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CCL Preview: Whitecaps aiming to turn the tide against Tigres

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The Vancouver Whitecaps have an improbable task on Wednesday night in the CONCACAF Champions League against Tigres.

The second leg of their semifinal moves to BC Place as Tigres holds a 2-0 lead. That gives the Whitecaps an uphill climb as they look to reach the CCL final against Pachuca, who took care of FC Dallas on Tuesday night.

Wednesday CCL Preview: Well-rested FC Dallas, Pachuca face off in semifinals

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After watching MLS counterparts fall to Mexican oppositionlast night, FC Dallas will hope to avoid a similar result tonight against their own Liga MX challenger.

FC Dallas enters their midweek CONCACAF Champions Leaguesemifinal match well-rested after sitting a fair few starters during the weekend's draw against Sporting Kansas City.

Tuesday CCL Preview: Whitecaps against the odds vs. Tigres in semis

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The CONCACAF Champions League semifinals begin on Tuesday with the first leg between Liga MX Apertura champion Tigres and the Vancouver Whitecaps at Estadio Universitario.

The Whitecaps knocked off the New York Red Bulls, 2-1, on aggregate in the quarterfinals to reach their first-ever semifinal in the competition.

CCL Preview: Whitecaps take on Red Bulls for spot in semis

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CONCACAF Champions League action continueson Thursday, as the Vancouver Whitecaps and New York Red Bulls duke it out for the last spot in the semifinals.

With Tigres and FC Dallas having already secured their advancement to the next round, one of Thursday's two contestants will attempt to join them in an all-MLS showdown on Thursday night.

CONCACAF Champions League: Final Preview

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A rivalry as old as football itself: red vs blue (Photo: trespatadas.com)

Two teams and two matches left to decide the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League winner. OTF's Austin Fido gives his thoughts on what to expect...

Liga MX clubs have won the last eight CONCACAF club tournaments.

CONCACAF Champions League: Semifinal 1st Leg Roundup

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Tijuana's football team is pretty good, but its dentists are magnificent. (Photo: concacaf.com)

We understand: occasionally things like 'sleep' and 'responsibilities' get in the way of watching CCL. Not to worry, OTF's resident insomniac,Austin Fido, is here to recap the semifinal 1st legs.

CONCACAF Champions League: Semifinal Preview

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Edging ever closer to finding a new home. (Photo: vavel.com)

OTF's CONCACAF editor Austin Fido looks at the CCL 2013-14 semifinal matchups...

The regional showpiece tournament has boiled down to a few familiar faces and Tijuana.

Cruz Azul is the most successful club in the history of CONCACAF whatever-it's-being-called-these-days.

CONCACAF Champions League: Quarterfinal Round-Up

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La Maquina learns its petition for custody of Blue Hell has been accepted. (Photo: mediotiempo.com)

OTF's Austin Fido recaps the CCL 2013-14 quarterfinals...

The quarterfinal second legs saw all three American clubs dumped out of CCL, making 2013-14 the first regional showpiece not to feature a MLS team in its semifinals since 2009-10.

CCL 2013-14: Quarterfinal 1st Leg Round-Up

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You Shall Not Pass (Photo: concacaf.com)

CCL quarterfinal first legs are over. OTF's Austin Fido recaps...

Having fun yet? The CCL quarterfinal first legs spat out a string of binary code (0-0, 1-1, 1-0, 1-0) which might require some translation. Allow me: quite good!

CONCACAF Champions League: Quarterfinal Preview

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Guess who's back? (Photo: mlssoccer.com)

OTF's CONCACAF editor Austin Fido brings you most of what you need to know about the upcoming CCL quarterfinals...Eight teams and six weeks left in our regional showpiece tournament. Here's a look at the quarterfinal match-ups, including a reminder of how each club got to this stage, and an update on what they've been doing while CCL has been on hiatus.

Numbers Game: MLS in the CCL

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Numbers and stats typically do not lie.

