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February 2006 Volume 16/ Number 1

CONCACAF NEWS
Official Newsletter of The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

USA wins first CONCACAF Womens U-20 Title in 2006, Photo by Christian Palma/MEXSPORT

THREE QUALIFY TO 2006 FIFA WOMENS U-20s


The USA, Canada and the host Mexico qualified to the FIFA Womens
Under-20 World Championship in Russia later this year after finishing
in the top three at the 2006 CONCACAF Tournament held in Crdoba
& Veracruz from 18-27 January.
The USA captured their first CONCACAF Womens U-20 Title after a 3:2 victory over Canada in the 2006 Final at the Estadio Luis Pirata Fuentes in Veracruz,
Mexico on 27 January.
With both teams already qualified to the FIFA event, the stars & stripes took
an early lead in the CONCACAF finale thanks to an eighth minute strike by Amy
Rodriguez. Aysha Jamani tied it for the maple leafs in the 56th minute.
Jodi-Ann Robinson gave Canada a 2:1 advantage on 60 minutes but Jessica
Rodstedt leveled the match for the USA 12 minutes later.
Lauren Cheney scored the game-winner for the stars & stripes in the 81st
minute, ending the maple leafs nine-game winning streak in CONCACAF
Womens Youth Qualification.
In an earlier encounter on 27 January, Mexico gained the Confederations
final berth to the 2006 FIFA Womens U-20 World Championship after defeating
Jamaica 4:1 in the CONCACAF Tournaments Third-Place game at the Estadio
Luis Pirata Fuentes.
The tricolores opened the scoring 19 minutes into the match with an own
goal by the reggae girlz Christina Murray, but Venicia Reid tied it in the 33rd.
Nancy Gandarilla gave Mexico a 2:1 lead two minutes into the second half
and then Vernica Charlyn Corral, added to her tournament leading eight goals,
with scores in the 68th and 90th minutes, respectively, for the 4:1 final score.

13-18 February
UNCAF U-16 Tournament
Nicaragua
22 - 23 February
2006 CONCACAF Champions Cup
Quarterfinal Series First-Legs
5-12 March
CONCACAF Beach Soccer Qualifying Tournament
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
8 March
2006 CONCACAF Champions Cup
Quarterfinal Series Second-Legs
21 - 23 March
2006 CONCACAF Champions Cup
Semifinal Series First-Legs
28 - 30 March
2006 CONCACAF Champions Cup
Semifinal Series Second-Legs
29 March 20 April
2006 Central American & Caribbean Games
CFU (Mens U-21) Qualification

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CANADAS LANG SCORES FASTEST GOAL IN TOURNAMENT HISTORY


Having not played in Canadas first two Group A matches, Kara Lang made an immediate impact for
the team in their third encounter against Mexico on 22 January scoring the fastest goal in the history
of CONCACAF Womens Youth Qualification, just four seconds into the match at the Estadio Luis
Pirata Fuentes in Veracruz.
After the initial kickoff, Lang took a one touch pass and then hammered a shot from midfield that
sailed over the head of the Mexican goalkeeper Anjuli Ladron De Guevara into the back of the net.

2006 CONCACAF WOMENS UNDER-20


FINAL ROUND STANDINGS
Group A
Canada
Mexico
Trinidad & Tobago
Panama
18.01.2006
18.01.2006
20.01.2006
20.01.2006
22.01.2006
22.01.2006

GP
3
3
3
3

W
3
2
1
0

L
0
1
2
3

T
0
0
0
0

F:A PTS
16:3 9
14:3 6
4:10 3
1:19 0

CANADA TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 7:1 (4:0)


MEXICO PANAMA 10:0 (3:0)
PANAMA CANADA 0:6 (0:3)
MEXICO TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 2:0 (2:0)
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO PANAMA 3:1 (2:0)
MEXICO CANADA 2:3 (1:2)

Group B
USA
Jamaica
El Salvador
Surinam

GP W
3 3
3 2
3 1
3 0

L
0
1
2
3

Veracruz
Veracruz
Veracruz
Veracruz
Veracruz
Veracruz

T F:A PTS
0 13:1 9
0 13:5 6
0 4:8 3
0 0:16 0

19.01.2006 EL SALVADOR SURINAM 3:0 (1:0)


Crdoba
19.01.2006 USA JAMAICA 4:1 (2:0)
Crdoba
21.01.2006 JAMAICA EL SALVADOR 3:1 (0:0)
Crdoba
21.01.2006 SURINAM USA 0:4 (0:2)
Crdoba
23.01.2006 JAMAICA SURINAM 9:0 (5:0)
Crdoba
23.01.2006 USA EL SALVADOR 5:0 (3:0)
Crdoba
Semifinals
25.01.2006 CANADA JAMAICA 2:1 (1:0)
Veracruz
25.01.2006 USA MEXICO 3:0 (1:0)
Veracruz
Third Place
27.01.2006 MEXICO JAMAICA 4:1 (1:1)
Veracruz
Final
27.01.2006 CANADA USA 2:3 (0:1)
Veracruz
Canada, Mexico & USA qualified to 2006 FIFA Womens U-20 World
Championship in Russia from 16 August 2 September

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CONCACAF NEWS - February 2006

2006 CONCACAF CHAMPIONS CUP BEGINS IN FEBRUARY


The 2006 CONCACAF Champions Cup
kicks-off this month with eight teams
from across the region competing for
the title of CONCACAFs top club.
Four-time Champions Cup winner
Club Amrica of Mexico will meet
Caribbean Champion Portmore United
FC of Jamaica, who are making their
first appearance in the tournament.
Making their second appearance at
the annual CONCACAF event, the USAs
New England Revolution will play twotime CONCACAF Champion LD
Alajuelense of Costa Rica.
Another quarterfinal series has CD
Toluca of Mexico, who have won the
Quarterfinal Series
First-leg: 22-23 February
Second-leg: 8 March

Champions Cup on two previous ocasions, facing another double winner of


the CONCACAF event, CD Olmpia of
Honduras.
The final tournament pairing has
the three-time winners Deportivo
Saprissa from Costa Rica taking on the
Los Angeles Galaxy of the USA.
Saprissa is also the defending CONCACAF Champion, while the Galaxy are
the last USA club to have won the
Champions Cup (2000).
The winners of the quarterfinals,
which take place over two games on a
home-and-away basis, will advance to
the Champions Cup Semifinal Series

Semifinal Series
First-leg: 21-23 March
Second-leg: 28-30 March

scheduled for 21-23 and 28-30 March.


The Semifinal Series victors will
play for the 2006 CONCACAF
Champions Cup on 11-13 & 18-20 April,
with the winner also qualifying to the
FIFA Club World Championship in Japan
in December. The Champions Cup
Runner-up will be one of the three
CONCACAF invitees to the 2006 Copa
Nissan Sudamericana.
The CONCACAF Champions Cup
is the longest running international
club competition in the region and
has crowned the champion club of
the Confederation since its inception
in 1962.
CONCACAF
Champions' Cup
All-Time Winners

Final Series
First-leg: 11-13 April
Second-leg: 18-20 April

Club America (MEX)

Portmore United (JAM)


NE Revolution (USA)

LD Alajuelense (CRC)

CD Toluca (MEX)
CD Olimpia (HON)

Champion

Los Angeles Galaxy (USA)


Deportiva Saprissa (CRC)
CLUB AMRICA
Location: Mxico, D.F., Founded: 1916
Technical Director: Jose Carillo
CONCACAF Champions Cup Titles: Four
Qualified to 2006 tournament: 2005 MEX League Torneo de Clausura Champ
Other Club Honours: ; Third 2000 & 2002 CONMEBOLs Copa
Libertadores; 10 Mexican League First Division Titles; 2001 F. C. Giants Cup

= To play at home in the first leg


LD ALAJUELENSE
Location: Alajuela, Costa Rica, Founded: 1919
Technical Director: Javier Delgado
CONCACAF Champions Cup Titles: Two
Qualified to 2006 tournament: First Torneo de Interclubes UNCAF 2005
Other Club Honours: 23 Costa Rican First Division League Titles

CD OLIMPIA
Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Founded: 1912
Technical Director: Nahn Espinoza
CONCACAF Champions Cup Titles: Two
Qualified to 2006 tournament: Second Torneo Interclubes UNCAF 2005
Other Club Honours: 19 Honduran League First Division Titles

LOS ANGELES GALAXY


Location: Los Angeles, California USA, Founded: 1996
Technical Director: Steve Sampson
CONCACAF Champions Cup Titles: One
Qualified to 2006 tournament: 2005 Major League Soccer Champions
Other Club Honours: 2001 & 2005 US Open Cup; Two USAs First Division
Titles

CD TOLUCA
Location: Toluca, Estado de Mexico, Founded: 1917
Technical Director: Gallego Americo
CONCACAF Champions Cup Titles: Two
Qualified to 2006 tournament: 2005 MEX League Torneo de Apertura Champ
Other Club Honours: Eight Mexican League First Division Titles

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION


Location: Foxboro, Massachusetts USA, Founded: 1996
Technical Director: Steve Nicol
CONCACAF Champions Cup Titles: None
Qualified to 2006 tournament: 2005 Major League Soccer Runners-up
Other Club Honours: None

DEPORTIVO SAPRISSA
Location: San Jos, Costa Rica, Founded: 1935
Technical Director: Hernan Medford
CONCACAF Champions Cup Titles: Three
Qualified to 2006 tournament: Third Torneo Interclubes UNCAF 2005
Other Club Honours: Bronze 2005 FIFA Club World Championship; Four
UNCAF crowns; 23 Costa Rican First Division League Titles

PORTMORE UNITED FC (Formerly Hazard United until 2003)


Location: Portmore, Jamaica, Founded: 1979
Technical Director: Lenworth Hyde
CONCACAF Champions Cup Titles: None
Qualified to 2006 tournament: 2005 CFU Club Champion
Other Club Honours: Three Jamaican First Division League Titles

Year Winners
1962 CD Guadalajara (MEX)
1963 Racing Club Haiten (HAI)
1967 Alianza FC (SLV)
1968 CD Toluca (MEX)
1969 CDSC Cruz Azul (MEX)
1970 CDSC Cruz Azul (MEX)
1971 CDSC Cruz Azul (MEX)
1972 CD Olimpia (HON)
1973 SV Transvaal (SUR)
1974 CSD Municipal (GUA)
1975 Atltico Espaol (MEX)
1976 CD Aguila (SLV)
1977 Club Amrica (MEX)
1978
UA Guadalajara (MEX),
CSD Comunicaciones (GUA)
Defence Force (TRI)
1979 Deportivo FAS (SLV)
1980 Pumas UNAM (MEX)
1981 SV Transvaal (SUR)
1982 Pumas UNAM (MEX)
1983 Altante (MEX)
1984 Violette AC (HAI)
1985 Defence Force (TRI)
1986 LD Alajuelense (CRC)
1987 Club Amrica (MEX)
1988 CD Olimpia (HON)
1989 Pumas UNAM (MEX)
1990 Club Amrica (MEX)
1991 Puebla (MEX)
1992 Club Amrica (MEX)
1993 Deportivo Saprissa (CRC)
1994 CS Cartagins (CRC)
1995 Deportivo Saprissa (CRC)
1996 CDSC Cruz Azul (MEX)
1997 CDSC Cruz Azul (MEX)
1998 D.C. United (USA)
1999 CID Necaxa (MEX)
2000 L. A. Galaxy (USA)
2002 CF Pachuca (MEX)
2003 CD Toluca (MEX)
2004 - LD Alajuelense (CRC)
2005 - Deportivo Saprissa (CRC)

CONCACAF NEWS - February 2006

1938 WORLD CUP VET


RETURNS TO CUBA
The sole surviving member of the
Cuban Team that
took part in the
1938 FIFA World
Cup in France,
Juan Romperredes
Tuas returned to
Cuba to take part
Juan Tuas, prior to the
in the Da del
Ciudad de La HabanaFutbolista (Day of
Granma match
Photo by Raiko Martin
Football Player) in
La Habana on Sunday, 11 December.
The annual event staged by the
Asociacin de Ftbol de Cuba, honours
the countrys best players of the year
(Men Lester Mor; Women Niurka
Cuesta) and also commemorates the
first-ever football match played on the
island between local clubs CD Hatuey
and Rovers AC on 11 December 1911.
The ex-forward Tuas, who is now
88 and currently resides in Mexico,
was presented with the award of
Gloria del Deporte Cubano (Cuban
Sports Glory).
This award is a great honour for
me as I receive this in my native
country where they have enormous
football potential, said Tuas, who
helped Cuba to their only World Cup
appearance in 1938.
As one of the many activities during the Da del Futbolista, Tuas,
made the honorary kickoff before
Ciudad de La Habana defeated
Granma 1:0 in a 2005 Campeonato
Nacional de Ftbol league match at La
Habanas Estadio Pedro Marrero.
Tuas, who scored one goal and
played in all three World Cup matches,
helped Cuba to the quarterfinals after
eliminating Romania by a score of 2:1
in the replay match on 9 June 1938 in
Toulouse, after the teams earned a 3:3
tie in the first round encounter played
in the same venue four days earlier.
The cubanos were eliminated by
Sweden (8:0) in the quarterfinals in
Antibes, France on 12 June 1938, but
Cubas victory over Romania would be
first by a CONCACAF team in a World
Cup held in Europe.
After France 1938, Tuas played
professionally with Real Club Espaa
(MEX) winning league championships
in 1941-42 and 1944-45, seasons.

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BEACH SOCCER
CANADA & COSTA RICA
APPOINT COACHES
Canada and Costa Rica last month
appointed their respective coaches for
the inaugural CONCACAF Beach Soccer
Qualifying Tournament where two
teams will progress to the 2006 FIFA
Beach Soccer World Cup scheduled to
be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in
November.
Futsal coach Ross Ongaro will lead
Canada into the sands of Rio de
Janeiro, while Mirta Brito De La Cuesta
is in charge of Costa Rica as she
becomes the first woman to coach a
mens squad in the Federations history.
Both teams join Cayman Islands,
Jamaica, Mexico and USA at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament which
will take place from 5-9 March alongside South Americas (CONMEBOL) sixteam Beach Soccer Qualification event
in Rio de Janeiro.
The top two from each
Confederations group (CONCACAF &
CONMEBOL) will not only progress to
the 2006 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup,
but will also claim a place in the tournaments semifinals where they will

compete for a spot in the final which


will crown an overall champion for the
CONCACAF and CONMEBOL event on
the 12 March.
This years 16-team FIFA Beach
Soccer World Cup is the second tournament to be held; the inaugural event
took place in May 2005 at the
Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro,
where France defeated Portugal in the
final on penalties after a 3:3 draw in
regulation and overtime periods.
2006 CONCACAF Beach Soccer
Tournament Schedule
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
5 March
USA vs. MEXICO (15:00)
JAMAICA vs. COSTA RICA (16:10)
CANADA vs. CAYMAN ISLANDS (17:20)
6 March
USA vs. CAYMAN ISLANDS (16:00)
JAMAICA vs. CANADA (17:10)
COSTA RICA vs. MEXICO (15:00)
7 March
USA vs. CANADA (15:30)
JAMAICA vs. MEXICO (16:40)
COSTA RICA vs. CAYMAN ISLANDS (17:50)
8 March
USA vs. COSTA RICA (15:30)
JAMAICA vs. CAYMAN ISLANDS (16:40)
CANADA vs. MEXICO (17:50)
9 March
USA vs. JAMAICA (15:30)
COSTA RICA vs. CANADA (16:40)
CAYMAN ISLANDS vs. MEXICO (17:50)

