Archives: CONCACAF Champions League

CONCACAF Champions League: The Triumph of American Football

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It was a great night for Americans in the CONCACAF Champions League. Two teams from American leagues, that play in the United States or associated territories triumphed in Continental play. DC United’s penalty shootout victory over Firpo demonstrated the resilience … Continue reading

Quick Hits: TV Ratings, All Star Mania, CONCACAF, Etc

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

DeRo vs Nigel Henry/ Photo by Paul Giamou 5.4 million homes tuned into the Univision broadcast of US-Mexico in the Gold Cup final. The 5-0 Mexican win was the Nielsen ratings winner in its time slot in many markets. The … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Let’s take a quick break from the US National Team mania that’s sweeping America (not really but those of us that retreat to our bubble of footy fans would think the whole nation is engrossed by the Confederations Cup and … Continue reading

Making the CONCACAF Champions League Work

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The inaugural CONCACAF Champions League is in the books and to nobody’s surprise it was won by a Mexican side, Atlante. The club which struggled to attract fans in Mexico City until moving to Cancun less than two years ago … Continue reading

MLS – Just Past the Quartermark, Beckham, Goals

Posted on by Peter C

Here in the US we like to break things into large portions. Halves in football, thirds in hockey, quarters in basketball(eighth’s only count in pizza). Which leads me to this; time to look a deeper at some of this season’s … Continue reading

More Mexican Misery: Islanders Out of CONCACAF after PKs

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Taking a 2-0 lead back to Mexico for an MLS or USL side in a Continental competition should never be permitted. For third time in three years a team from one of North America’s leagues has blown a two goal … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League Semifinals: Keys for the Islanders

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Well the big day has finally arrived. After three weeks of waiting, the Puerto Rico Islanders of USL-1 face off against Mexican giants Cruz Azul in Mexico City in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League Semifinals. The Islanders … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League: Islanders vs Cruz Azul Preview

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The big day has finally arrived. The first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League semifinal will feature the Puerto Rico Islanders of our USL versus Cruz Azul of the dominant FMF. Puerto Rico was able to handle Santos Laguna at … Continue reading

USL Has Earned a Permanent Spot in CONCACAF CL

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

For years the ugly stepchild of the US Soccer scene, USL-1 has earned a permanent spot in the region’s biggest club football event: The CONCACAF Champions League. Puerto Rico and Montreal represented the league with incredible class and demonstrated the … Continue reading

Mexican Misery Continues: Impact Collapse

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

I’m finally feeling well enough to write about the events of last night. From the backer of the game in North America it was just too painful to write about after the event. The Montreal Impact did everything right early. … Continue reading