• Friday Aug 08, 2014

    Blackburn happy with Comunicaciones’ play, goals

    Rolando Blackburn (upper middle) celebrates after scoring one of his three goals in Comunicaciones' 5-0 win over Puerto Rico Bayamon FC on August 7, 2014, in Guatemala City, Guatemala. (Photo: Juan Meoño)

    GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – Comunicaciones posted its largest-ever CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) win on Thursday night, netting three goals in the opening 28 minutes en route to a 5-0 win over visiting Puerto Rico Bayamon.

    Rolando Blackburn, who joined the Cremas during the offseason, struck for a hat-trick and was delighted with the performance.

    "I'm very happy for the goals, but the best thing was that we got the three points," stressed the Panamanian.  "The important thing is that we protected our home field."

    Scoring twice with his head and once with his right foot, Blackburn has taken an early lead in the race for the CCL scoring title.

    "I liked the three goals,” he said.  “There are no ugly goals, all are beautiful, just add up the score."

    The 24-year-old became the second player from Comunicaciones to score three goals in a single CCL match.  Uruguayan Paolo Suarez achieved it first in a 3-0 win at Trinidad & Tobago’s Caledonia AIA on August 29, 2013. 

    "From the start, we established the tempo, touched the ball,” expressed Blackburn about the team’s overall performance.  “We had it almost the entire game and that's very important."

    There’s not much time to celebrate, though.  A meeting with five-time CONCACAF champion Club America in Guatemala City on August 26 looms large.

    "We know it will be a difficult game,” finished Blackburn, who hinted that he hopes to be called up to Panama for the Copa Centroamericana in September.

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