NEW YORK - Veteran referee Courtney Campbell will make his CONCACAF Champions League debut this season when he takes charge of the match between Puerto Rico Islanders and Isidro Metapan in Week 5 of the competition.
This will be the fifth straight season the 43-year-old Jamaican has refereed a match in the Champions League. Campbell has been a referee in the past three CONCACAF Gold Cups - including the 2009 final, worked the quarterfinals in three of the past four Champions Leagues and done matches involving Canada and Mexico in the semifinal round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.
His inclusion as part of an all Jamaican crew for the September 27 match in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, was one of eight assignments announced Thursday for the fifth week of the Champions League.
CONCACAF Champions League
Tuesday, September 25
CF Monterrey (MEX) vs. CSD Municipal (GUA), 10 p.m.
Referee: José Pineda (HON)
Assistant: Oscar Velásquez (HON)
Assistant: Melvyn Cruz (HON)
Fourth: Erick Andino (HON)
CD Aguila (SLV) vs. Toronto FC (CAN), 10 p.m.
Referee: José Luis Rodriguez (PAN)
Assistant: Daniel Williamson (PAN)
Assistant: Keytzel Corrales (NCA)
Fourth: Jafeth Perea (PAN)
CS Herediano (CRC) vs. Tauro FC (PAN), 10 p.m.
Referee: Javier Santos (PUR)
Assistant: Hector Recinos (SLV)
Assistant: Jairo Morales (PUR)
Fourth: William Anderson (PUR)
Wednesday, September 26
W Connection (TRI) vs. CD Guadalajara (MEX), 8 p.m.
Referee: David Rubalcaba (CUB)
Assistant: Jaime Smith (PAN)
Assistant: José Rodríguez (CUB)
Fourth: Marcos Brea (CUB)
CD Marathon (HON) vs. Caledonia (TRI), 10 p.m.
Referee: Cristophel Stewart(CAY)
Assistant: Ionut Bordieanu (CAY)
Assistant: Swason Owen (CAY)
Fourth: Kenville Holder(CAY)
LD Alajuelense (CRC) vs. Real Esteli (NCA), 10 p.m.
Referee: Hector Rodriguez(HON)
Assistant: Juan Lemus (GUA)
Assistant: Marco Tulio Diaz(GUA)
Fourth: Wilson Da Costa (BAH)
Thursday, September 27
Puerto Rico Islanders (PUR) vs. Isidro Metapan (SLV), 8 p.m.
Referee: Courtney Campbell (JAM)
Assistant: Kedlee Powell (JAM)
Assistant: Keble Williams (JAM)
Fourth: Valdin Legister (JAM)
CD FAS (SLV) vs. CD Olimpia (HON), 10 p.m.
Referee: Walter Quesada (CRC)
Assistant: Octavio Jara(CRC)
Assistant: Carlos Fernandez (CRC)
Fourth: Ricardo Montero (CRC)