Remaining quarterfinal berths to be determined in final round of Group Stage
Monterrey, Cruz Azul and Real Salt Lake have assured themselves of advancing to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League, leaving five berths to be decided in this week's final round of the Group Stage.
Cruz Azul and Real Salt Lake have clinched their places from Group A and face off Tuesday in Sandy, Utah, to determine the group winner.
Santos leads Group B with 10 points and will host Municipal, in third place with eight points, on Tuesday. The Columbus Crew, in second with nine points will travel to Trinidad to face already eliminated Joe Public on Thursday.
Monterrey already has won Group C, leaving Saprissa and Marathón in contention for the second quarterfinal berth. The Costa Rican club is in second place with seven points and will travel to Seattle on Tuesday. Marathon is a point behind in third and at home against Monterrey a day later.
Lastly, Olimpia leads Group D with 10 points and will face the second-place Puerto Rico Islanders on Wednesday. Toluca, in third place with seven points, will host last-place FAS on earlier the same night.
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 all eight matches from the final week of the Champions League's Group Stage at the CONCACAF.com Web site.
Four games will be available October 19, three on October 20 and one on October 21, all subject to regional broadcast restrictions.
For a full schedule of the games available via streaming, please click here.
Dominica, Guyana, Suriname advance to second round in Digicel Caribbean Cup
Dominica beat the Dominican Republic 1-0 on Sunday, securing the last berth in the second round of Digicel Caribbean Cup.
Dominica's victory finished it atop three-team Group D and sent it next to Antigua, where it will face the host nation, Cuba and Suriname.
In Paramaribo, Suriname, Walter Moore scored his second goal in as many games to lift Guyana over Suriname and finish it atop Group C.
The result sent Guyana to face Haiti, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and host Trinidad, while Suriname joins Group G as one of two best second-place finishers.
Guyana and Suriname both won Friday to clinch berths in the second round. Dominican Republic sets record
Darly Batista scored five goals, four in a 12-minute span in the second half, to pace the Dominican Republic to a record 17-0 victory over the British Virgin Islands on Thursday in Group D of the Digicel Caribbean Cup.
The victory eclipsed the previous most lopsided results in CONCACAF, a 14-1 Caribbean Cup rout by St. Lucia over the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2001 and a 13-0 victory by Bermuda over Montserrat in a 2004 World Cup qualifier.
Women's World Cup Qualifying to start October 28
The CONCACAF Women's World Cup Qualifying tournament will kick-off on October 28 as Costa Rica takes on Guatemala and the defending CONCACAF women's champion the United States meets Haiti in Cancun's Estadio Quintana Roo.
A day later, host Mexico will face Guyana following Trinidad vs. Canada at Cancun's Estadio Beto Avila.
The tournament will decide two guaranteed berths in the 2011 Women's World Cup in Germany, awarded to the champion and runner-up. The third place team will face the fifth-place finisher from European qualifying for another World Cup berth.
For a full schedule please click here.
Olympic qualifying, Pan Ams berths allocated
CONCACAF announced the allocation of berths for its 2012 Olympic qualifying tournament and the 2011 Pan American Games on Wednesday.
Unchanged from 2008, the men's Olympic qualifying event - to be staged at a venue yet to be chosen - will feature eight teams, including Canada, Mexico and the United States, two qualifiers from the Caribbean and three from Central America.
In women's qualifying, host Canada, Mexico and the United States will qualify automatically. They will be joined by three teams from the Caribbean and two from Central America.
CONCACAF will send four men's teams to the 2011 Pan American Games to be held in Guadalajara, Mexico, October 13-30. In addition to Mexico, one team each from Central America and the Caribbean - the highest finisher from each at the 2011 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship -- will qualify. The final berth will be awarded to the next-best Central American or Caribbean finisher at the U-20s. The U-20 Championship will be held in Guatemala from April 3-17, 2011.
In the Pan Am Games' women's tournament, Mexico will be joined by Canada and one team each from the Caribbean and Central America at the upcoming Women's World Cup Qualifying tournament. Women's World Cup Qualifying will take place in Cancun, Mexico, October 28-November 8. Mavis Derflinger passes away
Mavis Derflinger, a member of the CONCACAF Hall of Fame, passed away early Thursday morning in Alexandria, Virginia. She was 75.
