• Monday Sep 11, 2017

    CONCACAF Weekend’s Best (September 11, 2017)

    Guadalajara’s Michael Perez (pictured) celebrates after scoring against host Pachuca in a Liga MX match on September 9, 2017, in Pachuca, Mexico. (Photo: Mexsport)

    CONCACAF.com takes a look at the best performances and most interesting stories in the first-ever installment of the CONCACAF Weekend’s Best.


    It took eight games, but defending Liga MX champion Guadalajara (1W-5D-2L, 8 points) picked up its first 2017 Apertura win Saturday, topping host Pachuca, 3-1. Chivas climbed from last to 15th place thanks to three first-half goals as Michael Perez (15’), Javier Lopez (30’) and Carlos Fierro (35’) got on the scoresheet.


    After returning from World Cup Qualifying duty with Honduras, forward Carlo Costly gave visiting Olimpia (2-2-1, 8) a 1-0 lead in the second minute of its first 2017 Honduran Apertura meeting against rival Motagua (2-3-0, 9). Rubilio Castillo replied for the Ciclon Azul in the 42nd minute of a match that produced no further goals and ended 1-1. Real España (3-1-1, 10) finished the weekend in first place on the strength of a 4-0 triumph over Marathon. Christian Altamirano (73‘, 90‘) scored two goals in a winning effort.


    After opening the 2017 Liga MX Apertura season winless through four games, Club Tijuana (4-1-3, 13) saw its winning streak be extended to four games in Sunday’s 2-0 victory at Pumas. Gustavo Bou gave the visitor a 1-0 lead in the 51st minute with his team-best fifth goal of the campaign.


    United States international Jozy Altidore scored two goals and Toronto FC (17-8-3, 59) increased its lead atop the overall 2017 Major League Soccer standings to nine points after downing the visiting San Jose Earthquakes, 4-0, on Saturday. The Reds have won five straight matches and are unbeaten in their last 10.


    DirecTV W Connection (GD+6), Club Sando (GD+6) and North East Stars (GD+4) sit atop the TT Pro League table on 17 points each. Of the trio, only North East Stars saw action this past weekend, drawing 1-1 with visiting Central FC on Friday. Duane Muckette gave the host a 1-0 lead in the 57th minute, before Mickaeel Jem Gordon leveled for the Sharks with a minute left in normal time.

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