Diego Valeri scored in the 90th minute to rescue the Portland Timbers and give them a 2-1 victory over CD Dragon of El Salvador in their opening game of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League
in front of 16,268 fans. Kenroy Howell stunned the Portland crowd, evening the score in the 76th minute, but Valeri won the game when he headed a Lucas Melano pass
off the crossbar and scored on his own rebound.
The New York Red Bulls eased past Guatemala's Antigua, 3-0, in a match that saw them
play a club record five Homegrown players, including Alex Muyl, who scored the second goal. Muyl, the only rookie who started, was also involved the first goal, an own goal on a shot he took
that deflected off of defender Fabian Castillo.
Aug. 3 in Harrison, N.J. NY Red Bulls 3 Antigua 0. Goals: own goal
16, Muyl 62, Kljestan 79. NY Red Bulls -- Meara; Lawrence (Lade 63), Collin, Perrinelle, Duvall, Adams (Kljestan 78), Davis, Felipe, Muyl, Veron, S.Wright-Phillips (Etienne 69). Antigua -- Alvarez; Gonzalez, Pinto, Miranda (Thompson 64), Russell (Archila 78), Herrera, Galindo, Betancourt, Pena, Castillo (Herrarte 56), Acosta. Red Card: Antigua -- Betancourt 26. Att.: 4,958
Week 1, Results: TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 Central FC (TRI) 0 Vancouver Whitecaps 1 Pachuca (MEX) 1 Olimpia (HON)
0 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 W Connection (TRI) 2 UNAM (MEX) 4 NY Red Bulls 3 Antigua (GUA) 0 Portland Timbers 2 Dragon (SLV) 1 Don Bosco (HAI) 0 Monterrey (MEX) 3
Week 1, Schedule: THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 FC Dallas vs. Real Esteli (NCA), 8 pm UDN Plaza Amador (PAN) Herediano (CRC),
10 pm UDN Note: All times ET.
Week 2, Schedule: TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 Central FC (TRI) vs. Sporting KC Alianza FC (SLV) vs. NY Red Bulls Olimpia (HON) vs. Police United (BLZ) WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17 Monterrey (MEX) vs. Arabe Unido (PAN) Herediano (CRC) vs. Tigres (MEX) THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 Suchitepequez (GUA) vs. Real Esteli (NCA) UNAM (MEX) vs. Honduras Progreso (HON) Saprissa (CRC) vs. Dragon (SLV)