CCL: Vancouver falls into last place

On the final day of group play in the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, the Vancouver Whitecaps dropped a 1-0 decision to Olimpia in Honduras. The result dropped the 'Caps, playing a team of reserves, into last place in their group. The losses by the Seattle Sounders and Vancouver at Olimpia were the only losses by MLS teams in 16 games against non-MLS teams in the group stage. All eight groups had been decided before Thursday's set of three games.

CCL Quarterfinals:
(1) Club America vs. (8) Seattle Sounders
(4) Santos vs. (5) LA Galaxy
(3) Real Salt Lake vs. (6) Tigres
(2) D.C. United vs. (7) Queretaro
First Legs: Feb. 23-25. Second Legs: March 1-3.

Final CCL Standings:
Group A -- *Santos (MEX) 9 (12-3); Saprissa (CRC) 6; W Connection (TRI) 3.
Group B -- *Tigres (MEX) 8 (5-3); Herediano (CRC) 5; Isidro Metapan (SLV) 3.
Group C -- *Queretaro (MEX) 7 (11-2); , San Francisco (PAN) 6; Verdes FC (BLZ) 4.
Group D -- *LA Galaxy 8 (12-3); Central FC (TRI) 4; Comunicaciones (GUA) 4.
Group E -- *Club America (MEX) 10 (9-2); Motagua (HON) 7; Walter Ferretti (NCA) 0.
Group F -- *Seattle Sounders 7 (6-3); Olimpia (HON) 6; Vancouver Whitecaps 4.
Group G -- *Real Salt Lake 10 (4-1); Municipal (GUA) 4; Santa Tecla (SLV) 2.
Group H -- *D.C. United 10 (9-3); Arabe Unido (PAN) 6; Montego Bay United (JAM) 1.
*Clinched berth in quarterfinals.
2 comments about "CCL: Vancouver falls into last place".
  1. Gus Keri, October 23, 2015 at 8:45 a.m.

    The scheduling in this championship is awkward. The last match should always be played by the top two teams of each group. In other words, the last day should at least include all US and Mexican clubs.

  2. Doug Broadie, October 23, 2015 at 3:42 p.m.

    That is because they moved to a terrible system of six groups rather than four groups like they used to be. Four groups makes for more travel, but better soccer and a more realistic outcome from the group stage.

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