Herediano vs Alpha United, July 17, 2011 (Photo: Mexsport)
The most decorated club in Guyana, Alpha United is making its second CONCACAF Champions League appearance. In the 2011/12 tournament, it fell to Costa Rica’s Herediano, 10-2 on aggregate, in the Preliminary Round. The Hammer competes in the GFF National Super League and has won five consecutive titles. Alpha United booked a berth in this year’s tournament by finishing atop Group 3 in the CFU Club Championship. Grenada international Kithson Bain scored a pair of goals and Andrew Murray added one in wins over Defence Force and Harbour View. Bain played in in the group stage of last year’s CCL with Trinidad & Tobago’s Caledonia AIA. Forward Gregory Richardson also has previous CCL experience, scoring seven career goals with the Puerto Rico Islanders. Alpha United has been drawn into Group 5 with the Portland Timbers (USA) and Olimpia (Honduras).