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Costa Rica claims seventh regional title
January 27th, 2013 11PM

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[COPA CENTROAMERICANA] Host Costa Rica won the 2013 Copa Centroamericana with a 1-0 win over Honduras in the final. The match featured seven MLS players -- three for the Ticos and four for the Catrachos, who open the Hexagonal Feb. 6 at home against the USA.

Giancarlo Gonzalez scored the game's lone goal in the 37th minute to give the Ticos their seventh UNCAF title.

Real Salt Lake’s Alvaro Saborio and Portland’s Rodney Wallace started for Costa Rica while Columbus striker Jairo Arrieta was a late sub.

Houston’s Boniek Garcia, New England’s Jerry Bengtson, San Jose’s Victor Bernardez and Seattle’s Mario Martinez all started for Honduras, the defending champion.

Nelson Bonilla's goal gave El Salvador a 1-0 win over Belize for third place. The game featured the international debut for California goalkeeper Derby Carrillo of Cal FC fame.

Panama took fifth place with a 3-1 win over Guatemala. The Canaleros complete the 12-team field for the 2013 Gold Cup.

The other 11 finalists are newcomer Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and the United States.

Final:
Jan. 27
Costa Rica 1 Honduras 0

Third-Place Game:
Jan. 27
El Salvador 1 Belize 0

Fifth-Place Game:
Jan. 25
Panama 3 Guatemala 1

Semifinals:
Jan. 25
Honduras 1 Belize 0
Costa Rica 1 El Salvador 0

Group A:
RESULTS:
Jan. 18
Guatemala 1 Nicaragua 1
Costa Rica 1 Belize 0
Jan. 20
Guatemala 0 Belize 0
Costa Rica 2 Nicaragua 0
Jan. 22
Belize 2 Nicaragua 1
Costa Rica 1 Guatemala 1

FINAL STANDINGS:
PTS TEAM W-T-L
7 Costa Rica 2-1-0
4 Belize 1-1-1
3 Guatemala 0-3-0
1 Nicaragua 0-1-2

Group B:
RESULTS:
Jan. 18
Guatemala 1 Nicaragua 1
Jan. 20
El Salvador 0 Panama 0
Jan. 22
Honduras 1 Panama 1

FINAL STANDINGS:
PTS TEAM W-T-L
2 Honduras 0-2-0 (2-2)
2 El Salvador 0-2-0 (1-1)
2 Panama 0-2-0 (1-1)



1 comment
  1. David Crowther
    commented on: January 28, 2013 at 1:55 p.m.
    I watched most of this tournament including a couple of games at the Estadio Nacional. Of the MLS players, Boniek-Garcia, Martinez and Wallace stood out, while Arrieta was top scorer. Blas Perez, Bengtson and Saborio were disappointing. All three wasted numerous scoring chances that they would have normally put away with ease. I really hope Caleb Porter gives Wallace more playing time with Portland this upcoming season because he has been consistently good for the Ticos.


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