Cruz Azul, Monterrey, Saprissa take advantage into second leg of CCL quarterfinals
Cruz Azul, Monterrey and Saprissa won the first legs of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals and will take the advantage into this week's deciding matches.
On Tuesday, Cruz Azul defeated Santos 2-0 in Mexico City with goals by Javier Orozco and Christian Gimenez. The two teams will meet again on Tuesday in Torreon. Also on Tuesday, the Columbus Crew will travel to Sandy, Utah, to face Real Salt Lake after the two MLS teams drew 0-0 a week earlier in Columbus.
On Wednesday, Monterrey defeated Toluca 1-0 after playing the final 80 minutes with a man advantage, and will take its lead home for the return league this Wednesday.
In the last quarterfinal, Saprissa beat Olimpia 1-0 in San Jose, Costa Rica, and will meet again in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on Thursday.
United States wins U-17 Championship
The United States won its third CONCACAF U-17 Championship on Sunday in Montego Bay, Jamaica, beating Canada 3-0 in extra time.
Nathan Smith scored the eventual winner two minutes into the first extra period before Andrew Oliver and Alfred Koroma sealed the game for the Americans.
Earlier in the day, Panama defeated host Jamaica 1-0 to finish in third place. Omar Browne scored the lone goal for the Central Americans.
The United States, Canada, Panama and Jamaica qualified along with Host Mexico to the Under-17 World Cup in Mexico, June 18-July 10.
United States to defend Algarve Cup title
The seven-time champion U.S. women will look to defend its Algarve Cup crown in Portugal beginning this week. The tournament features 10 teams, including four of FIFA's top-10 ranked women's national teams.
The Americans will open against Japan on Wednesday before facing Norway on Friday. The United States will complete the group stage against Finland on Monday.
The team will play a placement match on March 9. Mexico, Canada to head to Mediterranean to compete in Cyprus Cup
CONCACAF women's champion Canada and Mexico will head to th
e Mediterranean this week to compete in the Cyprus Cup, a tournament featuring 12 women's national teams. Mexico, which is competing for the first time, will play Northern Ireland, North Korea and Russia in Group 3. Canada, the defending champion, is in Group 1 with England, Italy and Scotland.
Both teams will play group matches on Wednesday, Friday and Monday.
The final will be played on March 9.
National association matches
12.18.2010 - San Pedro Sula, Honduras:
HONDURAS - PANAMA
2:1 12.28.2010 - Barcelona:
CATALUNYA - HONDURAS 4:0
1.22.2011 - Carson, California:
UNITED STATES - CHILE 1:1
2.8.2011: Moquegua, Peru:
PANAMA - PERU 0:1
1:1 2.9.2011: Larissa, Greece:
GREECE - CANADA 1:0
2.9.2011: San Salvador, El Salvador:
EL SALVADOR - HAITI 1:0
2.9.2011: La Ceiba, Honduras:
HONDURAS - ECUADOR 1:1
MEXICO - BOSNIA 2:0
2.9.2011: Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela:
VENEZUELA - COSTA RICA 2:2
3.25.2011: Panama City:
PANAMA - BOLIVIA
3.25.2011: Dubai, United Arab Emirates:
SYRIA - EL SALVADOR
3.26.2011: San Jose, Costa Rica:
COSTA RICA - CHINA
3.26.2011: New York:
UNITED STATES - ARGENTINA
MEXICO - PARAGUAY
3.26.2011: Havana, Cuba:
CUBA - PANAMA
3.29.2011: San Jose, Costa Rica:
COSTA RICA - ARGENTINA
UNITED STATES - PARAGUAY