Thursday, August 21, 2014

CONCACAF Champions League - Match Day 2 Results

Eight more matches in the books with every MLS side in the tourney with the exception of the New York Red Bulls in action. Here's a look at this week's results highlighted by wins by Portland, DC United and the Montreal Impact.


Portland 4 Alpha United 1

Portland took their show on the road to Guyana and rode goals by Congo's Steve Zakuani, Argentina's Maximiliano Urruti, Nigeria's Fanendo Adi and Jamaica's Alvas Powell to a 4-1 victory over Alpha United. Zakuani's goal was his first in a Timbers uniform since joining the club after 5 seasons with the Seattle Sounders. Alpha United's first goal of the tournament came just before halftime when Lilo scored on a free kick to cut Portland's lead to 2-1.

America 6 Bayamon FC 1

Bayamon FC suffered their second straight 5 goal loss, this one to América as the Mexican power scored 4 times in the first 20 minutes, and 5 times before the half. América outshot Bayamon FC 25-1 in the match with Nick Walker's header for goal the only offensive chance for the Puerto Rican club all night. Walker, the 43rd overall pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft is on loan from FC Dallas. Martin Zúñiga scored twice to lead América's offense while Ventura Alvarado, Ecuadorian international Michael Arroyo, Moises Velasco and Gil Buron all added one of their own.

Sporting Kansas City 1 Real Esteli 1

Sporting struggled in their Champions League opener falling behind early on own goal by Jorge Claros. While they managed to equalize on a free kick goal by Toni not ten minutes later, they struggled to create scoring chances getting outshot 11-4. Jon Kempin made three saves to preserve a draw on the road.

Chorillo FC 1 Cruz Azul 0

Defending Champion Cruz Azul finds themselves with just one point through two matches after dropping a 1-0 decision against Panama's Chorillo FC. Colombian striker Yustin Arboleda scored the only goal of the match and helped put Chorillo in the driver's seat early on in Group 6. Cruz Azul possessed the ball for 2/3 of the match, but managed to put just 1 of 17 shots on target against keeper Junior Torres. Eight yellow cards were issued during the match.


DC United 1 Waterhouse FC 0

Eddie Johnson's goal 5 minutes into the match stood up as DC United defeated Jamaica's Waterhouse FC 1-0 in DC's Champions League opener. Waterhouse, who won their opener over Tauro 2-1, couldn't solve DC keeper Joe Willis and despite a 21-6 shot advantage, they were unable to find the back of the net. Willis finished with six saves.

Montreal 3 CD FAS 2

Montreal completed their sweep of CD FAS after blowing an early 2-0 lead and rallying for a 3-2 win. Marco Di Vaio scored twice and Andres Romero once to lead the Impact attack. Di Vaio now has 3 goals in the tournament and the Impact are halfway to their 2014 MLS win total through just two Champions League matches. Montreal did see their second red card in as many matches as Felipe Martins received a second yellow midway through the second half. In their opener, it was defender Hassoun Camara who received the early exit. FAS got their goals from Marcio Teruel and Jorge Morán.


Real España 1 Municipal 1

Bryan Róchez gave Real España an early 1-0 lead, but MLS veteran, and Guatemala's all-time leading scorer, Carlos Ruiz netted a second half penalty as Municipal fought for a 1-1 draw on the road. The 19-year old Róchez scored 20 goals during the 2013-14 season to finish second in the Honduran Liga Nacional behind Real Sociedad's Rony Martínez. Ruiz returned to Guatemala in February after a brief stint with D.C. United in 2013. Ruiz has appeared in nearly 200 MLS games with the Galaxy, FC Dallas, Toronto FC, Philadelphia and DC. He scored the game winning goal in the 2002 MLS Final for LA, capping off a season in which he scored 24 goals to grab the MLS Golden Boot.

Herediano 4 Isidro Metapán 0

Playing in place of the Belmopan Bandits, Herediano thrashed Isidro Metapán 4-0 behind a pair of first half goals from striker Yendrick Ruiz. Elias Aguilar and Víctor Núñez added goals for the Costa Rican side.


8/26 - Saprissa vs Real Esteli
8/26 - New York Red Bulls vs FAS
8/26 - Comunicaciones vs América
8/27 - Municipal vs Pachuca
8/27 - León vs Herediano
8/28 - Waterhouse vs Tauro
8/28 - Olimpia vs Alpha United
8/28 - Alajuelense vs Chorrillo

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