Posted on August 28, 2012
Week Three in the CONCACAF Champions League continues with three games on Wednesday night.
That’s when Guadalajara (Mexico) will look for its first win, hosting DirecTV W Connection (Trinidad & Tobago) at the Estadio Omnilife, after a surprise 1-0 road loss last Wednesday away to Xelaju (Guatemala). W Connection tied Xelaju, 2-2, in Week One.
Municipal (Guatemala) will look to make it two conssecutive Group 7 victories, when it entertains two-time defending champion Monterrey (Mexico). The Guatemalan side defeated Chorrillo FC (Panama) last week, 2-1, on a late goal by Yosimar Arias. The Rayados recorded a 5-0 triumph over the Panamanians in Week One.
The last match of the day features the LA Galaxy (United States) hosting the Puerto Rico Islanders (Puerto Rico) in a rematch of some memorable battles between the two sides, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The Islanders stunned and eliminated the Galaxy from the CCL two years ago. The Galaxy turned aside Isidro Metapan (El Salvador), 5-2, last Thursday, while Puerto Rico fell to host Metapan 3-1 in Week One.
After a 2-0 loss last week to Real Salt Lake, Tauro (Panama) returns home to meet Herediano (Costa Rica) on Thursday at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City. Herediano will play its first CCL match under new head coach Claudio Miguel Jara, who replaced Odir Jaques last weekend.
Week Three will close with host Caledonia AIA (Trinidad & Tobago) squaring off against Group 4 leader Seattle Sounders (United States), while Olimpia (Honduras) and the visiting Houston Dynamo (United States) will battle for first place in Group 3.
Categories: Caribbean, Central America, Champions League, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, North America, Panama, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, U.S.A.
Tags: Caledonia AIA, Chorrillo, Claudio Miugel Jara, CONCACAF Champions League, Guadalaara, Herediano, Houston Dynamo, Isidro Metapan, LA Galaxy, Monterrey, Municipal, Olimpia, Puerto Rico Islanders, Seattle Sounders, Tauro, W Connection, Xelaju, Yosimar Arias