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CONCACAF Champions League 2014-15: Semifinal 2 Preview – Montreal Impact vs Alajuelense

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OTF's Austin Fido previews the secondsemifinal match ofCCL 2014-15...

The second semifinal pairing of CCL 2014-15 is a playoff for home advantage in the final. The logic of CONCACAF's seeding for the knockout rounds is a little skewed.

CONCACAF Champions League 2014-15: Semifinal 1 Preview – America vs Herediano

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OTF's Austin Fido previews the first semifinal match ofCCL 2014-15...

CONCACAF Champions League has hit the semifinal stage, and the opening match of this stage pits the last remaining Mexican team in the tournament against one of the two Costa Rican contenders still standing.

D.C. United win the night, but crash out on aggregate in Champions League play

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It was deju vu all over again, as D.C. United beat Alajuelense 2-1 on Wednesday night, which doomed them to an early exit from this year's Champions League

Overcoming last week's disastrous 5-2 loss in Costa Rica against Alajuelense in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League was always going to be a tough task for D.

Monday Freedom Kicks: It Sucks to Wear Socks Again

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More on D.C. United's loss to Alajuelense Thursday, Fox and provider fights, single entity in the crosshairs, and showing Led Zeppelin and Aliens for young boys.

I returned over the weekend from Costa Rica, where it was 87 when I left and 18 when I returned. Surprisingly, I have not reconsidered and turned back around to warmer temperatures.

Monday Freedom Kicks: Preparing for CONCACAF Champions League

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We look back at Friday's scrimmage, the curious decision of MLS to regain control of online merchandise sales, and wonder what the weather's like in Costa Rica.

A couple of weeks ago, our own Ben Bromley callously and haphazardly shirked his responsibilities with the Freedom Kicks, saying that they were on beach time.

D.C. United to face Alajuelense in the knockout stage of the Concacaf Champions League

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D.C. United has their opponent for the knockout round of the Concacaf Champions League.

Last night we found out that D.C. United had clinched the number one seed in the knockout rounds of the Concacaf Champions League. However, we also found out the identity of their first round opponent. With six points, Alajuelense of Costa Rica are guaranteed to be the group winner with the least amount of points, and therefore D.

CCL Match Day 2 - Back to the CCL

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Sporting KC head back to CONCACAF Champions League play tomorrow when they welcome Deportivo Saprissa to Kansas City for the first time since 2005. The Costa Rican side leads Group 2 with four points, drawing with Real Esteli 1-1 on the road and winning 3-0 at home. KC currently sits in third place in the group, having picked up the one point in their 1-1 draw with Esteli.

D.C. United

Amongst the Rojinegros: a D.C. United Fan Goes to Costa Rica

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In which we attempt to recount the experience of the first game of D.C. United's 2015 Season.

The CONCACAF Champions League game between D.C. United and Alajuelense started not in the city of the game for us at 7pm last Thursday, but at a hotel more than 50 miles southwest of the area in a town named Jaco.

D.C. United vs. LD Alajuelense staff and reader predictions

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Our staff is confident in D.C. United's abilities going into their first competitive match of 2015.

Welcome to the 2015 edition of our staff and reader predictions! We kick of United's campaign with their trip down to Costa Rica in the Concacaf Champions League. Our staff is rather bullish, with only one of us predicting that D.

Arsenal

After Podolski, another Arsenal forward facing Emirates exit?

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After Podolski, another Arsenal forward facing Emirates exit? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Mundo Deportivo,David Moyes is interested in signing Arsenal forward, Joel Campbell for Real Sociedad.

The Costa Rican has struggled to break into Arsenal's first team this season, having made only 10 appearances from the bench.

Latest Arsenal Transfer News: Tottenham defender linked

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Latest Arsenal Transfer News: Tottenham defender linked - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger thinks he has too many strikers at disposal and therefore is planning to offload Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell, when the transfer window opens in January.

Both Podolski and Campbell have struggled to get regular games this season, and have dropped down the pecking orders at the club.

Latest Arsenal Transfer News: Tottenham defender linked

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Latest Arsenal Transfer News: Tottenham defender linked - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger thinks he has too many strikers at disposal and therefore is planning to offload Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell, when the transfer window opens in January.

Both Podolski and Campbell have struggled to get regular games this season, and have dropped down the pecking orders at the club.

Striker comments on Arsenal transfer rumours

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Joel Campbell was one of the best performers for Costa Rica in the FIFA World Cup 2014, however, he has struggled to get regular games for the Gunners that has fuelled lots of Arsenal transfer rumours surrounding his future.

