Champions League finalists to be decided this week
Cruz Azul will face Pumas in the second leg of their semifinal series on Tuesday in Mexico City while Pachuca will host Toluca on Wednesday with berths in the finals on the line.
Toluca and Pachuca drew 1-1 in Tuesday's first leg played at Toluca's Estadio Nemesio Diez.
A day later Pumas managed a 1-0 home win against Cruz Azul thanks to a Pablo Barrera goal.
For more information, visit the official CONCACAF Champions League site. CFU club second-round schedule altered
Alpha United will trade places with Leo Victor of Suriname in the second round of the Caribbean Club Champions Cup, the CFU announced Monday, allowing the matches to be staged as schedule by avoiding travel delays due to U.S. restrictions for the Guyanese club.
Alpha United was to play in Group A in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, but visa requirements for Guyanese made it unlikely the club would be able to travel to the island for the April 13-17 group stage on time.
The third and final stage comprising of the four second-round group winners will be played April 28-May 10 with the top three teams qualifying for the Preliminary Round of next season's CONCACAF Champions League.
Click here to view the CFU Club Championship complete schedule.
Mexican teams authorized to play in Copa Libertadores, Copa America
CONCACAF authorized Mexican teams to continue playing in South America's Copa Libertadores, approving the arrangement Wednesday after a policy review regarding participation in CONMEBOL events.
The decision affirms that Mexican clubs will qualify for the Libertadores - South American's premier club tournament - based on existing principles.
In addition, CONCACAF announced that the Mexico's Olympic team supplemented by five "wild-card" players will compete in the 2011 Copa America, continuing El Tri's participation in the South American nations' championship for an eighth straight time.
CONCACAF decided in June last year not to renew its four-year deal with the South American confederation for its teams to play in the second-tier Copa Sudamericana after the agreement expired.
Barbados advances to second round of Caribbean qualifying
Barbados beat Anguilla 3-0 and followed with a 4-0 victory over Grenada on Thursday to advance to the second round of Caribbean qualifying for the Women's Gold Cup. The results -- along with Anguilla's 2-0 victory over Grenada -- enabled it to capture Group E and sent it to the second round along with other group winners Guyana, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia and, Haiti.
Either Antigua or the Dominican Republic will complete the field as the best second-place team from the first round. Both finished with three points in their respective groups with identical plus-1 goal differences - having scored four goals and allowing three.
The Caribbean Football Union hold a draw to break the tie on Wednesday. Puerto Rico, St. Lucia and Barbados will advance to join host Cuba in Group G April 14-18, while Guyana, Haiti and either Antigua or the Dominican Republic will join host Trinidad in Group F May 11-May 15.
The two second-round group winners will qualify for the Women's Gold Cup in late October-early November, while the group winners, best runner-up and host Puerto Rico will qualify for the Central American and Caribbean Games July 17-August 1. Central American qualifying to begin April 20
El Salvador will face Belize and Guatemala, while Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica will square off in respective groups to determine Central America's berths in the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup and the Central American and Caribbean Games.
El Salvador, Belize and Guatemala will comprise Group A and play April 20-24 in Antigua, Guatemala, while host Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica will play in Group B in Managua April 26-30.
The top two in each group will qualify for the CAC Games in Puerto Rico, while the group winners will play off for UNCAF's lone berth guaranteed berth in the Women's Gold Cup.
For a complete schedule, visit CONCACAF.com's schedule section on the Women's Gold Cup page.
CAC Games qualifying playoff dates set
Costa Rica will host Nicaragua in Cartago on Sunday to open a two-leg playoff for the fourth and final Central American berth in the Caribbean and Central American Games' soccer competition.
Nicaragua will have its home leg a week later on April 18 in Managua.
El Salvador, Panama and Belize already have secured their places in the CAC Games' eight-team event, set for Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
U.S. women defeat Mexico 1-0 in snowy match
The United States women's national team defeated its Mexican counterparts 1-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, on Wednesday in a match that was played under a steady snowfall.
Abby Wambach scored the game's lone goal. T
he U.S. defeated Mexico 3-0 three days earlier in San Diego.
Mexico U-20s fall in semifinals at Dallas Cup
The Mexican Under-20 team fell to eventual runner-up Monterrey 3-1 in the semifinals of the Dallas Cup on Sunday.
Mexico was undefeated in its first-round three matches before falling to the Mexican club in the Super Group bracket.
The United States U-20 team finished with a win and two losses in its three games during the tournament.
Ciego de Avila wins Cuban title
Ciego de Ávila won the Cuban Campeonato Nacional de Fútbol title, winning the final 6-3 on aggregate over Camagüey.
It won the first leg 3-0 on Wednesday, before drawing 3-3 on Sunday to wrap up the club's fourth Cuban title.
National association friendlies
1.20.2010: Coquimbo, Chile;
CHILE - PANAMA 2-1
1.23.2010: Carson, California, USA;
UNITED STATES - HONDURAS 1-3
1.26.2010: Córdoba, Argentina;
ARGENTINA - COSTA RICA 3-2
1.31.2010: Kingston, Jamaica;
JAMAICA - CANADA 1-0
2.10.2010: Mar de Plata, Argentina;
ARGENTINA - JAMAICA 2:1
2.24.2010- Tampa, Florida, USA:
UNITED STATES - EL SALVADOR 2:1
2.24.2010: San Francisco, USA:
MEXICO - BOLIVIA 5:0
3.03.2010: Amsterdam, Netherlands:
NETHERLANDS - UNITED STATES 2:1
3.03.2010: Pasadena, California, USA:
MEXICO - NEW ZEALAND 2:0
3.03.2010: Los Angeles, USA:
GUATEMALA - EL SALVADOR 2:1
3.03.2010: Barquisimeto, Venezuela:
VENEZUELA - PANAMA 1:2
3.03.2010: Istanbul, Turkey:
TURKEY - HONDURAS 2:0
3.17.2010: Torreon, Mexico:
MEXICO - NORTH KOREA 2:1
3.24.2010: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA:
MEXICO - ICELAND 0:0
5.07.2010: East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA:
MEXICO - ECUADOR
5.10.2010: Chicago, USA:
MEXICO - SENEGAL
5.13.2010: Houston, USA:
MEXICO - ANGOLA
5.17.2010: Mexico City:
MEXICO - CHILE
ENGLAND - MEXICO
5.24.2010: Buenos Aires:
ARGENTINA - CANADA
NETHERLANDS - MEXICO
5.26.2010: Lens, France
FRANCE - COSTA RICA
6.01.2010: Sion, Switzerland:
SWITZERLAND - COSTA RICA
6.03.2010: TBD, Belgium:
ITALY - MEXICO
6.05.2010: Bratislava, Slovakia:
SLOVAKIA - COSTA RICA
6.05.2010: Roodepoort, South Africa:
UNITED STATES - AUSTRALIA