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Club America eliminated in another shocker
October 23rd, 2013 12:17AM

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[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Week 6] In one of the biggest upsets in the history of the Concacaf Champions League's group stage, Mexican giant Club America, the 2013 Mexican Torneo Clausura champion, fell to Alajuelense of Costa Rica, 1-0, at home on  Honduran Jerry Palacios' goal and was eliminated from the regional tournament. America is only the second Mexican team, after Guadalajara, last year, that has been eliminated in the group stage of the Concacaf Champions League.

America's exit comes only days after its coach, Miguel Herrera, was named interim Mexico national team coach, and its front-office staff was named to run El Tri for the two matches against New Zealand that will decide whether Mexico goes to the 2014 World Cup.

America, the 2013 Apertura leader, will be without its national team players for two of the next three games.

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CCL WEEK 6: Results
Tuesday, October 22
Club America (MEX) 0 Alajuelense (CRC) 1
Herediano (CRC) 1 Cruz Azul (MEX) 2

CCL WEEK 6: Schedule
Wednesday, October 23
Sporting Kansas City vs. Olimpia (HON)
Toluca (MEX) vs. Comunicaciones (GUA)
San Jose Earthquakes vs. Heredia (GUA)
Victoria (HON) vs. Luis Angel Firpo (SLV)
Thursday, October 24
Arabe Unido (PAN) vs. Houston Dynamo
Isidro Metapan (SLV) vs. LA Galaxy
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CCL STANDINGS:
Group 1:
Houston Dynamo 7
Arabe Unido 6
DirecTV W Connection 1
Group 2:
Sporting Kansas City 7
Olimpia 6
Real Esteli 1
Group 3:
*Cruz Azul 12
Herediano 6
Valencia 0.
Group 4:
*Alajuelense 6
Club America 6
Sporting San Miguelito
Group 5:
Heredia 6
Montreal Impact 6
San Jose Earthquakes 3
Group 6:
Toluca 9 points
Comunicaciones 6
Caledonia AIA 0.
Group 7:
*Tijuana 10 points
Luis Angel Firpo 4
Victoria 0.
Group 8:
*LA Galaxy 9 points
Cartagines 4
Isidro Metapan 1
*Clinched berth in quarterfinals.
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CCL WEEK 5: Results
Thursday, September 26
Alajuelense (CRC) 2 Sporting San Miguelito (PAN) 0
Tijuana (MEX) 6 Victoria (HON) 0
Wednesday, September 25
Houston Dynamo 2 DirecTV W Connection 0
Cartagines (CRC) 0 LA Galaxy 3
Comunicaciones (GUA) 2 Caledonia AIA (TRI) 0
Tuesday, September 24
Cruz Azul (MEX) 3 Valencia (HAI) 0
Montreal Impact 2 Heredia (GUA) 0
Olimpia (HON) 1 Real Esteli (NCA) 0

CCL WEEK 4: Results
Thursday, September 19
DIRECTV W Connection (TRI) 0 Arabe Unido (PAN) 2
Luis Angel Firpo (SLV) 2 Victoria (HON) 1
Wednesday, September 18
LA Galaxy 1 Isidro Metapan (SLV) 0
Caledonia AIA (TRI) 1 Toluca (MEX) 5
Herediano (CRC) 4 Valencia FC (HAI) 2
Tuesday, September 17
Sporting Kansas City 1 Real Esteli (NCA) 1
San Jose Earthquakes 3 Montreal Impact 0
Club America (MEX) 3 Sporting San Miguelito (PAN) 0

CCL WEEK 3, Results:
Thursday, August 29
Caledonia AIA (TRI) 0 Comunicaciones (GUA) 3
Alajuelense (CRC) 1 Club America (MEX) 0
Wednesday, August 28
Valencia (HAI) 1 Cruz Azul (MEX) 2
Heredia (GUA) 1 San Jose Earthquakes 0
Tijuana (MEX) 1 Luis Angel Firpo (SLV) 0
Tuesday, August 27
Houston Dynamo 2 Arabe Unido (PAN) 1
Olimpia (HON) 0 Sporting Kansas City 2
Cartagines (CRC) 0 Isidro Metapan (SLV) 0

CCL WEEK 2: Results
Thursday, August 22
Cruz Azul (MEX) 3 Herediano (CRC) 0
Comunicaciones (GUA) 1 Toluca (MEX) 2
Sporting San Miguelito (PAN) 1 Alajuelense (CRC) 0
Wednesday, August 21
Heredia (GUA) 1 Montreal Impact 0
Real Esteli (NCA) 0 Olimpia (HON) 1
Tuesday, August 20
DIRECTV W Connection (TRI) 0 Houston Dynamo 0
LA Galaxy 2 Cartagines (CRC) 0
Victoria (HON)  2 Tijuana (MEX) 3

CCL WEEK 1: Results
Thursday, August 8
Valencia FC (HAI) 1 Herediano (CRC) 6
Isidro Metapan (SLV) 2 Cartagines (CRC) 4
Arabe Unido (PAN) 3 DIRECTV W Connection (TRI) 1
Wednesday, August 7
Montreal Impact 1 San Jose Earthquakes 0
Sporting San Miguelito (PAN) 0 Club America (MEX) 1
Real Esteli (NCA) 0 Sporting Kansas City 2
Tuesday, August 6
Toluca (MEX) 3 Caledonia AIA (TRI) 1
Luis Angel Firpo (SLV) 0 Tijuana (MEX) 0


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