Joel Campbell rubbishes Arsenal exit rumours

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Joel Campbell showed massive improvement last season at Olympiakos and with Costa Rica at the World Cup, but since his return to Arsenal he has found it very difficult to persuade Arsene Wenger to give him some playing time in the Premier League. This has led to many rumours that the youngster is unhappy at [.

Internationals help Podolski and Campbell get last Arsenal chance

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The next couple of months could be pivotal for the Arsenal careers of our two forwards, Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell. Both the World Cup winning German and the Young Costa Rican have clearly been chafing at their lack of playing opportunities and if things do not change, then January could see one or both [.

What is Wenger REALLY saying about this Arsenal striker?

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Sometimes in football it is important to read into what is not being said as much as what is being said and the Arsenal boss is no exception. In fact, Arsene Wenger could write a book on the art of deception and misdirection, he just wouldn't tell you where you could get it. The Frenchman [...]

World Cup 2014

Netherlands Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen on ‘That’ Substitution And More

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You're your country's number one goalkeeper and it's the 121stminute of a World Cup quarter-final. The match is scoreless and the prospect of a penalty shoot-out seems inevitable.

You're mentally preparing for what's about to happen next when you glance at the fourth official on the sideline and see your number being held up.

Netherlands Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen on ‘That’ Substitution And More

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You're your country's number one goalkeeper and it's the 121stminute of a World Cup quarter-final. The match is scoreless and the prospect of a penalty shoot-out seems inevitable.

You're mentally preparing for what's about to happen next when you glance at the fourth official on the sideline and see your number being held up.

2014

Jogo 351/2014 - Copa do Mundo - Costa Rica 0x0 Inglaterra

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Mais um jogo da Copa do Mundo, foi realizado no dia 24/06/2014, na cidade de Belo Horizonte-BRA, onde jogaram as seleções da Costa Rica (28° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Inglaterra (10° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções nunca jogaram:

Officials
  • Referee: Djamel HAIMOUDI ALG
  • Assistant Referee 1: Redouane ACHIK (MAR)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Abdelhak ETCHIALI (ALG)
  • Fourth official: Alireza FAGHANI (IRN)

Costa Rica 0 - 0 England

Jogo 351/2014 - Copa do Mundo - Costa Rica 0x0 Inglaterra

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Mais um jogo da Copa do Mundo, foi realizado no dia 24/06/2014, na cidade de Belo Horizonte-BRA, onde jogaram as seleções da Costa Rica (28° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Inglaterra (10° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções nunca jogaram:

Officials
  • Referee: Djamel HAIMOUDI ALG
  • Assistant Referee 1: Redouane ACHIK (MAR)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Abdelhak ETCHIALI (ALG)
  • Fourth official: Alireza FAGHANI (IRN)

Costa Rica 0 - 0 England

Jogo 335/2014 - Copa do Mundo de 2014 - Itália 0x1 Costa Rica

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Mais um jogo da Copa do Mundo de 2014, foi realizado no dia 20/06/2014, na cidade de Recife-BRA, onde jogaram as seleções da Itália (9° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Costa Rica (28° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Amistosos
1872 New Haven 11/06/1994 ITA 1:0 (0:0) CRC

Mundial Sub-17
1985 Dalian 02/08/1985 CRC 0:2 (0:1) ITA First stage

Jogos Olímpicos
1984 Pasadena 02/08/1984 CRC 1:0 (1:0) ITA Group matches

OFFICIALS
  • Referee:Enrique OSSES CHI
  • Assistant Referee 1:Carlos ASTROZA (CHI)
  • Assistant Referee 2:Sergio ROMAN (CHI)
  • Fourth official:ALIOUM (CMR)

Costa Rica 1 - 0 Italy Arena Pernambuco 1 - 0 Bryan Ruiz (44)

Jogo 335/2014 - Copa do Mundo de 2014 - Itália 0x1 Costa Rica

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Mais um jogo da Copa do Mundo de 2014, foi realizado no dia 20/06/2014, na cidade de Recife-BRA, onde jogaram as seleções da Itália (9° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Costa Rica (28° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Amistosos
1872 New Haven 11/06/1994 ITA 1:0 (0:0) CRC

Mundial Sub-17
1985 Dalian 02/08/1985 CRC 0:2 (0:1) ITA First stage

Jogos Olímpicos
1984 Pasadena 02/08/1984 CRC 1:0 (1:0) ITA Group matches

OFFICIALS
  • Referee:Enrique OSSES CHI
  • Assistant Referee 1:Carlos ASTROZA (CHI)
  • Assistant Referee 2:Sergio ROMAN (CHI)
  • Fourth official:ALIOUM (CMR)

