Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
3. TV PREVIEWS: Houston, D.C. United hit road for Champions League quarterfinals
February 20th, 2007 11:41PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

The Houston Dynamo and D.C. United on Wednesday begin their campaign to claim the CONCACAF Champions Cup for the USA for the third time. D.C. United, under then-coach Bruce Arena, won the 1998 crown. The Los Angeles Galaxy, then guided by Coach Sigi Schmid, took the crown in 2000.

Club America is the defending champ and its 2006 win marked the 22nd victory for a Mexican club since the competition's inception in 1962 to determine the top club of North and Central America and the Caribbean.

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS CUP, Quarterfinals, first leg.
PUNTARENAS (Costa Rica) vs. HOUSTON (MLS). 2006 MLS champion Houston makes its first appearance in an official international competition since it left San Jose after the 2005 season and turned into the Dynamo. Puntarenas was Costa Rican Clausura 2006 champion and won the Central American club championship, the Torneo Interclubes de UNCAF 2006, whose top four finishers qualified for the CONCACAF Champions Cup quarterfinals. "I've seen four [Puntarenas] games [on DVD]," Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear told the Houston Chronicle. "It's a physical team that moves the ball fast from defenders to forwards. Both forwards are tall and physical in their game, but we want a challenge."
TV:Wednesday, live, Fox Soccer Channel & Fox Sports en Espanol 2:30 pm ET.

OLIMPIA (Honduras) vs. D.C. UNITED (MLS). The U.S. team's newest acquisition, the Brazilian striker Luciano Emilio, will face the club he just left, two-time Champions Cup winner and record 20-time Honduran league champ Olimpia. Emilio, 28, won two league titles with Olimpia and scored 91 goals for the club. "He's been with us now for what, two or three weeks, and it seems like he's been with us for two years," D.C. coach Tom Soehn told MLSnet.com. "He's fit in very well with our guys with his personality, and obviously the soccer part is very good. He's going to be an asset for us. I've really seen the guys now start to understand the way he plays, and how he fits into our system."
TV:Wednesday, live, Fox Soccer Channel 9 pm ET (delay on Fox Sports en Espanol at 11 pm ET).


PACHUCA (Mexico) vs. MARQUENSE (Guatemala). Pachuca has won all four of its Mexican league titles since 1999, its last coming with the Clausura 06, and won the Champions Cup once, in 2002. Marquense's best Guatemalan league finish was runner-up in the Clausura 06.
TV: Thursday, live, Fox Soccer Channel & Fox Sports en Espanol 9 pm ET.

Trinidad & Tobago's W Connection FC beat Chivas Guadalajara, 2-1, in their quarterfinal first leg Feb. 13. The second leg takes place Feb. 28 in Mexico.

The Champions Cup winner qualifies for the FIFA Club World Cup. The runner-up qualifies for the Copa Sudamericana.

Click here for official rosters of CONCACAF Champions Cup quarterfinalists.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS All-Star Game: Acosta and Van Damme added    
Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas) and Jelle Van Damme (LA Galaxy) were added to the MLS All-Stars' ...
What They're Saying: Brad Evans    
"I owe a ton to Sigi, my 1st and only MLS coach. 10 yrs & over ...
What They're Saying: Herculez Gomez    
"Sigi achieved more in 7 yrs than most MLS clubs have in their history... and he ...
MLS Moves: Lodeiro arrives in Seattle    
On the same day Sigi Schmid departed as the Seattle Sounders coach, 27-year-old Uruguayan Nicolas Lodeiro ...
MLS Moves: 'Cap send Espindola to Necaxa    
Argentine striker Fabian Espindola was sold by the Vancouver Whitecaps to Mexican club Necaxa without ever ...
U.S. U-19s lose to Venezuela in Spain    
The U.S. U-19 men's national team, coached by Brad Friedel, opened the COTIF Tournament in Valencia, ...
U.S. Abroad: Soares and Stanko switch leagues    
Americans A.J. Soares and Caleb Stanko have moved to clubs in Denmark and Liechtenstein. Soares, a ...
MLS Power Rankings: Galaxy takes third, Red Bulls fifth    
Leader FC Dallas played a 1-1 tie with No. 2 Colorado that kept those teams in ...
TV Report: MLS up 32 percent on ESPN and ESPN2    
MLS is averaging 312,000 viewers on ESPN and ESPN2 in 2016, up 32 percent from the ...
MLS Spotlight: Sigi Schmid's long run in Seattle is over    
Sigi Schmid, the only coach the Seattle Sounders have ever had in their eight MLS seasons, ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives