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D.C. United reportedly makes offer to Costa Rican forward Jonathan McDonald

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D.C. is apparently looking at an old vanquisher but isn't alone in the hunt.

According to Costa Rican outlet Teletica.com, D.C. United is not only evaluating but has made an offer to Jonathan McDonald, a 5-foot-8 inch forward. That name might sound familiar, as McDonald scored against the Black-and-Red in the first leg of last year's CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals for LD Alajuelense, where he had been playing for the last three years.

Costa Rican midfielder Ariel Rodriguez to trial with D.C. United

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Another trialist comes onto the radar.

Two reports out of Costa Rica link Ariel Rodriguez to D.C. United as a trialist for the Black and Red. If the name sounds familiar, it's because the 29-year old defensive midfielder played for LD Alajuelense last year in the CONCACAF Champions League against D.

Opposition 11: What can D.C. United expect out of the Montreal Impact on Saturday?

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Two teams who played draining mid-week games square off at RFK. Is a major rotation in store for the Impact?

Talking about teams on short rest is a very strange situation for the first week of March, but that's exactly the situation that faces both D.C. United and the Montreal Impact this weekend.

D.C. United vs. Alajuelense CONCACAF Champions League live stream: Time, TV schedule, and how to watch online

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If you can't make it to RFK, here's how to tune in while hoping for United to produce what would be a staggering comeback in CCL play.

This offseason, D.C. United made all the right noises about making a real push to make history for MLS by winning the CONCACAF Champions League. There was virtually no talk about the league opener against Montreal; everything was about LD Alajuelense and the first leg in Costa Rica.

D.C. United versus LD Alajuelense second leg staff and reader predictions

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In what could be United's final game for awhile, they try to claw back against LD Alajuelense.

Whatever slim hopes D.C. United have in the Concacaf Champions League will be put on the line tonight, as the welcome LD Alajuelense to town for the second leg of this quarterfinal. For obvious reasons, we are not very optimistic on United's chances (though we do predict wins), but leave us your predictions in the comments!

Filibuster podcast episode 121: LD Alajuelense, MLS CBA, and opening weekend

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On tap tonight: JR Ewing Private Reserve, Gnarly Brown, Bells Smitten Golden Rye, DC Brau's The Citizen

The Filibuster gang is still sad about Thursday night, but we're here for you. Adam, Ben, Jason, and Donald talk about what the hell happened in D.C. United's Concacaf Champions League game against LD Alajuelense, including dissecting the play of Andrew Dykstra, Steve Birnbaum and Bobby Boswell, and Davy Arnaud and Perry Kitchen.

D.C. United versus LD Alajuelense lineup: Can United find a second leg miracle?

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With a massive hole out of which to dig, can United find a lineup that could possibly fight back?

After the thrashing that D.C. United received last Thursday, they come back to the District to take on LD Alajuelense in the second leg of the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals. To move on, United will have to win by at least three goals while either blanking Alajuelense or allowing them only one goal.

United completely outclassed in Costa Rica; Advancement in dire straits

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While the list of advantages not in D.C. United's favor were many heading into the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal knockout round against LD Alajuelense, the bottom line is that they were completely outclassed in all facets of the game in their 5-2 loss tonight in Alajuela, Costa Rica.

D.C. United vs. LD Alajuelense lineup: Veterans take the field Thursday nights

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D.C. United takes the field in their first competitive match of 2015.

D.C. United is already in Costa Rica, and they take on LD Alajuelense tomorrow night in the first leg of the quaterfinals of the Concacaf Champions League. Ben Olsen has not been coy about what his starting lineup will be, featuring the mostly same starters all throughout the MLS preseason, and all in buildup to this game.

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, CONCACAF Champions League, and MLS links for Wednesday January 6th, 2015

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Some D.C. United news - including tidbits on LD Alajuelense, United's CCL quarterfinal opponent - as well as a metric ton of MLS news. Plus: Panenka!

Yesterday was eventful. Let's get right into it:

3 D.C. United players to U.S. national team camp | Soccer Insider
Per Steve Goff, three key D.

CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage Dates Announced

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CONCACAF released the schedule for the upcoming group stage games in the 2012/13 edition of the Champions League tournament. Some very weird scheduling in this for the five MLS clubs involved. Houston has their first two games on the road in this while LA and Toronto both have their final two games on the road.