Costa Rica 1 - 0 Italy Arena Pernambuco 1 - 0 Bryan Ruiz (44)

Jogo 316/2014 - Copa do Mundo de 2014 - Uruguai 1x3 Costa Rica

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Mais um jogo da Copa do Mundo de 2014, foi realizado no dia 14/06/2014, na cidade de Fortaleza-BRA, onde jogaram as seleções do Uruguai (7° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Costa Rica (28°no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Eliminatórias Copa do Mundo
2010 Montevideo 18/11/2009 URU 1:1 (0:0) CRC
2010 Tibas 14/11/2009 CRC 0:1 (0:1) URU

Copa América
2001 Armenia 22/07/2001 CRC 1:2 (0:0) URU Quarter-finals
2001 Medellin 16/07/2001 URU 1:1 (0:1) CRC Group matches

Amistosos
1872 Montevideo 18/08/1999 URU 5:4 CRC
1872 Montevideo 02/08/1992 URU 2:1 (2:0) CRC
1872 San Jose 14/05/1991 CRC 0:1 (0:0) URU
1872 Miami 04/02/1990 URU 2:0 (2:0) CRC Final

OFFICIALS
  • Referee:Felix BRYCH GER
  • Assistant Referee 1:Mark BORSCH (GER)
  • Assistant Referee 2:Stefan LUPP (GER)
  • Fourth official:Victor CARRILLO (PER)

Uruguay 1 - 3 Costa Rica Placido Castelo 1 - 0 Edinson Cavani (24 Pen.

Jogo 290/2014 - Amistoso - Costa Rica 1x1 Eire

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Mais um jogo amistoso no dia 06/06/2014, na cidade de Chester-USA, onde jogaram as seleções da Costa Rica (28° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Irlanda (70° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções nunca jogaram:

Costa Rica 1 - 1 Ireland Chester (USA) PPL Park 0 - 1 Kevin Doyle
(17) 1 - 1 Celso Borges
(64 Pen.

Jogo 267/2014 - Amistoso - Costa Rica 1x3 Japão

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 02/06/2014, na cidade de Tampa Bay-USA, onde jogaram as seleções da Costa Rica (34° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção do Japão (47° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Amistosos
1872 Yokohama 17/04/2002 JPN 1:1 (0:0) CRC
1872 Kyoto 06/08/1995 JPN 3:0 (1:0) CRC

Mundial Sub-20
2007 Victoria 04/07/2007 CRC 0:1 (0:0) JPN First stage
1997 Kuantan 20/06/1997 JPN 6:2 (3:1) CRC First stage


Costa Rica 1 - 3 Japan Raymond James Stadium 1 - 0 Bryan Ruiz
(31) 1 - 1 Yasuhito Endō
(60) 1 - 2 Shinji Kagawa
(80) 1 - 3 Yoichiro Kakitani
(90 +2)



Marco Pappa, el mejor de Centroamérica

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Aunque su selección cayo 2 1 ante Costa Rica en la final de la Copa Centroaméricana realizada en el Memorial Coliseum de Los Angeles, Marco PAPPA, el mediocampista de los Seattle Sounders que regresó a la MLS este año, fue premiado con el Balón de Oro del torneó además de obtener el Botín de [.

CONCACAF

On the precariousness of women’s soccer in CONCACAF

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Under the radar of our sports inundated country, two weeks ago the United States hosted a World Cup qualifying tournament that culminated last Sunday night at PPL Park in Chester, PA. The women's teams of the United States, Costa Rica, and Mexico all qualified for Canada 2015, while Trinidad and Tobago face Ecuador in a playoff series starting tomorrow.

AFR On-Site: Capturing the Copa Centroamericana AFR...

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AFR On-Site: Capturing the Copa Centroamericana

AFR videographerLuis Sanchezwas on the scene this weekend and put together a short highlighting the best moments from the Copa Centroamericana. Check out his other work at his fantastic Vimeo account.

It can be tempting to write off any football tournament not named the World Cup, Copa America or European Championship as something of an excess.

Is Costa Rica for real?

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Clemente Lisi looks at the first test for Costa Rica since making the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup. Read More

Abby Wambach

US Women ease to CONCACAF Championship

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Abby Wambach scored four goals, and Carli Lloyd and Sydney Leroux both added tallies, as the US finished World Cup Qualifying with a 6-0 thumping of Costa Rica.

U.S. women put 6 past Costa Rica, win CONCACAF Women's Championship

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With little on the line but pride, the U.S. beat Costa Rica 6-0 to win the CONCACAF Women's Championship and solidify Abby Wambach's title of goalscorer extraordinaire.

