Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Monday 8th September 2008 - CONCACAF World Cup Quals & Champions League

Job done - for now - A clearly satisfied Carlos De Los Cobos smiles to the packed Cuscatlan to acknowledge their delight in the World Cup Qualifer against Haiti.

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CONCACAF Champions League Prelimenary Round - Second Legs (first leg scores in brackets - overall score follows - click on links for videos)

San Francisco FC (Pan) 5 - 0 Deportivo Jalapa (GUA) - (0-1) 5-1
New England Revolution (USA) 0 - 4 Joe Public FC (TRI) - (1-2) 1-6 Puerto Rico Islanders (PUR) 2 - 1 LD Alajuelense (CRC) - (1-1) 3-2
Hankook Verdes (BLZ) 0 - 6 Cruz Azul (MEX) - (0-6) 0-12
Pumas UNAM (MEX) 3 - 0 Harbour View (JAM) - (n/a) 3-0 - full report
Chivas USA (USA) 1 - 1 Tauro FC (PAN) - (0-2) 1-3
Real Esteli FC (NCA) 0 - 0 Impact de Montreal - (0-1) 0-1
CD Marathón (HON) 2 - 1 Isidro Metapán (SLV) - (2-2) 4-3

The Groups look like this:-
Group A:- DC United (USA), Deportivo Saprissa (CRC), Cruz Azul (MEX) and CD Marathón (HON)
Group B:-
Houston Dynamo (USA), CD Luis Angel Firpo (SLV), San Francisco (PAN) and Pumas UNAM (MEX)
Group C:- Atlante FC (MEX), CD Olimpia (HON), Joe Public FC (TRI) and Impact de Montreal (CAN)
Group D:- Santos Laguna (MEX), CSD Municipal (GUA) Puerto Rico Islanders (PUR) and Tauro FC (PAN)

CONCACAF World Cup Quals Round 3 - Game 2
Group 1:-
Trinidad & Tobago 1 - 1 Guatemala - nice goal from Keon Daniel
Cuba 0 - 1 USA - US citizens on Cuban soil with Govt approval, and another unconvincing US victory
USA 6pts
T&T 4pts
Guatemala 1 pt
Cuba 0 pts
Wednesday games:-
6pm - USA v Trinidad & Tobago
8pm - Guatemala v Cuba

Group 2:-The Group Of Death
Saturday's games:-
Mexico 3 - 0 Jamaica - Being forced to change this to Fortress Azteca will not have helped Jamaica, it's a thing of beauty the Azteca, it truly is...
Canada 1 - 2 Honduras
Mexico 6pts
Honduras 3pts
Canada 1pt
Jamaica 1pt
Wednesday games:-
7pm -Mexico v Canada
7.30pm - Honduras v Jamaica

Group 3:-
Saturday's games:-
El Salvador 5 - 0 Haiti
Costa Rica 7 - 0 Suriname - bring 'em on!!
Costa Rica 6 points
El Salvador 3 pts
Haiti 1 pt
Suriname 1 pt
This really confirms the good fortune El Salvador had in the draw, they and Costa Rica clear favourites to go through
Wednesday games:-
1.30pm - Paramaribo - Suriname v El Salvador
4pm - Port-au-Prince - Costa Rica v Haiti

CONMEBOL World Cup Quals - Games 7 & 8
This weekend saw Round 7 of games:-
Argentina 1 - 1 Paraguay
Ecuador 3 - 1 Bolivia
Columbia 0 - 1 Uruguay
Peru 1 - 0 Venezuela
Chile 0 - 3 Brazil

Table (7 games played):-
Paraguay 14pts
Brazil 12pts
Argentina 12pts
Uruguay 11pts
Columbia 10pts
Chile 10pts
Ecuador 8pts
Venezuela 7pts
Peru 6pts
Bolivia 4pts

Midweek games - Round 8:-
Paraguay v Venezuela
Uruguay v Ecuador
Chile v Columbia
Brazil v Bolivia
Peru v Argentina

A fairly important moment. Jair Marrufo shows the red card to Pierre Brunny after just 12 minutes. His incredulity is as clear as it may be expected. The give away, however. Look how surprised Williams Reyes (on the ground) is to see the red card

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the result against Haiti. I'd wondered how the US-Cuba matches would be handled.

Great photo at the end. Looking forward to your comments on the England-Croatia match.