Historial: todos los clubes campeones de la Concacaf

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La CONCACAF Champions League es el torneo de clubes que anualmente se lleva a cabo cada en Norte, Centroamérica y el Caribe. Este certamen evolucionó desde 1962, cuando se disputó la primera Copa de Campeones.
El torneo abandonado en 2001 forzó cambios a partir de la siguiente edición y en 2008 revivió con la estructura actual.

Tuesday Kicks: Chivas USA dumps Panchito & more

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*Francisco "Panchito' Mendoza, tied for the most all-time appearances with Chivas USA, is out after Coach Robin Fraser decided to part ways with an "unhappy" player.

It was the Mexican midfielder's second go around with the club; he had rejoined them in the offseason, but was used sparingly and primarily as a substitute.

Galaxy defeat Alajuelense, Tops in CCL Group Play

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Playing its first two matches in CONCACAF Champions League group play at home, the Los Angeles Galaxy looked for the three points in both matches.

Mission Accomplished.

Playing in what is considered to be the toughest of the four groups of the tournament, the Galaxy look to be in a very good position to advance out of Group A after its latest 2-0 win, this one over Costa Rican superpower LD Alajuelense 2-0 at the Home Depot Center on Thursday night.

Galaxy update: Keane named to Ireland squad as expected, free HDC parking for Thursday's CONCACAF CL game

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*I'm guessing Robbie Keane will head to Ireland directly after Sunday's game in New York.

The tough part will be traveling back from Russia for the home game against the Colorado Rapids Friday, Sept. 9.

Keane has described these games as "massive" and reiterated he's "100 percent committed to Ireland - when he's not with the Galaxy:

DUBLIN (AP) -- Captain Robbie Keane has retained his place in the Ireland squad for next month's 2012 European Championship qualifiers despite moving to the Galaxy.

Galaxy to open CONCACAF Champions League campaign in Carson Aug. 16

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In fact, the Galaxy play their first two group games at home 7 p.m. Aug. 16 and Aug 25, CONCACAF announced today.

The club opens against the winner of the preliminary round series between Club Motagua of Honduras and CSD Municipal of Guatemala and then faces Costa Rica's Alajuelense at Home Depot Center.

Rapids get CONCACAF draw

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The Colorado Rapids learned on Wednesday that the team will face a Honduran squad and two teams to be determined in the opening round of the 2011-12 CONCACAF Champions League.

The Rapids learned their group stage opponents following a draw held at the confederation's headquarters in New York City.

Islanders knock out TFC of the 2009-10 CCL

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The Puerto Rico Islanders returned to the Group Stage of the CONCACAF Champions League, holding Toronto FC to a 0-0 draw Tuesday and advancing on aggregate.

This time there would be no miracle finish for TFC, as they could manage only a scoreless draw on the return leg against the Puerto Rico Islanders, and Toronto FC was bounced from Champions League, making the Canadian Champions the first MLS club eliminated from the CONCACAF tournament.

2009-10 CCL - Islanders 1:0 Toronto FC

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TFC probably regrets now not fullfilling their agreement to send their regulars to Puerto Rico during the pre-season when they had a chance to scrimmage the Islanders...

Still smarting from a heartbreaking decision against the Columbus Crew last weekend, Toronto suffered another major setback Wednesday night with a 1-0 loss to the visiting Puerto Rico Islanders in the first game of their CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round series at BMO Field.

CONCACAF Champions League kicks off tonight

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The New England Revolution and Chivas USA will kick off the first round of the first annual CONCACAF Champions League tonight with the Revs facing Trinidad & Tobago champions Joe Public while Chivas USA is in Panama to face Panamanian champions Tauro FC.

This year marks the first playing of the CONCACAF Champions League, a tournament featuring 24 teams rather than the eight teams featured in the tournament's original version, the CONCACAF Champions Cup.

CONCACAF Champions League To Begin

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The inaugural CONCACAF Champions League begins this week, with eight Preliminary Round first-leg matchups taking place August 26-28. Twenty-four teams will battle it out between now and April 2009 to decide who will be crowned the first-ever CONCACAF Champions League champion and receive the honor of representing North America at next year's Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

Monday Wrap: Chivas USA, Galaxy Updates & More

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Chivas USA learned its group opponents in the CONCACAF Champions League today (providing it gets by Panama's Tauro FC first).