PUMAS UNAM LOSES ON PENALTIES IN COPA


SUDAMERICANA FINAL
Pumas UNAM (MEX) were beaten 4:3 on penalty kicks by Boca
Juniors (ARG) in the final of the 2005 Copa Nissan Sudamericana at
the Estadio Alberto J. Armando in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 18
December, 2005.
The encounter went to penalty kicks after Final Series was tied at 2:2 on
aggregate when the second-leg in Buenos Aires ended in 1:1. Martn Palermo
gave Boca Juniors a 1:0 lead in the 31st minute but Bruno Marioni scored the
equaliser via a penalty kick in the 54th minute of the second half.
Roberto Abbondanzieri, Marcelo Delgado, Federico Insa and Rolando Schiavi
all scored in the penalty shootout, while
Palermo and Guillermo Barros Schelotto missed
the target for Boca Juniors. Meanwhile, Pumas
UNAM got goals from Martn Cardetti, Bruno
Marioni and Gonzalo Pineda, but Leandro
Augusto and Joaqun Beltrns shots were saved
and Gerardo Galindos kick hit the goal post.
This was the first time in the brief history of
the Copa Nissan Sudamericana that a CONCACAF club has reached the final. Pumas UNAM
are also the first Mexican club since CDSC Cruz
Pumas UNAM from Mexico lost the 2005
Azul (in the 2001 Copa Libertadores) to comCopa Sudamericana final to Boca Juniors of
Argentina. Photo courtesy of femexfut.org pete for a CONMEBOL title.

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CONCACAF NEWS - February 2006

AROUND THE
CONFEDERATION

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CONCACAF NEWS

CONCACAF XXV CONGRESS TO TAKE


PLACE IN MUNICH, GERMANY
The XXV Ordinary CONCACAF
Congress will be held in Munich,
Germany on 5 June, just days before
the FIFA Congress and the start of the
2006 World Cup. It will be the first
time that any CONCACAF Congress has
taken place outside of the confederations own borders.
Attendees will include delegates
from each of CONCACAFs 40 member
nations along with invited guests from
the global football family.
TIGRES UANL & CD GUADALAJARA
ADVANCE TO COPA LIBERTADORES
Tigres UANL and CD Guadalajara
advanced as two of the three Mexican
club representatives to the 2006 Copa
Libertadores after eliminating CF
Monterrey and Veracruz, respectively,
in the InterLiga (Prelibertadores)
Finals in Carson, California USA on 15
January.
The eight-team tournament concluded at the Carsons Home Depot

Center when, for a second consecutive


year, Tigres UANL and CD Guadalajara
earned the allotted Mexican spots, 2
and 3, respectively, to the Copa
Libertatores. Tigres UANL and CD
Guadalajara join Pumas UNAM, which
previously claimed the Mexico 1 berth,
to the 2006 CONMEBOL event.
Tigres UANL will compete in Group 4
of the 2006 Copa Libertadores Second
Round, which begins next month, along
side Corinthians (BRA), Deportivo Cali
(COL) and Universidad Catlica (CHI),
while Pumas UNAM is in Group 6 that
has Internacional (BRA), Nacional (URU)
and Unin A. Maraciabo (VEN).
CD Guadalajara has to play a Homeand-Away First Round Series against
Colo Colo (CHI) on 24 & 31 January, for
a berth into the Copa Libertadores
Second Round Group 1, which includes
Caracas FC (VEN), Cienciano (PER) and
Sao Paulo FC (BRA).
PANAMA NAMES MARIO KEMPES AS
NEW TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Former 1978 World Cup Champion
Mario Kempes of Argentina was named
the new technical director of Panama
on 29 December 2005.

Kempes scored two of his countrys


six tournament goals in the 1978 FIFA
World Cup and helped Argentina claim
the title for the first time in history.
The 51-year-old Kempes replaces
Jose Hernandez as canaleros coach.
CAYMAN ISLANDS HOST FIFA COURSE
Cayman Islands hosted the FIFA
Futuro III Administration &
Management Instructors Course from
12-18 December 2005.
The aim of the course was to educate member association instructors in
coaching, refereeing, sports medicine,
administration and management.
GUYANA STAGES COURSE & SEMINAR
Over fifty participants took part in
a CONCACAF Match Commissioners
Course and a Sports Medicine Seminar
on 20 and 21 January, respectively,
staged by the Guyana Football
Federation (GFF).
The Match Commissioners Course
had CONCACAF Director of Development
Richard Braithwaite and GFF President
Colin Klass as the instructors on 20
January, while Dr. Terence Babwah conducted the seminar on Sports Medicine
and Treatment of Injuries the next day.

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