Soccer Insider: CONCACAF

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 03/03/2011

FIFA makes no major changes to 2014 World Cup bids: CONCACAF again with 3 automatic slots, one playoff entry

CONCACAF, the region encompassing North and Central America and the Caribbean, will receive three automatic berths in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and send an additional team to a qualifying playoff -- no change from recent tournaments. The organization had been lobbying FIFA to eliminate the playoff stage and...

By Steve Goff  |  10:13 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 PM ET, 03/02/2011

CONCACAF Champions League, Americans abroad, D.C. United, Maryland Terrapins

*Monterrey defeated Toluca, 1-0, for a 2-0 aggregate victory in the CONCACAF Champions League, setting up a semifinal with Mexican rival Cruz Azul. Real Salt Lake, which advanced Tuesday, will learn its semifinal opponent Thursday night when Saprissa carries a 1-0 advantage to Olimpia (8 p.m. ET, Galavision). *Americans abroad:...

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Posted at 12:42 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Wednesday kickaround: Real Salt Lake, D.C. United, Manchester United, Barcelona, Americans abroad, TV listings

*Real Salt Lake became the first MLS club to reach the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals with a 4-1 victory over the Columbus Crew (4-1 aggregate). RSL will face Saprissa or Olimpia on March 15 at home and April 5 away. In the all-Mexican bracket, Cruz Azul will play Monterrey or...

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Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Tuesday kickaround: CONCACAF Champions League, D.C. United, Julius James, Shalrie Joseph, USA tickets, Americans abroad, TV listings

*The CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series between MLS foes Real Salt Lake and Columbus Crew concludes tonight (10 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer Channel, Galavision) at Rio Tinto Stadium. The first leg finished scoreless. Kickoff conditions: 37 degrees and clear. Previews from the Salt Lake Tribune and Columbus Dispatch. *D.C. United...

By Steve Goff  |  08:18 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)