From the (edited) Chivas USA press release:

The winner of the Chivas USA vs. Tauro F.C. pairing will play Santos Laguna of Mexico, either Municipal or Deportivo Jalapa of Guatemala, and the winner of the preliminary round matchup between LD Alajuelense of Costa Rica and the Puerto Rico Islanders of the USL First Division in Group D.

COMPETITIONS: CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage Draw and Schedule Released

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CONCACAF made known today the Group Stage matchups after letting us know the preliminary round last week.

6/16/2008 - CONCACAF announced today the complete schedule of match-ups for the Preliminary Round and Group Stage for the 2008-09 CONCACAF Champions League™.

CONCACAF has also confirmed the kick-off times under Eastern Standard for both the Preliminary Round and Group Stage with the exception of several match-ups that are listed as TBD (to be determined) because teams competing for that slot are in different time zones.

D.C. United

D.C. United vs. Alajuelense CONCACAF Champions League TV/streaming, previews, prediction, lineup and gamethread

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United needs to have a great performance and have plenty of luck if there's any chance of a three-goal comeback in the CCL.

Tonight at RFK, D.C. United is almost looking at "Mission: Impossible," having to overcome a 5-2 deficit from the first leg against LD Alajuelense. Last week's loss in Costa Rica was a chastening experience for the club and for fans alike.

D.C. United CONCACAF Champions League Scouting Report: LD Alajuelense (again)

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United probably needs a perfect storm of tactical success, big plays, and luck to happen tomorrow night if they've got any chance of overturning a three-goal deficit in the CCL quarterfinals.

Yesterday we discussed the likely Alajuelense lineup that D.C. United will face tomorrow night at RFK Stadium.

D.C. United CONCACAF Champions League Scouting Report: LD Alajuelense

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Alajuelense has some issues at the moment, but United is still going to have to put in a top performance in the first leg to set themselves up to advance from this CCL quarterfinal clash.

Yesterday we took a look at what D.C. United could expect in terms of a lineup from LD Alajuelense, the suddenly troubled Costa Rican powerhouse.

LA Galaxy

Calendario Concachampions 2012

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Grupo 1: Santos Laguna (México), Toronto FC (Canadá), CD Águila (El Salvador)
Grupo 2: CS Herediano (Costa Rica), Real Salt Lake (Estados Unidos), Tauro FC (Panamá)
Grupo 3: CD Olimpia (Honduras), Houston Dynamo (Estados Unidos), CD FAS (El Salvador)
Grupo 4: Seattle Sounders (Estados Unidos), CD Marathón (Honduras), Caledonia AIA (Trinidad)
Grupo 5: LA Galaxy (Estados Unidos), Isidro Metapán (El Salvador), Puerto Rico Islanders (Puerto Rico)
Grupo 6: Tigres UANL (México), LD Alajuelense (Costa Rica), Real Estelí (Nicaragua)
Grupo 7: Chorrillo FC (Panamá), Monterrey (México), CSD Municipal (Guatemala)
Grupo 8: Xelajú MC (Guatemala), CD Guadalajara (México), W Connection (Trinidad)

Calendario completo de juegos (Horario del centro de México)
Jornada 1
Martes 31 de julio
CF Monterrey (MEX) - Chorrillo FC (PAN), 19:00 hrs.

Calendario Concachampions 2012/2013

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Grupo 1: Santos Laguna (México), Toronto FC (Canadá), CD Águila (El Salvador)Grupo 2: CS Herediano (Costa Rica), Real Salt Lake (Estados Unidos), Tauro FC (Panamá)Grupo 3: CD Olimpia (Honduras), Houston Dynamo (Estados Unidos), CD FAS (El Salvador)Grupo 4: Seattle Sounders (Estados Unidos), CD Marathón (Honduras), Caledonia AIA (Trinidad)Grupo 5: LA Galaxy (Estados Unidos), Isidro Metapán (El Salvador), Puerto Rico Islanders (Puerto Rico)Grupo 6: Tigres UANL (México), LD Alajuelense (Costa Rica), Real Estelí (Nicaragua)Grupo 7: Chorrillo FC (Panamá), Monterrey (México), CSD Municipal (Guatemala)Grupo 8: Xelajú MC (Guatemala), CD Guadalajara (México), W Connection (Trinidad)Calendario completo de juegos (Horario del centro de México)Jornada 1Martes 31 de julioCF Monterrey (MEX) - Chorrillo FC (PAN), 19:00 hrs.

