• Friday Jan 19, 2018

    CONCACAF Weekend Watch (Jan. 19-21, 2018)

    With four goals, Pumas’ Nicolas Castillo (pictured) is the 2018 Liga MX Clausura’s joint-top scorer. (Photo: Mexsport)

    CONCACAF.com provides an offering of storylines for you to follow during domestic league action this weekend: 


    First-place Saprissa (4W-0D-0L, 12 points) will look to make it five straight wins to open the 2018 Clausura, when it visits fourth-place Herediano (2-0-2, 6) on Saturday. 


    UCR v Guadalupe

    Herediano v Saprissa 


    Carmelita v Perez Zeledón

    Grecia v Santos de Guapiles

    Municipal Liberia v Limon

    Cartagines v Alajuelense


    A mouthwatering encounter between host Isidro Metapan and current champion Alianza on Saturday is the featured match in the second round of 2018 Clausura play.  In their last meeting on October 22, 2017 – also at Isidro Metapan – Alianza posted a 2-1 win on goals by Aexander Larin and Luis Hinestroza. 


    Pasaquina v FAS

    Isidro Metapan v Alianza

    Sonsonate v Dragon 


    Aguila v Santa Tecla

    Audaz v Chalatenango

    Municipal Limeño v Luis Angel Firpo  


    The 2018 Clausura launches Saturday highlighted by a meeting current champion Real España and Vida. 


    Olimpia v Real Sociedad

    Real España v Vida

    Honduras Progreso v Juticalpa 


    UPNFM v Motagua

    Platense v Marathon 


    First-place Portmore United (14W-5D-3L, 47 points) will look to snap a two-match winless streak on the road with a Sunday visit to fourth-place Cavalier (9-85-, 35).  With 13 goals, Portmore’s Javan East is the Red Stripe Premier League’s top scorer. 


    Montego Bay United v Harbour View

    Humble Lions v Boys' Town

    Sandals South Coast v Arnett Gardens

    Tivoli Gardens v Reno

    Cavalier v Portmore United  


    This weekend, two clubs – Pumas and Leon -- will look to make it three straight wins to start the 2018 Liga MX Clausura season.  Each of the other 16 clubs have already dropped points. 


    Atlas v Toluca

    Puebla v Veracruz 


    Cruz Azul v Leon

    Queretaro v Tigres      

    Monterrey v Club Tijuana

    Pachuca v Lobos BUAP

    Necaxa v Guadalajara


    Pumas v Club America

    Santos v Morelia  


    Current champion Walter Ferretti will visit Real Esteli on Saturday to kick off its title defense. 


    Juventus Managua v Managua 


    Real Madriz v UNAN Managua

    Real Esteli v Walter Ferretti 


    Deportivo Ocotal v San Francisco

    Diriangen v Chinandega  


    Entering into the second week of 2018 Clausura play, only three teams are in a position to maintain a perfect record – defending champion Chorrillo FC, Arabe Unido and Alianza.  Keep an eye on Saturday’s Plaza Amador-Tauro encounter, both were shutout in their respective openers. 


    San Francisco v Chorrillo FC 


    Atletico Veraguense v Alianza

    Plaza Amador v Tauro

    CA Independiente v Santa Gema

    Sporting San Miguelito v Arabe Unido

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