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OCTOBER 2002

VOLUME 12 / NUMBER 7

CONFEDERATION OF NORTH, CENTRAL AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL NEWSLETTER

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
9-13 October
FC Champions Cup
Central Zone Qualifying (Group 1)
San Salvador, El Salvador

13/27 October
FC Champions Cup
Caribbean Zone Qualifying (Preliminary Round)
16-20 October
FC U-20 Youth Tournament
Final (Group A), Cd. Panama
23-27 October
FC Under-17 Junior Tournament
Caribbean Zone qualifying (Group C), Rep.Dominicana
23-27 October
FC Champions Cup
Central Zone Qualifying (Group 2), Cd. Guatemala
27 October – 9 November
FC Women’s Gold Cup 2002
Pasadena and Fullerton, California; Seattle, Washington
(USA); Victoria, British Columbia (Canada)
Captain Julie Foudy lifts the FC Women's Gold Cup after the USA defeated Brazil 1:0 in a
hard-fought final in the inaugural edition in 2000. (Photo: Tony Quinn/SoccerPixUSA)

SECOND EDITION OF FC WOMEN'S GOLD CUP KICKS OFF

When the second edition of the FC Women’s Gold Cup kicks off in
Pasadena, California, eight teams will once again be battling for the
right to call themselves the best women’s team in North and Central
America and the Caribbean.
But for those same eight teams, an equally important prize will be
on offer: Three berths in the biggest event in women’s soccer, the FIFA
Women’s World Cup.
Conceived a few short years ago to stand alongside the FC Gold Cup as the preeminent
national team competitions in the region, the Women’s Gold Cup will crown its second
champion this year, after the USA defeated Brazil 1:0 in a hard-fought final to win the
inaugural event in 2000.
That first event saw two potent guest teams invited in Brazil and China PR – which, of
course, the USA had defeated in the final of the Women’s World Cup the summer previous. But this year, with the WWC berths on the line, all eight teams will come from the
CONCACAF confederation.
The tournament sees the teams divided into two groups of four teams, where each will
play the other once in round-robin play. The top two in each group will advance to the
semifinals, the winners crossing over to play the second-place side in the opposite group.
The semifinal winners will then play for the honor of Confederation champion and the
trophy and prize money that goes along with it, knowing they’ve already secured places in
the Women’s World Cup finals. The semifinal losers will play in the third-place match, that
winner keeping their WWC hopes alive by moving into a playoff with the third-place team
in Asian Football Confederation qualifying for the final spot in China PR 2003.
Group A, playing in the southern California venues of Pasadena and Fullerton, as well
as Seattle, Washington, features the defending champions USA, Mexico, Panama from the
Central American Zone and Jamaica from the Caribbean Zone. Matches will be played on
27 October (Pasadena), 29 October (Fullerton) and 2 November (Seattle)
Group B, which will be based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, will be comprised
of Canada, Costa Rica, Trinidad & Tobago and Haiti. Matchdays are set for 30 October and
1 and 3 November. The semifinals will be played at Safeco Field in Seattle on 6 November,
with the final to be played in the Rose Bowl – the site of the 1999 FIFA Women’s World
Cup final – on 9 November.

27-31 October
FC Under-17 Junior Tournament
Caribbean Zone qualifying (Group D) Cuba
30 October – 3 November
FC Champions Cup
Central Zone Qualifying (Group 3) Honduras (TBD)
30 October – 3 November
FC Under-17 Junior Tournament
Caribbean Zone qualifying (Group A) Bermuda
10-20 November
FC Gold Cup
Caribbean Zone Qualifying (finals), Trinidad & Tobago
13-17 November
FC U-20 Youth Tournament
Final (Group B) Charleston, S.C., USA
23 November – 7 December
Central American and Caribbean Games
San Salvador, El Salvador
11-15 November
FC Under-17 Junior Tournament
Central Zone qualifying, Siguatepeque, Honduras

ELECTIONS

Barbados Football Association
PRESIDENT: Ronald Jones
VICE PRESIDENT: Keith Barrow
GENERAL SECRETARY: Randy Harris
Trinidad & Tobago Football Federation
PRESIDENT: Oliver Camps
VICE PRESIDENT: Lennox Watson
U.S. Soccer Federation
PRESIDENT: Dr. Robert Contiguglia