The United States women's national team ended their CONCACAF Women's Championship on a high with a 6-0 win over Costa Rica to win the tournament's trophy.

Guatemala

Monday Kickoff: Costa Rica wins Copa Centoamericano; Bayern struggling with injuries; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

After surprising the world at this past summer's World Cup, Costa Rica have earned another chance to impress on the international stage.

Los Ticos defeated Guatemala, 2-1, Sunday in the finals of the Copa Centroamericana to earn a place in the 2016 Copa America, which is set to be hosted in the United States.

Copa Centroamericana 2014

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Por primera vez la Copa Centroamericana se juega en los Estados Unidos. Esta 13ª edición del torneo definira 4 plazas directas a Copa Oro.
La UNCAF determinó que en cada sede se lleve a cabo una jornada de tres partidos: en el Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium de Washington, en el Cotton Bowl Stadium de Dallas y en el Estadio BBVA Compass de Houston se jugarán por la fase de grupos.

The Rest

Failed last summer, not this time? Manchester United target Real Madrid star

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Manchester United legend Gary Neville recently has given his full backing to manager Louis van Gaal, saying the Dutchman should remain at the club, even if United fail to qualify for the Champions League.

How to watch: Philadelphia Union vs. London United

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The Union take on London United in the second match of the IMG Suncoast Pro Classic in Bradenton, Florida.

The Philadelphia Union's preseason continues with the second match in the IMG Suncoast Pro Classic this evening at 7:30 PM. After beating the Costa Rica U-23's 3-0 in the first match of the tournament, the Union were originally supposed to play TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but Mazembe couldn't make the trip to the United States and were replaced by "London United" - a team made up of out-of-contract MLS Players.

Cuartos de final concachampions 2014 2015

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Calendario Cuartos de final concachampions 2014 2015
(USA) DC United vs Alajuelense (Costa Rica) (Canadá) Montreal vs Pachuca (México) (Costa Rica) Herediano vs Olimpia (Honduras) (México) América vs Saprissa (Costa Rica)
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Juegos amistoso fecha fifa octubre 2014

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JUEVES, 9 DE OCTUBRE DE 2014 México vs Honduras 8:00PM Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna
VIERNES, 10 DE OCTUBRE DE 2014 Japón vs Jamaica 5:25AM Saitama Stadium 2002 Corea del Sur vs Paraguay 6:00AM Seoul World Cup Stadium China vs Thailand P.A. Tianhe Stadium Uzbekistán vs Bahrein P.A. Pakhtahor Oman vs Costa Rica 9:00AM Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex Chile vs Perú 6:00PM Estadio Nacional de Chile Estados Unidos vs Ecuador 6:00PM Rentschler Field Colombia vs El Salvador 7:00PM Red Bull Arena Emiratos Arabes Unidos vs Australia 10:30AM Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium Arabia Saudita vs Uruguay 1:15PM King Fahd Stadium
SÁBADO, 11 DE OCTUBRE DE 2014 Argentina vs Brasil 7:05AM Beijing National Stadium Francia vs Portugal 1:45PM Stade de France
DOMINGO, 12 DE OCTUBRE DE 2014 México vs Panamá 4:00PM La Corregidora
LUNES, 13 DE OCTUBRE DE 2014 Oman vs Uruguay 10:30AM Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex
MARTES, 14 DE OCTUBRE DE 2014 Corea del Sur vs Costa Rica 6:00AM Seoul World Cup Stadium China vs Paraguay 6:30AM Helong Stadium Irán vs Venezuela 7:00AM Azadi Stadium Emiratos Arabes Unidos vs Uzbekistán P.

Wright scores hat-trick as U.S. U-17s crush Costa Rica in Panama tournament opener

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By DAN KARELL

Haji Wright continued his fine form in a U.S.youth national team uniform with another impressive performance on Wednesday afternoon.

The U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team kicked off the Panama U-17 tournament with a 5-2 rout against Costa Rica.

Video: Costa Rica 2 – Guatemala 1 (Copa Centroamericana Final 2014 Highlights)

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World Cup quarter-finalists Costa Rica continued an impressive year by defeating Guatemala 2-1 on Saturday [...]

International Rewind: Portugal falls to Albania; Costa Rica, Panama play to draw; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Despite the absenceCristiano Ronaldo, few predicted Portugal'sclash with Albania would prove to be much of a challenge. However, the Albanians turned out to be more than the Portuguese could handle.

Albania kicked off their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with a 1-0 upset victory over Portugal on Sunday inAveiro, Portugal.