She became the first female board member of the United States Soccer Federation in the 1980s and was a former chair of the U.S. Youth Soccer Association.
In 2004, Derflinger became the first woman to be inducted into the CONCACAF Hall of Fame.
Costa Rica snaps winless streak in slew of friendlies
Costa Rica snapped a five-game winless streak, beating El Salvador 2-1 on a goal by Josue Martinez goal in the 87th minute on October 12. José Sanchez gave Costa Rica the lead in the 10th minute before Rafael Burgos equalized in the 53rd.
The result extended El Salvador's winless streak to seven games.
The United States and Colombia played to a 0-0 draw in the first match for the Americans at PPL Park in the Philadelphia suburb of Chester, Pennsylvania. The Americans will close their 2010 schedule with a November 17 game at South Africa.
Mexico twice rallied to draw 2-2 with Venezuela at Estadio Olimpico Benito Juarez in Ciudad Juarez. Javier Hernández and Giovani Dos Santos scored for the Mexicans.
A 76th-minute free kick by Gabriel Torres was enough to give host Panama a 1-0 win over Peru at Rommel Fernandez Stadium. The Panamanians extended their unbeaten streak to six games, having not allowed a goal in the last three.
Finally, Roger Rojas and Georgie Welcome both scored to lead Honduras over Guatemala 2-0 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mexican women open with loss in 2010 Peace Queen Cup
Mexico lost 3-1 to Australia on Sunday in its first game of the 2010 Peace Queen Cup in South Korea. Maribel Dominguez scored the lone goal for the Mexicans.
Mexico will face Chinese Taipei on Thursday in its final game of Group B. The six-team biennial tournament also features England, New Zealand and the host South Korea in Group A.
Costa Rica and Guatemala are winless at 2010 Grand Prix de Futsal
Costa Rica and Guatemala have yet to record a win at 2010 Grand Prix de Futsal in Brazil.
After three matches in the Group A, the Ticos have a tie (3-3 v Libya) and two losses (8-0 v Brazil, 7-2 v Czech Republic).
Guatemala, a 2009 quarterfinalist, has dropped its opening two games in Group D (2-0 v Portugal, 6-1 v Iran). At the time of publication, the CONCACAF champion was facing Russia.
National Association matches
9.03.2010: Panama City, Panama:
PANAMA - COSTA RICA 2:2
9.04.2010: Toronto, Canada:
CANADA - PERU 0:2
GUATEMALA- NICARAGUA 4:1
9.04.2010: Los Angeles:
EL SALVADOR- HONDURAS 2:2
9.04.2010: Guadalajara, Mexico:
MEXICO- ECUADOR 1:2
9.07.2010: Montreal, Canada:
CANADA - HONDURAS 2:1
9.07.2010: Osaka, Japan.:
JAPAN - GUATEMALA 2:1
9.07.2010: Washington, D.C.:
EL SALVADOR - GUATEMALA 0:2
9.07.2010: Panama City, Panama:
PANAMA- TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 3:0
9.07.2010: Monterrey, Mexico:
MEXICO- COLOMBIA 1:0
9.10.2010: Belize City, Belize:
BELIZE - TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 0:0
9.19.2010: St. John's, Antigua:
ANTIGUA & BARBUDA - TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 0:1
CANADA - UKRAINE 2:2
10.08.2010: Lima, Peru:
PERU - COSTA RICA 2:0
10.08.2010: Panama City:
PANAMA - EL SALVADOR 1:0
10.09.2010: Auckland, New Zealand:
NEW ZEALAND - HONDURAS 1:1
10.09.2010: San Jose, Guatemala:
GUATEMALA - BELIZE 4:2
UNITED STATES- POLAND 2:2
10.12.2010: Chester, Pennsylvania:
UNITED STATES - COLOMBIA 0:0
10.12.2010: Ciudad Juarez, Mexico:
MEXICO - VENEZUELA 2:2
10.12.2010: Panama City, Panama:
PANAMA- PERU 1:0
10.12.2010: Los Angeles.:
HONDURAS - GUATEMALA 2:0
10.12.2010: Ciudad Quesada, Costa Rica:
COSTA RICA- EL SALVADOR 2:1
SOUTH AFRICA - UNITED STATES
2.9.2011: TBD, Greece: