Second Round of Group Stage begins Tuesday night
The second round of the CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage begins Tuesday night when Monterrey hosts Seattle in a head-to-head clash of week one winners.
Later Tuesday, the Colorado Rapids will look for its second win when it travels to Honduras to play Real Espana and Comunicaciones will host Herediano.
On Wednesday, Toronto FC hosts FC Dallas in a meeting between MLS sides. In the final match of the night, Metapan will host Santos of Mexico.
To close out the round, Pumas will look for its first victory against winless Tauro in Panama. The LA Galaxy will look for its second home win in two weeks against Alajuelense. The round will end when Morelia hosts Motagua.
Bahamas withdraws from World Cup qualifying
The Bahamas withdrew from World Cup qualifying on Friday, leaving Group 3 in the first group phase of CONCACAF qualifying with three teams.
Bahamas Football Association President Anton Sealy said the reason was due to the incomplete construction of the Thomas Robinson National Stadium project in Nassau.
Group 3 will now be played as a three-team affair, with the winner joining the five other group winners in the semifinal stage of CONCACAF qualifying.
Mexico captures bronze medal at U-20 World Cup
Ulises Davila, Jorge Enriquez and Edson Rivera all scored to rally Mexico to a 3-1 victory over France in the third-place match at the Under-20 World Cup on Saturday and give El Tri a second podium finish in a men's youth world championship this year.
Davila equalized four minutes after Alexandre Lacazette put France ahead in the eight minute, and Enriquez and Rivera add second-half tallies to give Mexico its best finish at the U-20 World Cup since losing the title match in 1977.
The victory in the consolation game salved some of the disappointment of losing to eventual champion Brazil in the semifinals and failing to match the success of their U-17 counterparts, who captured the world crown in July.
Later that day, Brazil defeated Portugal 3-2 in the tournament final in a match refereed by American Mark Geiger along with assistants Joe Hurd of the United States and Paul Fletcher of Canada.
Guatemala qualifies for U-20 women's finals
Maria Monterroso had her second two-goal game in five days and sent Guatemala to the CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championship on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Honduras.
The two wins finished Guatemala atop Central American Group 1 with six points, three better than Costa Rica and pointless host Honduras.
Guatemala, which played in its first finals as host of the CONCACAF U-20 Women's Championship in 2010, joined automatic qualifiers Canada, Mexico and the United States in the eight-team field.
Central American Group 2 will begin play Wednesday in Panama with the host, Nicaragua and El Salvador, again with the winner qualifying for the finals.
Guyana, Bahamas advance to second round of Caribbean qualifying
Guyana and the Bahamas both won 2-0 on the final day of their respective first-round group play to earn berths in the second round of Caribbean qualifying for the CONCACAF Under-17 Women's Championship.
Sara Vaughan scored her second goal in as many matches and helped host Guyana to a 2-0 victory over Anguilla on Sunday in Providence. On Thursday, Clayre Saunders scored a pair of second-half goals and gave the Bahamas a 2-0 victory over Bermuda in Nassau.
Guyana's victory finished it atop Group C with four points, one better than Anguilla, which beat Curacao 2-1 on Friday. The Bahamas' win was its second in five days, having also routed Antigua & Barbuda 10-0 on August 14. The Bahamas finished atop Group A with six points, three better than Bermuda.
Group D in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic, begins play Wednesday with the host, Jamaica and Aruba. A schedule for Group A between Dominca, St. Kitts & Nevis and Trinidad & Tobago has not yet been determined.
The four group winners will face off in a second group stage, from which three teams will qualify for next year's CONCACAF finals.
Pan American Games draw to be held Wednesday
The draw for the men's and women's competitions at the XVI Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, will be conducted Wednesday at the CONCACAF offices in New York.
The regional Olympics is set for October 14-30, with the women opening the soccer competition on October 18 and finishing October 27.
The men will play from October 19-28. Under-22 sides from South American nations Argentina, Brazil and Ecuador and Uruguay will face their CONCACAF counterparts from Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala and host Mexico in the men's tournament.
The women's tournament has no age restrictions, in keeping with the Olympic format, and will pit Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia against CONCACAF countries Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico and Trinidad & Tobago.