• Saturday Jul 06, 2013

    Arabe Unido, Sporting SM prepare for new season

    PANAMA CITY -- The two Panamanian sides in the CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) find themselves quite busy in their preparations for the upcoming season.

    Arabe Unido, which is in Group 1 in the CCL and debuts August 8at home against Trinidad’s W Connection, has already played two friendly matches in advance of the 2013 Apertura and the CCL. 

    Goals by Fidel Caesar and Gabriel Chiari helped give the ‘Expreso Azul’ a 2-2 draw on June 22 against C.D. Plaza Amador.

    On Wednesday, Arabe Unido battled Club Atlético Independiente de La Chorrera to scoreless draw.

    As for Sporting San Miguelito, the 2013 Clausura champion is strengthening its squad through several new signings.

    The team has added five players to a squad coached by Mario Anthony Torres: Erick Javier Davis Grajales, a 22-year-old winger, who arrives on-loan from Uruguayan side Centro Atlético Fénix; Anthony Basil, a 31-year-old striker, who joins from Rio Abajo FC; Juan De Gracia, a 26-year-old midfielder, who comes over from San Francisco FC and has experience with the Panamanian national team; Alcibiades Rojas, a 26-year-old winger, who joins from Chiriqui F.C.; and 21-year-old Ecuadorian forward Pablo Ochoa, who signed a two-year contract and comes over from Ecuador’s Deportivo Cuenca.

    Sporting San Miguelito makes its CCL debut at home on August 7 against Mexican Clausura champion Club América. Its other rival in Group 4 is Costa Rican side Alajuelense.

    The Panamanian Apertura kicks off July 19 with Arabe Unido’s taking on San Francisco F.C., while Sporting San Miguelito begin the defense of its crown a day later against Chorrillo F.C.

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