

CONCACAF Qualifiying Wrapup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The US 2-0 victory over Mexico and Costa Rica’s 2-0 victory over Honduras put the Ticos and US tied atop the Hexagonal. Andy Furtado scored two brilliant goals for Costa Rica in the second half. Amado Guevara had a good … Continue reading

Dynamo Show How it is done: Join Impact and Islanders in CONCACAF Quarters.

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 … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League: 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 … Continue reading

USL Gets Humiliated on Matchday Four in CONCACAF

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: Impact Impress Again

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

Dynamo Helps Redeem MLS Reputation in Mexico City

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Major League Soccer has been shown up to be a weak footballing league the past few weeks in the CONCACAF Champions League. A combination of fixture congestion and late season playoff pushes have reduced MLS sides ability to compete in … Continue reading

Islanders and Dynamo Taste Continental Success

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Islanders 3 vs Santos Laguna 1(Mexico) 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 the Islanders coming off three points … Continue reading

Different Night, Same Story: USL Triumphs, MLS Fails

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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 our second division, USL-1. However we must all cut DC United some slack: … 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

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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

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Ricardo Ferretti’s UNAM Pumas Squad should win Group B/photo from Goal.com 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

Predictions: 1- Saprissa 2- Cruz Azul 3- DC United 4- Marathon Top two group finishers advance to quarterfinals /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”; … Continue reading

CONCACAF: The State of Play

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

  Mexico is reasserting itself as the dominant CONCACAF power. Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Canada in Chiapas saw Mexico once again mix the old and the new as far as player selection. With Blanco having now retired and Jared Borgetti … Continue reading

Canada All But Eliminated

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High hopes surrounded this Canadian sides advancement to the group stage of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. With what many in the Canadian Soccer community considered the nations best team ever, the hope was that Canada would reach its first World … Continue reading

Richardson Headed To Columbus?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

  After scoring a  hat trick against the New England Revolution in CONCACAF Champions League action, Joe Public striker Gregory Richardson told Goal.com he would like to play in Major League Soccer. Richardson indicated that Columbus has expressed interest in … Continue reading

Impact Wins: 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

Hubris

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Marco Etcheverry is the type of creative player MLS lacks today/MLSNET.com 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

Are CONCACAF Officials Biased toward the US?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

  Supporters of the United States national team (myself included) have complained openly and often about the officiating we’ve received at the last two world cups including an apparent handball on Torston Frings on the goal line in the 2002 … Continue reading