Canada’s performance was quite impressive. British Columbia. But they overcame a real nemesis in gaining automatic qualification to the Women’s Gold Cup field. Jamaica has had a rich history of women’s football. CONCACAF teams and officials turned the inaugural FIFA Under-19 Women’s World Championship. but then the cañaleras finThe USA and Costa Rica will be in opposite groups ished second in winning three of five in the 2002 FC Women's Gold Cup matches. finishing fourth after losing to the USA in the semifinals. the tournament as a whole drew nearly 200. Warner. played from 17 August . the world’s football officials were quick to laud the accomplishments of both the Confederation and the Canadian Soccer Association. Trinidad & Tobago has also established themselves as the top side in the Caribbean in recent years. The Maple Leafs MEXICO v TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (17:00). T&T is the only other country to have participated in every version of the CONCACAF women’s championship. Not only was the quality of play of the CONCACAF teams incredible. *semifinal times may change depending upon television consideration the battle for second place Saturday 9 November 2002 (Pasadena.SEMIFINAL 1: WINNER GROUP 2 v RUNNER-UP GROUP 1 (17:00*) ticipate. Wednesday 30 October 2002 (Victoria. CANADA v HAITI (20:00) believe this could be their Friday 1 November 2002 (Victoria. losing all seven previous outings in 1991 and 1994. as well as the first Olympic gold medal in women’s football in 1996 in Atlanta. a stunning golden goal gave Norway the gold in the Sydney Olympics. The success followed hard on the heels of 2002 FC WOMEN’S GOLD CUP SCHEDULE another surprising achieve. a stunning achievement. and head coach Leonardo Cuellar has his eyes set on a second Women’s World Cup appearance. HAITI ment: Panama’s reaching the CONCACAF final qualification tournament for the Sunday 27 October 2002 (Pasadena. with tens of thousands fans regularly flocking to Stade Sylvio Cator in the capital of Port-au-Prince to cheer on the national team. Panama’s qualification to the Women’s Gold Cup is. Lindsay Tarpley’s 109th-minute goal gave the USA the world championship in a battle with their border rivals from the host nation.000 fans to stadia in Edmonton. GROUP A: For the USA. PANAMA. Winners of the 1999 Caribbean women’s championship.PAGE 2 FC WOMEN'S GOLD CUP: A LOOK AT THE FIELD CONFEDERATION NEWS . The passion for women’s football in Haiti is a sight to behold. While the USA certainly had realistic expectations of being in the final. Lindsay Tarpley's 'golden goal' gives the USA the first FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship . this Women’s Gold Cup will begin the test of whether they can be as dominant in world soccer in the first decade of the new century as they were in the final decade of the 1900s. It wasn’t the first time the USA had suffered defeat in chasing a world championship – they finished third in the 1995 Women’s World Cup – but the Women’s World Cup qualifying campaign will be the starting point for how they fare in a year’s time. after the Tricolores defeated Argentina in a playoff to reach USA ’99. Canada) women’s championship JAMAICA v HAITI (12:00). FINAL (19:00) should be a rich one. Along with Canada. terrific football. If Canada is a clear SEMIFINAL 2: WINNER GROUP 1 v RUNNER-UP GROUP 2 (19:30*) favorite for the group title. and the final between the United States and Canada only lends credence to the primacy of CONCACAF in leading women’s football to greater heights. In all. played before a sellout crowd of 47. California USA) THIRD-PLACE MATCH (16:30). CANADA v COSTA RICA (14:00) once. They won two Women’s World Cups.1 September in three venues across Western Canada. Washington USA) region. British Columbia. quite simply. the ticas saw their regional crown taken back when Guatemala won the first-ever UNCAF (Central American Union) championship in qualifying for the inaugural Women’s Gold Cup. Canada) time to knock off the USA HAITI v COSTA RICA (18:00). COSTA RICA. California USA) Women’s World USA v TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (19:00). JAMAICA. “I am at a loss for words in terms of the miracle we have witnessed here in Canada. But in 2000. The Third-place finisher in the 1998 Confederation championship by knocking off Guatemala. USA v MEXICO (15:00) inaugural FIFA U-19 Tuesday 29 October 2002 (Fullerton. The tournament was an unqualified success: stadia packed with fans. The country had not even played an official full international until the Central American Zone qualifying tournament in July. but the Confederation’s game officials also showed their mettle. Mexico’s national team program continues to rise. As the tournament drew to a close. the Soca Divas reaching the 2000 Women’s Gold Cup as well. PANAMA v MEXICO (21:00) Championship. Canada) GROUP B: Canada COSTA RICA v JAMAICA (18:00). TRINIDAD & TOBAGO GROUP 2: CANADA. and. into a showcase for the Confederation. selected as one of the two referee’s assistants for the deciding match. FIRST FIFA U-19 WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AN ENORMOUS SUCCESS Regardless of how you look at it. then to Trinidad & Tobago in the thirdplace match. defeating Haiti to win one of the two Caribbean Zone groups. Veteran referee Diane Ferreira-James of Guyana patrolled the center circle and was aided by Maria Isabel Tovar of Mexico. but that was in 1998 Wednesday 6 November 2002 (Seattle. but the Reggae Girlz will be looking to record the country’s first-ever victory in a World Cup qualifying match.OCTOBER 2002 Costa Rica comes into the Women’s Gold Cup having established their pedigree as the top side in Central America.” said Confederation President Jack A. which opened its doors to the world as host of the event. Haiti hosted the first-ever Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament. getting through an incredibly difficult group before riding the talents of Christine Sinclair – winner of both the Golden Shoe and the Golden Ball – into the matchup against the USA. British Columbia.GROUP 1: USA. an all-CONCACAF final. CANADA v JAMAICA (20:00) for supremacy in the Saturday 2 November 2002 (Seattle. Washington USA) when the USA did not par. California USA) PANAMA v TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (13:00). USA v PANAMA (19:30) have won the Confederation Sunday 3 November 2002 (Victoria. in 1991 and 1999.784 at Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium. Vancouver and Victoria. oh yes. MEXICO.