MLS has improved in the CONCACAF Champions League each year while the teams down in Mexico continue to gobble up the trophies.

Still, we've come a long way in just a short time.

(W-L-T)
2008-09:2-10-6
2009-10:7-10-9
2010-11:16-14-8
2011-12:21-16-7
2012-13:16-8-6

And yet, there is a long way to go to claim the CCL prize.

CONCACAF Champions League Preview: LA Galaxy v Monterrey

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The Los Angeles Galaxy are in a tough spot facing Monterrey in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League semifinal on Wednesday, April 10, at 10 p.m. ET.

Landon Donovan of the LA Galaxy (Google Creative Commons)

The Galaxy have to play in Mexico after losing 2-1 at home a week ago.

Galaxy youngsters rout Islanders in CCL action

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BY KAYLA KNAPP

CARSON, Calif.—Injuries, illness and a busy schedule meant a mostly reserve lineup for the Los Angeles Galaxy in their Wednesday night CONCACAF Champions League match—nine of the starters were under 23, including five rookies.

But that didn't stop the youngsters from crushing the Puerto Rico Islanders 4-0.

THE MATCHUP (with bonus STARTING 11!): All our huevos in uno basket

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Poor Santos and his savage heart... so much passion!Those of you who frequent this site... hello you three... know that Monday is reserved for our STARTING 11 feature but as there is an unusual Tuesday fixture this week it's "Buy None - Get Two Free" today. All of the STARTING 11 you love with a dose of THE MATCHUP you kind of enjoy with none of that pesky AFTER 90 you have to tolerate!

CONCACAF Champions League – Match Recaps – 23 August 2012

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The Los Angeles Galaxy cruised past Isidro Metapan and Municipal won at Chorillo FC in the CONCACAF Champions League on August 23, 2012.

Los Angeles Galaxy 5-2 Isidro Metapan

The Galaxy won their opening Group Stage match in the CONCACAF Champions League despite a red card and being without Landon Donovan.

CONCACAF Champions League – Match Recaps – 22 August 2012

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The Houston Dynamo won at FAS, Caledonia were held by Marathon, and UANL earned a draw at Alajuelense in the CONCACAF Champions League on August 22, 2012.

CD FAS 1-3 Houston Dynamo

The Dynamo opened the CCL campaign with a strong victory Estadio Cuscatlan. Brian Ching started things off with a header from close range followed by 19th minute Cam Weaver header to make it 0-2.

CONCACAF Champions League – Match Recaps – 21 August 2012

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Real Salt Lake defeated Tauro, Santos crushed Aguila, and Xelaju edged Chivas in the CONCACAF Champions League matches on August 21, 2012.

Santos 5-0 Aguila

Group 1 favorites Santos had little trouble at home with a hat trick from Carlos Darwin Quintero along with goals from Edgar Lugo and Daniel Luduena.

CONCACAF Champions League – TV Listings – 22 August 2012

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Below are television listings for all the CONCACAF Champions League matches on August 22, 2012.

Caledonia v Marathon, 8:00 PM (USA EST)

Fox Soccer/Univision (USA), Fox Sports (South/Central America)

CD FAS v Houston Dynamo, 10:00 PM (USA EST)

Fox Soccer/Univision (USA)

Alajuelense v UANL, 10:00 PM (USA EST)

Galavision (USA), Fox Sports (South/Central America)

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CONCACAF Champions League – Match Predictions – 22 August 2012

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Below are predictions for all the CONCACAF Champions League matches on August 22, 2012.

Caledonia v Marathon, 8:00 PM (USA EST)

Columbus Crew wins 1-0

CD FAS v Houston Dynamo, 10:00 PM (USA EST)

Houston Dynamo wins 2-1

Alajuelense v UANL, 10:00 PM (USA EST)

UANL wins 3-0

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Dynamo at CD FAS: The CONCACAF Champions League Campaign Begins

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The Dynamo's return to the CONCACAF Champions League begins tonight with their first group stage match against C.D. FAS. It's the Dynamo's third match ever in El Salvador (0-1-1) and their second match at the Estadio Cuscatlán ( a1-1 draw vs. Luis Angel Firpo in the 2008-09 CCL).

