• Friday Jan 31, 2014

    Central America Weekend Preview (Jan. 31–Feb. 2)

    Comunicaciones (pictured) will look to remain unbeaten in Guatemala, when it faces Mictlan on February 1, 2014. (Photo: Mexsport)

    Comunicaciones and Mictlan face off in an encounter pitting two of the three co-leaders in Guatemala against each other, while Olimpia and Motagua will battle for first place in Honduras.  CONCACAF.com previews all of the action from across the Central American region.

    GUATEMALA

    Defending champion Comunicaciones hosts Mictlan in a top-of-the-table clash on Saturday at the Estadio Cementos Progreso.  The two sides, along with Universidad San Carlos, are the Clausura co-leaders on seven points each after three rounds.  Uruguayan Adrian Apellaniz scored all three goals for Comunicaciones in its 3-1 over win Malacateco on Wednesday.  Mictlan dropped its first points of the season, also on Wednesday, needing a late goal from Carlos Asprilla to draw 1-1 with Coatepeque.

    Other matches:  Suchitepequez-Coatepeque; Iztapa-Municipal; Universidad San Carlos-Marquense; Heredia-Halcones

    HONDURAS

    The leaders will measure themselves against each other on Sunday, when Olimpia meets Motagua in Tegucigalpa.  The winner will move into sole possession of first place, but a pack of six teams is currently lurking only three points or fewer behind.

    Honduras international striker Carlo Costly scored his first goal for Real España in a 4-2 victory over Vida on Wednesday.  He and the defending champion hosts Marathon, on Saturday.

    Other matches:  Vida-Real Sociedad; Deportes Savio-Victoria; Platense-Parrillas Uno

    PANAMA

    A strong slate of matches is on tap in the third round as the four co-leaders -- on four points each -- will attempt to remain unbeaten.

    Plaza Amador, which has already defeated defending champion Tauro (1-0) and drew with CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinalist Arabe Unido (1-1), will look to continue its impressive form at winless Chepo on Friday.

    Other matches:  Tauro-Sporting San Miguelito, Árabe Unido-San Francisco, Independiente-Río Abajo; Chorrillo-Alianza 

    NICARAGUA

    Walter Ferreti (11 points) puts its first place status on the line Saturday, when it hosts third-place Diriangen (9 points).  Real Esteli (10 points), however, will aim to heap on the pressure as it visits Managua on Friday.

    Other matches:  Jalapa-Deportivo Ocotal; Real Madriz-Chinandega; San Marcos-Juventus Managua

    There are no matches scheduled for this weekend in either Costa Rica or El Salvador.

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