After upsetting the New York Red Bulls to reach the Group Stage in 2009-10, W Connection is making its second appearance in the CONCACAF Champions League by reaching the 2012 CFU club championship final where W Connection fell to fellow Trinidad squad Caledonia AIA on penalties. The Savonnetta Boys earned their CCL berth by beating the Puerto Rico Islanders 4-1 in the semifinals. Winger Rennie Britto scored twice and set up another goal. Jerrell Brito and Hashim Arcia also scored for W Connection. The club welcomes back veteran midfielder Andrei Pacheco, who signed a two-year deal in June, but promising 18-year-old midfielder Zaine Pierre has transferred to Genoa of Italy’s Serie A. Coached by St. Lucian-born Stuart Charles-Fevrier, W Connection plays its home matches at 10,000-seat Manny Ramjohn Stadium, a multi-purpose venue in Marabella named after the first Trinidad and Tobago long distance runner to win gold at a major international sporting event. It has hosted games from the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup as well as the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Cup.