It was a remarkable 20th championship won by a Mexican club over the history of the event. women.000 spectators expected to attend the games. The eight sides will be divided into two groups of four teams apiece. Vancouver and in Edmonton with close to 200. and a day-long futsal tournament with youth. FIFA President Joseph S. the last Mexican winner CID Necaxa in 1999. In the first leg. In order to stage a successful tournament you need to have a quality organization and you need to have skill on the field. held 3-5 October at the Centre of Excellence. Blatter commented on the tremendous success of the tournament and Canada’s ability to host a future FIFA event. Santana netting in the first half. Silvani's strike was the only to find home despite a flowing match between the two Mexican sides. “The response of the public to this tournament has been extraordinary. Group A. honoring significant contributors to the game over the 100 years. Haiti. secured the final available berth after defeating Jamaica 2:1 on aggregate in a two-leg Caribbean Zone final round qualifying series. a fifth-minute goal from Garces gave Pachuca the best possible start. . who led Costa Rica to their second World Cup appearance. CSA President Andy Sharpe made the announcement prior to the final of the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship. but Alajuelense grabbed goals through Sandro Alfaro and Wilmer Lopez to leave all to play for in the return match. being played in Panama from 16-20 October. WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: The Canadian Soccer Association announced it will prepare a formal bid to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2007. South Carolina USA. followed by a Day of Sports. The final was a sellout at 58. El Salvador suffered their only loss on the last day of the UNCAF qualifying tournament. but the tie was over in a blitz in the first match. Under a hot sun in Michóacan. on 12-13 October. Group B. Speaking at the closing ceremony of the threeday workshop held at the Dr João Havelange Centre of Excellence Participants at the CONCACAF marketing workshop from 27-29 September. slated for 25 March – 16 April in the United Arab Emirates. Bruce Arena. Pachuca scored first. Central Zone champion Guatemala. Pachuca reached the final after defeating Alajuelense in the semifinals. but Morelia had already booked Pachuca captain Walter Silvani lifts their place.CONFEDERATION NEWS . then Walter Silvani put the Tuzos into the final with his goal 13 minutes from time. Morelia exploded for five second-half goals to win 6:1 and put the series out of reach. a 3:2 victory against LD Alajuelense of Costa Rica. each playing in a round-robin format. slated for 13-17 November in Charleston. who led the USA to a place in the quarterfinals. During the conference. a fourteam international youth tournament including under-17 teams from Guyana. features the hosts.OCTOBER 2002 CHAMPIONS CUP FINAL: PACHUCA CF WINS FIRST CONTINENTAL HONOR A goal from Walter Silvani three minutes into the second half was enough as Pachuca CF won the first continental honor in the club's history. matches the home side with fellow North Zone member Canada. Canada has done a wonderful job on both sides and they have raised the bar for any other country to try to match. Warner called upon the attendees of the Confederation’s Marketing and General Administration Workshop to now build upon their learning by building up the game. senior sides and football executives from around the country. meanwhile. UNCAF runners-up El Salvador and Caribbean qualifiers Cuba. Morelia got past Kansas City Wizards of the USA in the semis. Among the events highlighting the celebration: A dinner and awards ceremony. dropping a 1:0 decision to Costa Rica that cost them the top spot in the group to hosts Guatemala.” said President Blatter. Caribbean Zone qualifier Haiti and North Zone representative Mexico. defeating CA Monarcas Morelia 1:0 in the final of the CONCACAF Champions Cup on 18 September at Estadio Azul in Mexico. the CONCACAF Champions Cup AROUND THE CONFEDERATION MARKETING WORKSHOP: CONCACAF President Jack A. Cuba advanced to the finals of the FC Under-20 Youth Tournament after a 3:1 victory against Trinidad & Tobago in the second leg of their Caribbean Zone final round qualifying series in La Habana. GUYANA CENTENARY: The Guyana Football Federation has announced plans to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the introduction of the sport in the country with a programme of activities during the month of October. the first time two clubs from the same country had met in the final in the 40-year history of the Champions Cup. after a scoreless draw in the series’ first match two weeks prior in Port-of-Spain. with the top two finishers in each group representing the Confederation at next year’s World Championship. Warner put the responsibility for raising the profile of the game in the region on the seminar’s participants. More than 70 participants took part. but not a spot in the FC final tournament.000-seat Commonwealth Stadium. “What has happened in this country has been incredible. Barbados and Suriname as well as the Guyana U-23 selection. WORLD CUP SYMPOSIUM: Two of the head coaches who guided CONCACAF national teams to 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan were part of the Confederation’s World Cup Symposium. The two teams drew 1:1 in Kansas City. and Alexandre Guimaraes.” The tournament was deemed an unqualified success with teams playing in front of record crowds in Victoria. PAGE 3 CONCACAF BERTHS IN FIFA WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP TO BE DECIDED The FC Under-20 final Youth Tournament gets underway this month with eight teams vying for the four CONCACAF berths to the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championships. which they hosted from 614 September at Estadio Mario Camposeco in Quetzaltenango. were part of the panel of top international coaches and experts on hand to technical directors and coaches with an expert insight into the technical and tactical trends which emerged from last summer’s World Cup. Guatemala qualified for the Confederation’s final phase by winning the UNCAF qualifying tournament. Again. More than 40 football administrators from 23 countries throughout the Confederation attended the event.

