TOLUCA, México.- Day two of the 2018 Under-13 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League saw Los Angeles FC of the United States and CD Plaza Amador of Panama deliver impressive performances in Group C.
A day after winning its opener 4-1 over Mount Pleasant Academy of Jamaica, LAFC picked up another 4-1 victory, this time against Cantera Yucatan of Mexico. Three of LAFC’s four goals came inside the first 15 minutes.
Not to be outdone, fellow Group C participant Plaza Amador also followed up its 4-1 win on Wednesday against Cantera Yucatan with a 3-1 triumph against Mount Pleasant Academy. Jhamir Him Lezcano led the way with a brace for the Canaleros.
Costa Rican side Liga Deportiva de Alajuelense also showed its wares, notching a 4-0 win over Santa Ana of El Salvador in Group A. Both Darrel Andres Dinarte Linton and Juan Pablo Ledezma Porras bagged braces for the Ticos.
Perhaps the most entertaining contest of the day came in Group B, as Futbol Consultants of Costa Rica played to a thrilling 3-3 draw with Cecaf San Luis of Mexico that saw Cristopher Josef Martinez Ojeda score in second half stoppage time to earn the Mexicans a result.
Meanwhile, the standout performer in Group D on the day was Toronto FC’s Luka Juricic, who scored both Toronto FC goals in a 2-1 win against San Juan Jabloteh of Trinidad and Tobago.
2018 Under-13 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League
Results and goalscorers, August 16
Montreal Impact (CAN) 0
Juniors Tampico (MEX) 1 Axel Javier Juarez Canchez 26’
Santa Ana (SLV) 0
Liga Deportivo de Alajuelense (CRC) 4 Darrel Andres Dinarte Linton 23’, Darrel Andres Dinarte Linton 25’, Juan Pablo Ledezma Porras 27’, Juan Pablo Ledezma Porras 44’
Real Esteli (NIC) 2 Alex Yuriel Palacios Pineda 4’, Gerald Isaac Rodriguez Rodriguez 56’
San Miguel (SLV) 0
Futbol Consultants (CRC) 3 Sebastian Sunol Vasquez 31’, Luis Fernando Elizondo Diaz 47’, Alejandro Fonseca Hurtado 51’
Cecaf San Luis (MEX) 3 Jose Eduard Diaz Infante 22’, Edgar Ivan Monreal Ruiz 30’, Christopher Josef Martinez Ojeda 60+4’
Mount Pleasant Academy (JAM) 1 Devonti Hodges 59’
CD Plaza Amador (PAN) 3 Jhamir Him Lezcano 2’, Jhamir Him Lezcano 34’, Akyell Jacinto Reyes Bernal 60’
Los Angeles FC (USA) 4 Bryan Moreno 2’, Mauricio Fernandez Diaz 4’ (OG), Phoenix Watkins 13’, Dylan Presto 43’
Cantera Yucatan (MEX) 1 Hector Parra Aguilar 10’
Toronto FC (CAN) 2 Luka Juricic 35’, Luka Juricic 37’
San Juan Jabloteh (TRI) 1 Lindell Sween 9’
Olimpia (HON) 0
Aguilas Del Uagro (MEX) 3 Jose Askari Soto Lopez 33’, Ricardo Ramirez Roman 45’, Carlos Adtian Gaona Fernandez 50’
About the SCCL U13
The first phase of the tournament will be played from August 15-17 in round robin play in which the four group winners and four second-place finishers will advance to the quarterfinals on August 19. The winners of these match-ups will advance to the semifinals on August 20 and the final will take place on August 22.
Clubs eliminated in the first round will also have the opportunity to continue playing in competitive matches in a Shield Tournament to determine the teams’ final placement.
Past champions of the Under-13 SCCL are: Toluca of Mexico in 2015, Santa Ana of El Salvador in 2016 and Universidad Cantera Norte of Mexico in 2017.