Warner, Executive Committee members to run unopposed
Jack Warner will stand unopposed for a sixth term as CONCACAF president, it was announced Thursday at the confederation's headquarters in New York City. The current FIFA vice-president will be re-elected formally during the XXVII CONCACAF Congress, May 3, in Miami.
Others nominated without opposition for positions on the CONCACAF Executive Committee are Lisle Austin of Barbados (Vice President - Caribbean Zone), Mexican Football Federation President Justino Compean (Vice President - North Zone) and Ariel Alvarado of Panama (Member - Central American Zone). Compean will replace fellow Mexican Guillermo Canedo White, who decided not to seek re-election.
Also, Rafael Salguero of Guatemala will retain his place on the FIFA Executive Committee as the member from the Central American Zone after no other names were placed in nomination for the position.
Canada, Mexico, U.S. and Guatemala start with victories in U-20 Championship
Canada rallied past Guadeloupe and Mexico downed Cuba to open the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship Monday in Guatemala City.
Lucas Cavallini and Derrick Bassi scored second-half goals five minutes apart to rally Canada after Guadeloupe, making only its second appearance in the finals and first since 1992, had taken the lead.
A first-half own goal and second-half strikes by Alan Pulido and Ulises Davila powered Mexico past Cuba 3-0 in the nightcap of the opening day doubleheader. On Tuesday, the United States defeated Suriname 4-0 while host Guatemala defeated Jamaica 2-0.
For complete full match video, video highlights, scores, stats and more detail, visit CONCACAF.com.
Champions League finalists to be decided next week
Monterrey and Real Salt Lake will carry first-leg leads on the road as both try to reach the Champions League finals for the first time next week.
On March 15, Real Salt Lake defeated Saprissa of Costa Rica 2-0 in the first leg of their semifinal at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. The second leg will be played April 5 in San Jose, Costa Rica.
A day after Salt Lake's victory, Monterrey defeated Cruz Azul 2-1 to head to Mexico City with an advantage on April 6.
The finals will begin on April 20 in Mexico before concluding April 27 in either Salt Lake or San Jose. Walking Boys move on in CFU Championship
Rinaldo Lupson scored his second goal in as many games and helped Walking Boyz of Suriname to a 3-1 victory over Northern United on Saturday, completing the second-round field for the Caribbean Club Champions Cup.
Walking Boys will now face the Puerto Rico Islanders. Puerto Rico is set to host the first leg, which is tentatively scheduled for April 12-14 with the second leg in Suriname April 22-24.
The other second-round pairings have Milerock of Guyana vs. Trinidad's Defence Force, Caledonia AIA of Trinidad against vs. Tempete of Haiti, and Alpha United of Guyana vs. River Plate FC of Puerto Rico.
The winners will advance to the semifinals and finals in May in Trinidad. Three teams will qualify for the 2011-2012 CONCACAF Champions League.
Busy week for CONCACAF teams
Mexico beat Paraguay, the United States rallied to tie Argentina and Costa Rica inaugurated its new Estadio Nacional in San Jose with a draw against a Chinese side Saturday, highlighting a six-day slate of friendlies involving 10 of the 12 Gold Cup qualifiers.
Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez scored a pair of first-half goals and Andres Guardado had another to lead Mexico over Paraguay 3-1 in Oakland, California. In the New York suburb of East Rutherford, New Jersey, Juan Agudelo scored his second goal in three games for the United States, giving the Americans a 1-1 tie versus the "Los Albicelestes".
Costa Rica allowed a 92nd-minute goal by Gao Lin to spoil the debut of its new 35,000-seat home in San Jose before a capacity crowd.
In other matches involving CONCACAF Members, the busy period started Thursday with El Salvador beating Cuba in Havana and was followed Friday with Panama over Bolivia 2-0 in Panama City, Venezuela over Jamaica 2-0 in Montego Bay, and South Korea over Honduras 4-0 in Seoul. On Sunday, St. Kitts and Nevis tied Grenada 0-0 in Bassaterre, St. Kitts.
On Monday, Carlos Ruiz scored to give Guatemala a 1-1 draw with Bolivia in Mazatenango.
Tuesday's matches had Canada winning 1-0 over Belarus in Turkey, and China winning 3-0 over Honduras in Beijing.
Also on Tuesday, Panama defeated Cuba 2-0 in Havana, the United States fell 1-0 to Paraguay in Nashville, Mexico tied Venezuela 1-1 in San Diego, Costa Rica tied Argentina 0-0in San Joseand El Salvador lost 3-2 to Jamaica In El Salvador.
National association matches
1.22.2011 - Carson, California:
UNITED STATES - CHILE 1:1
2.8.2011: Moquegua, Peru:
PANAMA - PERU 0:1
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 2:0
3.24.2011: Havana, Cuba:
CUBA - EL SALVADOR 0:2
SOUTH KOREA- HONDURAS 4:0
3.25.2011: Montego Bay, Jamaica:
JAMAICA - VENEZUELA 0:2
3.26.2011: San Jose, Costa Rica:
COSTA RICA - CHINA 2:2
3.26.2011: Bassaterre, St. Kitts and Nevis:
ST. KITTS & NEVIS - GRENADA 0:0
3.26.2011: New York:
UNITED STATES - ARGENTINA 1:1
MEXICO - PARAGUAY 3:1
3.26.2011: Havana, Cuba:
CUBA - PANAMA 0:2
3.27.2011: San Salvador, El Salvador:
EL SALVADOR - JAMAICA 2:3
3.28.2011: Mazatenango, Guatemala:
GUATEMALA - BOLIVIA 1:1
3.29.2011: San Jose, Costa Rica:
COSTA RICA - ARGENTINA 0:0
UNITED STATES - PARAGUAY 0:1
3.29.2011: San Diego:
MEXICO - VENEZUELA 1:1
4.1.2011: St. Georges, Grenada:
GRENADA - ST. KITTS & NEVIS