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April 13, 2009

CONCACAF Champions Leauge 2009-2010 Qualifying Update – 4/13

Filed under: CONCACAF Champions League — Jon Green @ 7:17 am

Well it’s another week closer to finding out more of the qualifiers for the CONCACAF Champions League… let’s see how things look.

USA

  • Columbus (Group Stage)
  • Houston (Group Stage)
  • New York (Preliminary Stage)
  • D.C. United (Preliminary Stage)

Mexico

  • Deportivo Toluca (Group Stage)
  • Cruz Azul (Preliminary Stage)

Pachuca got a big 3-1 win over Toluca this week and Universidad Nacional got a big 3-1 win over Puebla.  Both winners jumped the losers in the standings.

After 13 of 17 rounds in the Clausura, the top 8 are Pachuca, Deportivo Toluca, Universidad Nacional, Puebla, Monterrey, Atlas, Chiapas, and Club América.  If form holds, Pachuca and Universidad Nacional would be the top 2 teams favored to qualify.  Cruz Azul is in 16th place, and looks like they won’t be a factor.

Next week Guadalajara and Club América will play, with Guadalajara jumping into the top 8 with a win.

Costa Rica

  • Saprissa

CS Cartaginés and CS Herediano tied keeping those teams 5 points apart.  Liberia Mia beat AD Ramonense on Sunday 1-0 to jump into a 4-way tie for 4th. Saprissa won 3-2 over Pérez Zeledón to move within 3 points of CS Herediano at the top (with a game in hand) and knocked Pérez Zeledón into that 4-way tie.

After 13 of 16 rounds, CS Herediano, Saprissa, CS Cartaginés, AD Ramonense/Puntarenas F.C/Liberia Mia/Pérez Zeledón would make the playoff, with CS Herediano favored to win the playoff and grab the 2nd Champions League spot.

Next week we see two of those 4th place teams square off when Puntarenas F.C. faces AD Ramonense.  We also see anonther game between CS Cartaginés and CS Herediano.

Honduras

  • Marathon

After 14 of 18 rounds, Olimpia, Marathón, Real España, and Victoria are in qualifying position.  Olimpia is the favorite to get the 2nd Champions League spot.

Marathón will take on Platense (who is tied for 4th but loses on Goal Differential) on the 16th, and Olimpia play Real España on the 19th.

Guatemala

  • Comunicaciones

Heredia defeated Deportivo Suchitepéquez 2-0, knocking them back to 7th place, while Jalapa beat Deportivo Zacapa 2-0, knocking them back to 5th.

After 11 of 18 rounds, Municipal, Jalapa, Deportivo Heredia, Club Xelajú MC, Deportivo Zacapa, and Comunicaciones are in qualifying position.  Municipal is the favorite to get the 2nd Champions League spot.

Next week Club Xelajú MC and Comunicaciones will faceoff in a top 6 matchup.

El Salvador

  • Isidro Metapán

Nejapa beat Club Deportivo Águila 1-0, knocking them out of the top 4 into 5th place.

After 12 of 18 rounds, Isidro Metapán, Nejapa, Chalatenango, and Luis Angel Firpo are in qualifying position.  Isidro Metapán is the favorite to win the playoff, and Nejapa is in position to get the 2nd Champions League spot.

Next week Isidro Metapán and Chalatenango battle with Chalatenango able to catch Isidro Metapán with a win.

Panama

  • Árabe Unido

Alianza F.C. and Atlético Chiriqui tied last Sunday 4-4.

After 7 of 18 rounds, Chorrillo F.C., Tauro FC, Atlético Chiriqui, and San Francisco are in qualifying position.  Chorillo FC is the favorite to win the playoff, and Árabe Unido is in 9th place at this point.

Nicaragua

In the hexagonal, where the top 4 teams will move on, after 2 of 6 rounds, Real Estelí, Deportivo Walter Ferretti, Xilotepelt, and Diriangén FC are in position to move on.

Caribbean Football Union

The CFU Club Championship continues Monday with the following ties having their first leg:

  • San Juan Jabloteh (Trinidad and Tabago) vs. Inter Moengotapoe (Suriname)
  • Hoppers (Antigua and Barbuda) vs. Tempête FC (Haiti)
  • W Connection (Trinidad and Tabago) vs. Cavaly (Haiti)
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1 Comment »

  1. Belize has switched to a split season format. Iguali won the Fall 2008 season. Spring 2009 is about to get underway. The champion with the most points from both seasons will go to the Concachampions

    Comment by Footballer — April 22, 2009 @ 1:32 am | Reply


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