Just in case you aren't familiar the CCL, here's the basics.

So We're in the Champions' League Next Year

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When Eddie Johnson skied the final PK of the US Open Cup final over the bar, it gave Sporting KC their first trophy under their new name, and the team's first trophy since 2004. Before we continue on, let's relive that night again with a video that still gives me goosebumps.



Now that we've relived that.

The 90th Minute Podcast – Episode 30 – Mark Rogondino talks USOC, MLS, & CCL

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Fox Soccer's Mark Rogondino talks about the US Open Cup, Major League Soccer, and CONCACAF Champions League. You can follow Mark on twitter @mrogondino

The 90th Minute Podcast Episode 30 Featuring Mark Rogondino

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Andy Rose Lifts Sounders Over Caledonia

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Caledonia AIA came to Seattle for their first CONCACAF Champions League match in their history. If they were expecting a large crowd of cheering supporters that Seattle has become known for they were in for a surprise. Less than 8,000 fans showed up in Seattle to watch Seattle Sounders FC start a new CCL campaign.

Sounders v Caledonia AIA in Champions League - Gamethread

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This is one of those games that is hard to scout. Not many know anything about Caledonia AIA, those that do work for soccer teams or agencies. The good news is that the Seattle Sounders have plenty of contacts. They also clearly did their prep. For the fan, this game features an opponent that tries to bring the ball up the field on the ground and is willing to play a high pace game.

Wednesday Kickoff: Earthquakes rally again, Puyol to sign new deal and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The San Jose Eathquakes are the MLS comeback kings of 2012, and Swansea City were the latest team to find that out.

Inspired by two late goals from Steven Lenhart, the Earthquakes rallied to a 2-2 draw with Swansea in a friendly played at Buck Shaw Stadium on Tuesday night.

CONCACAF Champions League – Match Recaps – 31 July 2012

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Monterrey crushed Chorillo and Herediano defeated Real Salt Lake in the CONCACAF Champions League on July 31, 2012.

Monterrey 5-0 Chorillo FC

Angel Reyna had a hat trick as the defending champions cruised the Panamanian side. Jose Basanta and Dario Carreno were the other goalscorers for Monterrey.

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Timbers escape CD Dragon with Valeri stoppage goal, earn victory in CCL home opener

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After a disheartening loss versus Sporting Kansas City in league play back on July 31, the Timbers turned their attention to their CONCACAF Champions League opener at home versus CD Dragon from El Salvador. Portland took an early lead, but when the offense stalled and Dragon pulled even off a counter, it was time for the Maestro to save the day.

Format changes for CONCACAF Champions League tournament puts Portland Timbers in 2014 – 2015 field

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A late breaking tidbit of news was announced on December 13 that will add more matches to an already busy summer and fall for the Portland Timbers. The CONCACAF Executive Committee approved a change in the selection criteria for their Champions League tournament for 2014 - 2015 that will give the Portland Timbers their first ever berth in the competition.

Major League Soccer

Best and Brightest: Seattle Sounders

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Every club is pretty thirsty for an MLS Cup, but the Sounders might be the thirstiest. It's fair to say no club has accomplished more and stands without a Phil Anschutz Trophy. Maybe the Revolution, but New England's nowhere near it right now. The Sounders are in range of the victorious aromas, hence the salivation.

Seattle goes beast-mode on Tigres

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An MLS side had never opened the trap door on a Mexican one in the CCL knockout stages. Before tonight. Seattle completed a Barca-esque comeback on Tigres in the CCL quarters, turning a 2-0 aggregate deficit into a 3-2 win with three magnificent goals in the second half. The Sounders await the winner of the Houston-Santos second leg, which Houston leads 1-0 headed down to Mexico.

