• Saturday Oct 07, 2017

    SCL Finalists: Domestic League Preview (Oct. 7, 2017)

    Olimpia (white jersey) is shown playing in a 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League match against Alajuelense, which will face Santos de Guapiles in the Costa Rican Invierno on October 11, 2017. (Photo: Imagenes en Costa Rica)

    MIAMI – As World Cup Qualifying takes center stage, there is limited domestic league action this weekend throughout the region.  Olimpia, however, will square off against Platense in the Honduran Apertura, while Santos de Guapiles is idle in Costa Rica due to the state of emergency declared in Costa Rica from Tropical Storm Nate.

    CONCACAF.com looks at the weekend action:

    OLIMPIA (Honduras)

    Next 2017 Honduran Apertura match: Saturday, October 7, away v Platense

    Next 2017 SCL match (Final, First Leg): Thursday, October 19, home v Santos de Guapiles

    Riding a three-match unbeaten streak, fourth-place Olimpia (4-3-2, 15) will visit last-place Platense (2-1-5, 7) on Saturday.  The Leones, who have scored two or more goals in four consecutive games, are winless in their last four on the road.  The only away victory in the Apertura came on August 6 against Honduras Progreso, 1-0, thanks to Ever Alvarado’s third-minute goal.  Forward Roger Rojas has scored in his last two domestic outings.


    Next 2017 Costa Rican Invierno match: Wednesday, October 11, home v Alajuelense

    Next 2017 SCL match (Final, First Leg): Thursday, October 19, away v Olimpia

    As a result of Tropical Storm Nate, the Costa Rica Invierno slate for this weekend was postponed.  After winning two consecutive games, seventh-place Santos de Guapiles (4-4-4, 16) has lost its last two, dropping 4-1 decisions to both first-place Herediano (9-3-0, 30) and fourth-place Perez Zeledon (5-4-3, 19).  It will return to action on Wednesday against third-place visitor Alajuelense (5-6-1, 21), which fell to Olimpia (agg: 0-3), in the 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League’s round of 16.



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