Teams return to league play before resuming Group Stage in two weeks
CONCACAF Champions League teams have returned focus to their league schedules before resuming the Group Stage with the third round the week of September 14.
Last week, a nine-man Toronto FC side fell 1-0 to Arabe Unido in Panama on Tuesday. That same night Santos defeated the Columbus Crew 1-0 on an injury time goal.
On Wednesday, Cruz Azul defeated Real Salt Lake 5-4 in a rain-soaked match that included four goals after the 86th minute. In Bayamon, the Puerto Rico Islanders reached four points as they defeated FAS 4-1. Monterrey closed out the night with a 2-0 road win against Seattle.
On Thursday, Toluca routed Olimpia 4-0 at home to reach four points, while Saprissa grabbed its first points of the tournament with a 4-1 over Marathon in San Jose. To close out the round Joe Public tallied a last-minute goal to earn a 1-1 draw against Municipal in Guatemala.
For more detail, statistics and schedule, visit the official Champions League Web site here. CONCACAF TV to stream select Champions League games live
CONCACAF TV will stream live select matches from this year's Champions League at the CONCACAF.com Web site, including all eight from the third week of the Group Stage.
Four games will be available September 14, three games on September 15 and one on September 16, all subject to regional broadcast restrictions.
For a full schedule of the games available via streaming, please click here.
United States extends contract of Bradley as coach
Bob Bradley will return to coach the United States for another four years, agreeing to a contract extension Monday that would see him remain at the helm through the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The 52-year-old Bradley led the United States to the second round of the World Cup in June before being eliminated by Ghana in extra time.
Bradley has won 38 games, drawn eight and lost 20 in his nearly four years. His contract was due to expire at the end of December. His tenure has included winning the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup and a runner-up finish at the 2009 Confederations Cup, the first trip to a world championship final by a U.S. senior men's team.
St. Vincent to host Group B of Caribbean Cup
St. Vincent and the Grenadines will play host to Group B in the first round of the Digicel Caribbean Cup, facing Barbados, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis starting October 6, the Caribbean Football Union announced Wednesday.
Group B, which will be played in Victoria Park in Kingstown, had been the only first-round group without a venue or dates when the schedule was revamped on August 12. In addition, Group A will begin four days earlier than previously scheduled on October 2, and end on October 6.
The change was required due to "several complications related to a congested event schedule in the region both sport and culturally related," CFU General Secretary Angenie Kanhai said.
Trinidad, Cuba advance to Under-17 finals
Jomal Williams scored a pair of first-half goals to lead Trinidad and Tobago into the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship with a 2-1 victory over Bermuda on Sunday.
Trinidad's victory left it atop Caribbean second-round qualifying Group E with seven points, just ahead of Cuba, which also qualified for the 12-team finals. Cuba finished its qualifying run with a 1-0 victory over St. Kitts & Nevis on a 58th-minute tally by Dairon Perez.
The pair becomes the first two teams to qualify for the CONCACAF U-17 finals. Three more Caribbean teams will be determined when Group F plays. Central America gets four berths in the finals along with the three North American sides: Canada, Mexico and the United States.
Group F was scheduled to be played in Jamaica, but those games have been postponed until further notice.
Haiti falls in Youth Olympics final
Haiti failed to capitalize on a man advantage for 58 minutes and fell to Bolivia 5-0 in the title game at the inaugural Youth Olympics on Wednesday.
The runner-up finish for the Haitian under-15 boys' side came only six weeks after the team had been organized - following the withdrawal of Cuba -- and seven months after an earthquake killed an estimated 220,000 in the country.
National association matches
08.10.2010: East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA:
UNITED STATES - BRAZIL 0:2
08.11.2010: Mexico City:
MEXICO - SPAIN 1:1
08.11.2010: Panama City:
PANAMA - VENEZUELA 3:1
08.11.2010: Macoya, Trinidad:
JAMAICA - TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 3:1
08.11.2010: Asuncion, Paraguay:
PARAGUAY - COSTA RICA 2:0
08.28.2010: Providence, Guyana:
GUYANA - TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
9.03.2010: Panama City, Panama:
PANAMA - COSTA RICA
9.04.2010: Toronto, Canada:
CANADA - PERU
9.04.2010: Los Angeles:
EL SALVADOR- HONDURAS
9.04.2010: Guadalajara, Mexico:
9.07.2010: Montreal, Canada:
CANADA - HONDURAS
9.07.2010: Washington, D.C.:
JAPAN - GUATEMALA
9.07.2010: Osaka, Japan.:
EL SALVADOR - GUATEMALA
9.07.2010: Monterrey, Mexico:
9.08.2010: Belize City, Belize:
BELIZE - TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
9.19.2010: St. John's, Antigua:
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA - TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
CANADA - UKRAINE
10.12.2010: Chester, Pennsylvania:
UNITED STATES - COLOMBIA