A professional performance saw host Real Espana defeat Trinidad & Tobago's W Connection 1-0 on Thursday night in a CONCACAF Champions League, Group D encounter at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano.
CONCACAF Champions League
No Frias, no problem.
With the club's leading goal-scorer Jonathan Frias missing through injury, Andre Toussaint put in a man of the match performance to lead his team to an historic 2-1 win over New York Red Bulls.
A 19-man W Connection squad will leave today at 5.30pm for Honduras where they will come up against Real CD Espana in their Group D opener of the 2009/2010 Concacaf Champions League group of 16 competition on Thursday in San Pedro Sula.
Hughton Hector’s 72nd minute equalizer off a defensive miscue lifted W Connection to a 2-2 draw with the New York Red Bulls in the opening leg of a CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round series at Manny Ramjohn Stadium Thursday night.
Work has just begun
Lincoln Phillips, Trinidad & Tobago's technical director of football yesterday congratulated W Connection and CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh football clubs for reaching the group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League. But he said their work had only now begun.
As first impressions go, Kevin Goldthwaite's initial look at Trinidad & Tobago wasn't a good one.
Marvin Oliver scored a pair of second-half goals and San Juan Jabloteh beat San Francisco FC of Panama 3-0 on Thursday to advance to the Group Stage of the CONCACAF Champions League.
Carlos Vilarete converted a fifth minute penalty kick and and Temistocles Perez added a late clincher to lift San Francisco FC over San Juan Jabloteh 2-0 on Wednesday, putting it in position to return to the Group Stage of the CONCACAF Champions League.