2012 MLS, Week 25: What To Watch For

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Montreal looks to continue their quest for a playoff berth against D.C. United. (Getty Images)

The make or break part of the season is here. At this point teams can earn a lot or nothing at all. Most teams are hitting that final stretch of games that will either put them in the playoffs or will put them in a position to have a high draft pick in next January's SuperDraft.

2012 MLS, Week 25: Wednesday Quick Picks

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Chicago hopes to keep up their hot form. (Getty Images)

Major League Soccer moves into a new week with another set of midweek games. This time we get two one more than previously planned as the Toronto-Columbus game was moved here.

I'll be quick and simple with my quicks today as I am pressed for time else where.

Landon Donovan

Fredy - Eddie Tandem Heating Up

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Teams around MLS at the first third of the season were worried about the forward pairing of Thiery Henry and Kenny Cooper. They were as good as can be. It was a big-small style of pairing with Henry playing behind Cooper and doing it as well as couple be done. Then emerged Chris Wondolowski and his duel pairings.

Some Soccer News for Thu Aug 23, 2012

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Episode 8 of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is now ready for blasting! As in, blasting from your speakers dude!

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New soccer channel beIN which had previously announced broadcast deals with Directv and Dish Network has today announced a deal with Comcast.

Galaxy Notebook: CCL action is back, Donovan injury update and more

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By KAYLA KNAPP

The LA Galaxy will take on reigning Salvadoran champion Isidro Metapan on Thursday night at the Home Depot Center in their opening CONCACAF Champions League game of this campaign.

After a weekend off, the team is recharged, refocused and ready to tackle the next ten days.

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Historic Win

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The United States pulled off a historic win tonight in Mexico City, winning the first game by the men's national team at the Azteca Stadium. A goal by Michael Orozco Fiscal in the 79th minute, set up by a great run from Brek Shea and a back heal from Terrance Boyd gave the US a 1-0 win. As a whole it wasn't really a game the US deserved as they showed very little going forward for much of the game.

An In-Depth Look at Toronto FC with Waking the Red

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The ten day game break is officially over! Well, as of tonight it is. Which is nice because, despite the poor results and general low morale, I still found myself severely missing the Portland Timbers. It's breaks like that that make me wonder how I ever get through an entire off season.

In any case, today marks the first of two road games: first in Toronto tonight and then this Sunday in New York against the New York Red Bulls.

The Rest

CONCACAF Champions League Changes

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Today CONCACAF announced changes in the Champions League format starting with the 2017-18 cycle the Rapids have qualified for. Instead of playing in a group stage this fall, MLS teams will move right to a 16-team knockout tournament held in Feb-May of 2018. The 4 MLS qualifiers will be joined in the tournament by 4 Mexican teams, the Canadian champion, the 5 major Central American league champs (all but Belize and Nicaragua), the Caribbean Club Champion, and the winner of the fall 2017 CCL tournament.

Chicago Fire vs. Houston Dynamo - MLS #26 - Fireside Chat with the Dynamo

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Ok, ok. It may be a bad pun but it makes more sense than the "3 Questions" moniker. Why, you may Ask? Well, most exchanges are more than 3 questions, and some are one sided only (like today's). To me, it made more sense to re-name question exchanges rather than using an incorrect title. So, from now on, my questions exchanges will now be Fireside Chats.

THE MATCHUP: Toronto FC desperate for performance enhancement at Livestrong

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"And second half action is about to get under way.."SPORTING KC VS. TORONTO
 
LIVESTRONG SPORTING PARK - SATURDAY 8:30PM ET
TV: SPORTSNET ONE ----RADIO: THE FAN 590
 
THE KICKABOUT:
While we are definitely not implying that any member of Sporting KC is involved with any kind of doping - someone should really be looking into that Lance Armstrong endorsed stadium of theirs.