8. CONCACAF CHAMPIONS CUP: Islanders host Caribbean group

The USL1's Puerto Rico Islanders will look to qualify for the final round qualifying for the 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup when they host Fruta Conquerors (Guyana), W Connection (Trinidad & Tobago) and Hoppers FC (Antigua) Group C Dec. 8-14 at Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium in Bayamon.

Among the new players the Islanders have signed for the regional club competition are former U.S. U-17 David Johnson, who comes from the Los Angeles Galaxy, defender Jacobi Goodfellow and forward Byron Alvarez from the USL1's Portland Timbers and Leslie Fitzgerald, a Trinidad & Tobago national team player who played with the Atlanta Silverbacks of the USL (2004) and Real Salt Lake of MLS (2005). Returning for the CONCACAF tournament only is Corey Woolfolk, who played in 2006 with the Vancouver Whitecaps. Also signed was Yuri Morales, who represented the USA at the recent beach soccer world championships.

The Caribbean club champion will progress to the 2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup and face the 2006 Mexican Torneo Apertura winner (Guadalajara or Toluca) in the quarterfinals.
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