• Tuesday Jun 17, 2014

    Real España opens preseason training camp

    New acquisitions Ismael Gomez (left) and Camilo Aguirre (center) on their first day of camp with Real España on June 16, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Real España) 

    SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras -- With the 2014 Honduran Apertura and the 2014/15 CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) clearly marked on the calendar, Real España kicked off preseason training on Monday at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano. 

    For the upcoming two-front battle, the 11-time Honduran champion strengthened its roster with five new faces.  

    Former Herediano striker Ismael Gomez (30) of Argentina and Colombian midfielder Camilo Aguirre (32), who appeared in three 2013/14 CCL matches for semifinalist Alajuelense, are the two new foreign additions.  

    The other reinforcements joined from Honduran first division squads: defenders Oscar Fortin (Deportes Savio) and Porciano Ávila (Parrillas One), plus forward Rony Flores (Victoria). 

    "We want to do well at both tournaments (Apertura and Champions League) and, as a result, we reinforced the team well," head coach Hernan Medford told reporters.

    On June 28, the Aurinegros will move camp to La Ceiba, before shifting to Roatan five days later. 

    Real España will be making its third CCL appearance and will face Mexico’s Pachuca and Municipal of Guatemala in Group 1 play.

  • Champions League



RELATED NEWS YOU'LL LIKE

CONCACAF Sets Champions League Schedule for 2014/15 Season Group Phase

Twenty-Four Teams to Compete for Regional Club Championship in Play Kicking Off August 5

CCL draw sets 2014/15 groups

The road to the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup started on Wednesday evening, when the draw for the 2014/15 CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) took place at the InterContinental at Doral Miami.

Real España wins Honduran title, qualifies for CCL

Real España overcame Real Sociedad 3-1 on penalties Sunday to claim the 2013 Honduran Apertura crown and qualify for the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League at the Estadio Francisco Martinez

Pots, rules for Wednesday’s CCL Draw announced

CONCACAF announced the pots and regulations for the 2014/15 CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) Draw that will take place on Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. ET, at the InterContinental at Doral Miami and will be streamed live on CONCACAF.com.

Central America Weekend Preview (Feb. 7-9)

After a week off, the Costa Rican and Salvadoran leagues are back in action, while Real Sociedad looks to retain the top spot in Honduras. CONCACAF.com previews all of the action from across the Central American region.