Concacaf Champions League 2011/12: Monterrey bicampeón

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Monterrey perdió 1-2 ante Santos Laguna en el Estadio Corona TSM, pero este resultado le alcanzó para refrendar el título de la Liga de Campeones de la Concacaf. El argentino Daniel Ludueña (45') y Oribe Peralta (51') le dieron esperanzas a los suyos, que perdieron en la ida de esta final 0-2 en el Tecnológico, sin embargo, Neri Cardozo se encargó de enmudecer a la Comarca al anotar a los 82' y dejar el global a favor de Monterrey por 3-2.

Galaxy continue CONCACAF Champions League Play

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Fresh off its 1-0 win over its archrival San Jose Earthquakes that saw it's newest star, Robbie Keane score its his debut, the Los Angeles Galaxy now resumes its quest to advance in CONCACAF Champions League Play when they host Costa Rican superpower LD Alajuelense at the Home Depot Center.

The two teams head into its matchup tied for first in Group A.

Galaxy-San Jose Earthquakes Post-game

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Sixgun Keane: Robbie Keane came out firing on all cylinders with the opening goal on his MLS debut Saturday in the Galaxy's win over the Earthquakes (AP Photos).

Staff Writer Phil Collin has the game story.

If you haven't seen Robbie Keane's goal yet, be sure and check it out below.

MLS Teams Learn CONCACAF Champions League Fate

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The draw for the next tournament was announced today and once again the MLS road to CONCACAF glory runs through Mexico.

The Preliminary Round matches will be played on July 16-28 (1st Leg) and August 2-4 (2nd Leg). The Group Stage is tentatively scheduled to begin the second week of August.

INCOMING: Carlos Hernandez to LA Galaxy on loan from Melbourne Victory

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Houston Dynamo

Dallas Cup Super Group Update

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The four Development Academy teams taking part in the Dallas Cup Super Group have each played two games so far at Pizza Hut Park, and are holding their own against some of the top clubs in the world.

FC Dallas Academy stole the show on Sunday inside the stadium with a 3-1 win against the highly touted Academy team from FC Barcelona.

Four Academy Teams Set for Dallas Cup Super Group

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The Dallas Texans, FC Dallas Juniors, Real Salt Lake-Arizona and Houston Dynamo are set to compete against clubs from around the world in this year's Dallas Cup, which kicks off this weekend at Pizza Hut Park. All four teams will be competing in the Super Group - one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world for youth teams.

Four Development Academy Teams To Compete in 2011 Dallas Cup Super Group

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The U.S. Soccer Development Academy will have four teams participating in the 2011 Dallas Cup XXXII Under-19 Super Group. The Dallas Texans, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo and Real Salt Lake AZ will be part of the 16 teams in the Super Group that includes Arsenal FC (England), FC Barcelona(Spain), SC Corinthians Paulista (Brazil), Coritiba FC (Brazil), Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany), Tigres (Mexico), Club Bolívar (Bolivia), LD Alajuelense (Costa Rica), CS Cartagines (Costa Rica), Chorrillo FC (Panama), Japan National Team U-18 and Vancouver Whitecaps(Canada).

Weekly Rankings - Week Something

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The rankings got a pretty big shakeup after Aguila of El Salvador destroyed Juventud Independiente 10-0. This win rocketed Aguila to the top of the rankings and reminded me that my computer formula still has a lot of flaws.

The game of the week was won by San Luis against Tigres 1-0. San Luis dropped one place (due to the miracle game mentioned above) and Tigres dropped 5 places to eighth.

The Rest

Sounders Rumored Interest In Ever Alvarado Appealing Direction

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Don Garber's goal to become a top soccer league in the world will take many different efforts. One of those is likely to be MLS teams attracting strong young talent from other leagues in CONCACAF. The Seattle Sounders appear to be interested (Goal.com) in one of those, leftback Ever Alvarado (Football-Lineups).

Former SKC Wizards Update

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Another update on former Wizards. Nothing big player news wise, but an interesting quote from Aberdeen's coach in response to rumors of Eddie Johnson moving to the club. Basically he said that he'd heard of the player but he hadn't scored a goal in years. Makes you want to say ouch for the former Wizard.

Fernandez, Knighton loaned out

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The New England Revolution announced today that forward Argenis Fernandez and goalkeeper Brad Knighton have been loaned out to LD Alajuelense (Costa Rica's Primera División) and the Portland Timbers (USL First Division), respectively, for the remainder of the season. Both players can be recalled at any time if needed.