Scenarios for deciding October matches

[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Four berths in the quarterfinals of the Concacaf Champions League remain to be decided following the completion of Week 5. Here's a breakdown of how things stand heading into Week 6, which will be played Oct. 21-23.

Standings:
Group 1: *Pachuca 9; Municipal 4; Real Espana 1.
Group 2: Sporting KC 7; Saprissa 4; Real Esteli 2.
Group 3: *Montreal Impact 9; New York Red Bulls 4; FAS 1.
Group 4: *D.C. United 9; Waterhouse 6; Tauro FC 0.
Group 5: Portland Timbers 9; Olimpia 6; Alpha United 0.
Group 6: Alajuelense 5; Cruz Azul 4; Chorrillo 4.
Group 7: *Herediano 10; Leon 4; Isidro Metapan 0.
Group 8: Club America, Comunicaciones 7; Bayamon FC 0.
*Clinched group.

Group 2: Sporting KC 7; Saprissa 4; Real Esteli 2.

Sporting KC won its first meeting at home with Saprissa by a score of 3-1, so it will advance with a win, tie or one-goal loss in Costa Rica. Saprissa's only chance is if it wins by 2-0 or by a margin of three or more goals.

Group 5: Portland Timbers 9; Olimpia 6; Alpha United 0.

The Timbers also clinch with a win, tie or one-goal loss against Olimpia in Honduras thanks to its 4-2 win at home. Olimpia advances with a 2-0 or 3-1 win or win by a margin of three goals.

Group 6: Alajuelense 5; Cruz Azul 4; Chorrillo 4.

Alajuelense eliminates defending champion Cruz Azul with a win or tie at home. Cruz Azul's only chance is if it wins in Alajuela.

Group 8: Club America, Comunicaciones 7; Bayamon FC 0.

Club America moves on with a win or 0-0 or 1-1 tie against Comunicaciones in Mexico City. Comunicaciones advances with a win or tie of 2-2 or more.

WEEK 6, Schedule:
Tuesday, October 21

8 p.m. ET
Tauro FC (PAN) vs. D.C. United
Club America (MEX) vs. Comunicaciones (GUA)
10 p.m. ET
Alajuelense (CRC) vs. Cruz Azul (MEX)
Olimpia (HON) vs. Portland Timbers
Wednesday, October 22

8 p.m. ET
New York Red Bulls vs. Montreal Impact
10 p.m. ET
Real Espana (HON) vs. Pachuca (MEX)
Thursday, October 23
8 p.m. ET
Leon (MEX) vs. Isidro Metapan (SLV)
10 p.m. ET
Saprissa (CRC) vs. Sporting KC

WEEK 1, Results:
Thursday, August 7
Comunicaciones (GUA) 5 Bayamon FC (PUR) 0
Tauro FC (PAN) 1 Waterhouse (JAM) 2
Wednesday, August 6
Pachuca (MEX) 4 Real Espana (HON) 1      
Real Esteli (NCA) 1 Saprissa (CRC) 1
Tuesday, August 5
Alpha United (GUY) 0 Olimpia (HON) 1
Cruz Azul (MEX) 1 Alajuelense (CRC) 1
Montreal Impact 1 FAS (SLV) 0
Isidro Metapan (SLV) 2 Leon (MEX) 4

WEEK 2, Results:
Thursday, August 21
Real Espana (HON) 1 Municipal (GUA) 1
Herediano (CRC) 4 Isidro Metapan (SLV) 0
Wednesday, August 20
D.C. United 1 Waterhouse FC  0
FAS 2 Montreal Impact 3
Tuesday, August 19
Alpha United (GUY) 1 Portland Timbers 4
Club America (MEX) 6 Bayamon FC (PUR) 1
Chorrillo (PAN) 1 Cruz Azul (MEX) 0
Real Esteli (NCA) 1 Sporting KC 1
 
WEEK 3, Results:
Thursday, August 28
Waterhouse (JAM) 4 Tauro FC (PAN) 0
Alajuelense (CRC) 1 Chorrillo (PAN) 0
Olimpia (HON) 6 Alpha United (GUY) 0
Wednesday, August 27
Leon (MEX) 1 Herediano (CRC) 1
Municipal (GUA) 3 Pachuca (MEX) 7
Tuesday, August 26
New York Red Bulls 2 FAS (SLV) 0
Comunicaciones (GUA) 1 Club America (MEX) 1
Saprissa (CRC) 3 Real Esteli (NCA) 0

WEEK 4, Results:
Thursday, September 18
Sporting KC 3 Saprissa (CRC) 1
Isidro Metapan (SLV) 2 Herediano (CRC) 4
Wednesday, September 17
Bayamon FC (PUR) 1 Club America (MEX) 10
Montreal Impact 1 New York Red Bulls 0
Municipal (GUA) 3 Real Espana (HON) 0
Tuesday, September 16
Waterhouse (JAM) 1 D.C. United 2
Cruz Azul (MEX) 3 Chorrillo 0
Portland Timbers 4 Olimpia (HON) 2

WEEK 5, Results:
Thursday, September 25
Bayamon FC (PUR) 0 Comunicaciones (GUA) 2
Chorrillo FC (PAN) 1 Alajuelense (CRC) 1
Wednesday, September 24
D.C. United 2 Tauro FC (PAN) 0
Pachuca (MEX) 4 Municipal (GUA) 1
FAS (SLV) 0 New York Red Bulls 0
Herediano (CRC) 2 Leon (MEX) 1
Tuesday, September 23

Sporting KC 3 Real Esteli (NCA) 0
Portland Timbers 6 Alpha United (GUY) 0

1 comment about "Scenarios for deciding October matches".
  1. David Crowther, September 26, 2014 at 12:04 p.m.

    So unless SKC or Portland really flop in their final group games (always a possibility when playing in Central America), we could easily end up with 4 MLS clubs in the quarters, along with 2 Mexican and 2 Costa Rican.

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