2002.11.11. Club Franciscain (MQE). Dominicana – Barbados 25. SEMIFINAL WINNERS (19:00) 725 FIFTH AVENUE. 13-17 November) 13. 11-15.12. El Salvador. Lucia 01. Lucia.10.02: St.10. CD Marathon – CD Motagua (20:00) 03. Cayman Islands – Rep.02: Grenada – Barbados (17:00).2002: Belize v El Salvador.2002: CD F.PAGE 4 CONFEDERATION NEWS . Dominicana 27.02: Guadeloupe – Grenada (18:00).10. 15. 9-13 October) CD F. Dominica – Trinidad & Tobago (18:00). 13.10. USA – Canada (14:30) . Honduras v El Salvador FC UNDER-20 YOUTH TOURNAMENT FC FINAL TOURNAMENT – SCHEDULES GROUP A (Panama. CSD Municipal – CSD Comunicaciones (13:00) CUADRANGULAR 3 (Honduras. Deportivo Arabe Unido (Panama) 09. USA – Haiti (19:30) 15.11. 20.10.2002: Trinidad & Tobago – St. Marabella): 10.02: Jamaica – Guadeloupe (17:00) GROUP D: (Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.2002: Haiti – Cayman Islands. (El Salvador). 23-27 October) CSD Municipal (Guatemala).11.02: Republica Dominicana – Cayman Islands (17:00).11.11. Bermuda – St. FICA (HAI). Bermuda) 30. 16:00). Port-of-Spain): 10. Lucia – Guyana.S – Deportivo Arabe Unido (18:00). – FC Deportivo Jalapa (18:00).12. Kitts & Nevis – Trinidad & Tobago (19:30). CD Motagua – Tauro FC (20:00) 01. (Larry Gomes Stadium.2002: FC San Marcos – Santos de Guapiles FC (11:00).11. St. Suriname – Haiti (19:30) SEMIFINALS: 17. 13.2002: CSD Municipal – FC San Marcos (18:00). FC San Marcos (Nicaragua) 23. Rep.10. Rep.2002: El Salvador. Bacolet): 10.10. Bahamas – Cuba 31. Violette AC (HAI). Joseph (DMA) Harbour View FC (JAM) – George Town SC (CAY) FINAL ROUND GROUP A (04-08. Panama – Mexico (17:30) GROUP B (USA.2002: Cuba – Guatemala (15:00).11. 16-20 October) 16. LD Alajuelense (Costa Rica) 30.2002: Nicaragua v Costa Rica. 13.10.11. Nicaragua.2002.2002: St.2002: FC Deportivo Jalapa – Deportivo Arabe Unido (15:00).2002: Aruba – Suriname. CSD Comunicaciones (Guatemala).11.10. preliminary round winners FC UNDER-17 JUNIOR TOURNAMENT CARIBBEAN ZONE .10. Alianza FC – Deportivo Arabe Unido (20:00) 13. VSADC (LCA) GROUP B (11-15.02: Republica Dominicana – Martinique (17:00). Panama – Guatemala (20:30) 18. WINNER GROUP B v WINNER GROUP A (Dwight Yorke.2002: Canada – El Salvador (17:00). Trinidad & Tobago. Suriname – Cuba FINAL ROUND (over two legs) winner GROUP A v winner GROUP D winner GROUP B v winner GROUP C CENTRAL AMERICAN QUALIFYING (group winners qualify) Honduras.11. CD Motagua – LD Alajuelense (17:00) CARIBBEAN ZONE QUALIFYING PRELIMINARY ROUND 13.2002: CD Marathon – Tauro FC (15:00).10-27.02: Antigua & Barbuda – Netherlands Antilles (17:30).10-03.11.12.OCTOBER 2002 FOR THE RECORD FC GOLD CUP 2003 CARIBBEAN ZONE FINAL QUALIFYING COMPETITION GROUP A (Hasely Crawford Stadium. Bermuda – Trinidad & Tobago GROUP C: (23-27.11.02: Barbados – Guadeloupe (17:00).12.2002: Tauro FC – LD Alajuelense (18:00).12.10.2002: Bahamas – Suriname.A. 15.2002: Haiti – Canada (17:00). Malabar): 10.10.2002: Jamaica – Antigua & Barbuda GROUP A (30.02: Haiti – Antigua & Barbuda (16:00).10.2002: CD F.02: Jamaica – Barbados (18:00).02: Saint Lucia – St. CD Motagua (Honduras). Cuba – Aruba 29.11.11.10. Couva): 10.11. Cuba – Martinique (19:00) GROUP C: (Ato Boldon Stadium.2002: Cayman Islands – Barbados. 17:00) FINALS: 20. Panamá 11. Guyana – Bermuda 03.2002: Guatemala – Mexico (18:30).2002. Guatemala.2002: Nicaragua v Panama.02: Haiti – Netherlands Antilles (17:30). 13.02 (Hasely Crawford Stadium): SEMIFINAL LOSERS (consolation) (17:00).S. NEW YORK 10022 FC CHAMPIONS CUP (2003) CENTRAL ZONE QUALIFYING CUADRANGULAR 1 (San Salvador. Santos de Guapiles FC (Costa Rica). league format) Arnett Gardens FC (JAM).11. 15.10. Kitts & Nevis – Dominica (17:30). Alianza FC (El Salvador).2002. El Salvador. Republica Dominicana) 23. 15.2002: Barbados – Haiti. CSD Municipal – Santos de Guapiles FC (20:00) 27. 30 October – 3 November) CD Marathon (Honduras).11. FC Deportivo Jalapa (Nicaragua). Netherlands Antilles – Suriname (18:00).11.S. Belize.02: WINNER GROUP C v WINNER GROUP D (Mannie Ramjohn.2002: Mexico – Cuba (18:30). Dominicana – Haití GROUP D (27-31. Suriname – Antigua & Barbuda (19:30).10.11.2002.2002: CD Marathon – LD Alajuelense (18:00). GROUP B: Costa Rica.10.S.10.02: Dominica – Saint Lucia (17:30). Alianza FC v CD F.GROUP PHASE GROUP B 06. 17th FLOOR. Costa Rica v Panama 13. Tauro FC (Panama). Martinique – Cayman Islands (19:00).02: Cuba – Republica Dominicana (17:00).11. USA – El Salvador (19:30) 17. Alianza FC v FC Deportivo Jalapa (20:00) 11. league format) W Connection FC (TRI).2002: Aruba – Bahamas. Panama – Cuba (20:30) 20. NEW YORK.11. Jamaica.A.10.11.10. Honduras v Belize 15.2002 (home team in first leg listed first) US Robert (MQE) – St. 15. CSD Comunicaciones – Santos de Guapiles FC (20:00) 25.10.11.11. 13.Haiti (12:00).A. Cuba) 27.02: Grenada – Jamaica (17:00).10. Trinidad & Tobago – Saint Lucia (19:30) GROUP B: (Dwight Yorke Stadium. (17:00) CUADRANGULAR 2 (Cd. Kitts & Nevis (16:00).2002: Guyana -Trinidad & Tobago.12.A.2002: CSD Comunicaciones – FC San Marcos (18:00). Cayman Islands – Cuba (19:00).2002 GROUP A: Honduras.2002.