St. Vincent tops Grenada in WC qualifying
Myron Samuel put St. Vincent ahead and Cornelius Stewart added the eventual winner in the 71st minute to give the Vincy Heat a 2-1 victory over Grenada on Sunday and move it into a tie for second place in Group E of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.
St. Vincent improved to three points after two matches, same as Belize but behind on goal difference.
Both are three points behind Guatemala, and three ahead of winless Grenada St. Vincent next hosts Guatemala on October 7 before travelling to Grenada eight days later. Grenada next travels to Belize on October 7.
More information can be located on the World Cup qualifying page at CONCACAF.com.
Seattle, Dallas in position to advance
The Seattle Sounders and FC Dallas are in position to clinch berths in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League as the Group Stage enters the fourth week on Tuesday.
A victory at home by Seattle against winless Herediano on Tuesday, combined with a win or draw by Comunicaciones at Monterrey earlier the same night, would guarantee the Sounders a place in the final eight from Group D.
Similarly, a win by Dallas at home against Pumas on Wednesday, and a draw between Toronto and Tauro in Canada on Tuesday would clinch a quarterfinal berth for the "Hoops" from Group C.
Elsewhere, in Group B, Colorado hosts Real Espana on Wednesday, while Santos will be at home against Metapan on Thursday.
In Group A, co-leaders Alajuelense will play the LA Galaxy in Costa Rica on Wednesday, a day before Motagua, under new coach Jose Luis "Pepe" Trevino, completes the round with a home match against Morelia.
For more information go to CONCACAF.com.
El Salvador qualify for CONCACAF finals
El Salvador claimed the first of three Central American berths in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying finals, scoring a pair of first-half goals and with 10 men holding off Panama 2-1 Saturday.
The victory finished "Los Cuscatlecos" atop Central American Group 1 with six points, three ahead of Panama, and made it the first team to join automatic North American qualifiers Canada, Mexico and the United States in the eight-team finals next year.
The second Central American berth will be determined this week when Honduras hosts Costa Rica and Nicaragua, with the Group 2 winner also qualifying.
Panama will have another chance to qualify as the third Central American side when it faces the runner-up from Group 2 in a two-leg playoff October 30 and November 6.
The two Caribbean berths will be decided November 24-28 when Suriname hosts the region's final four-team group with Trinidad & Tobago, Cuba and St. Kitts & Nevis.
CONCACAF will send two teams to the London Olympics July 27-August 12, 2012.
Caribbean Under-20 Women's Qualifying to begin next month
Caribbean qualifying for the CONCACAF Under-20 Women's Championship will begin October 18, with the first of four first-round groups in Suriname. Suriname will compete against the Cayman Islands and Trinidad in Group B from October 18-22, while Group A begins October 21 in Cuba and will include Jamaica and St. Lucia, concluding on October 25.
Group C will consist of host Haiti, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands and St. Kitts and be played October 31-November 4. Group D will finish the first round November 2-6 in Guyana with the host competing against Anguilla, the Dominican Republic and Antigua & Barbuda.
Two teams from each group will advance to a second round, which will be split into two groups of four and be played December 5-12.
The winners of Groups A and C along with the runners-up from B and D will be in one group, while the winners of B and D will be joined by the runners-up from A and C in the other.
Both second-round group winners will qualify for next year's eight-team CONCACAF finals along with the best runner-up of the two groups.
For a complete schedule, please visit the U-20 Women's page at CONCACAF.com.
Trinidad jumps atop group with pair of victories over Dominica
Seven goals over two games by Khadidra Debesette gave Trinidad & Tobago a pair of victories over Dominica and the lead in Group B of Caribbean first-round qualifying for the CONCACAF Under-17 Women's Championship. D
ebesette scored four - three in the first half - to lead a 13-0 victory on Wednesday in Malabar, Trinidad, and then added three more in a 5-0 win in Dominica on Sunday
. Unlike the other three groups which were contested in a tournament format, Group B is contested as a series of home-and-away matches. St. Kitts & Nevis next hosts Dominica on Sunday with the group winner joining the Bahamas, Guyana and Jamaica in the second round.
Three teams from the second round will qualify for the eight-team CONCACAF finals next year.
For complete results, schedule and statistics, please visit the U-17 Women's page at CONCACAF.com.
CONCACAF teams to compete in 2011 Grand Prix de Futsal
In preparation for next year's CONCACAF Futsal Championship, Costa Rica, Guatemala and the United States will compete at the 2011 Grand Prix de Futsal in Brazil next month, marking the first time that three CONCACAF teams have participated.
All three squads are currently preparing for the 16-team event, played from October 17-23. Guatemala lost a series of two matches against Spain earlier in the month, Costa Rica won two of three in Cuba and the U.S. began an official training camp this week.