Wednesday, May 17, 2006

CONCACAF Champions League?

DCenters has a link to this on his site, but I figured I would post the main part here and try and figure out what some of this means. Univision released a press release that says that TeleFutura will be showing a bunch of soccer in the US next year, here is their list -

Copa America," the soccer championship of South America, is one of the oldest and most hotly contested tournaments in the world, predating even the World Cup. With live coverage from host country Venezuela, TeleFutura will bring the excitement home to U.S. Hispanic soccer fans. (June 26 - July 15, 2007)

"Copa Oro" TeleFutura covers all the action in this soccer championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean, featuring 12 teams including Mexico and the U.S., competing in matches in six U.S. cities. (June 6-24, 2007)

"International Friendlies" will showcase many of the world's top national teams facing off against some of the most popular professional club teams, featuring some of the biggest superstars of soccer. TeleFutura will be the exclusive Spanish-language home to five of the most exciting soccer matches to be played in the largest U.S. Hispanic markets all year.

"Major League Soccer Game of the Week" will showcase 25 of the best U.S. professional soccer matches, plus the MLS All-Star game, MLS Cup Final, and will feature some of Hispanic soccer fans' favorite teams, including Chivas USA (Los Angeles), LA Galaxy, Red Bull New York, Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo, FC Dallas, and DC United. (April - November, Sunday 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT)

"CONCACAF Champions League" patterned after the highly successful UEFA Champions League and featuring the top club teams from the Mexican Primera Division and Major League Soccer, the tournament will be televised exclusively on TeleFutura, with 33 live matches including all quarterfinals, semifinals, and the big final game. (July 18 - November 15, 2007, Tuesday and Wednesday nights)

What exactly is the Copa Oro? Is this the CONCACAF Champions Cup renamed and only to be taking place in the US next season, instead of "bag of piss throwing" stadiums in Costa Rica or Mexico?

The CONCACAF Champions that the tournament that Garber & Co. are working on getting setup between MLS and the MPL?

Whatever these are, I like the sound of them and I hope that there will be English broadcasts of these events as well. I wouldn't mind learning Spanish, but I would like to understand what is being said. I also am looking forward to attending more United matches against quality opponents, instead of RBNY and RSL.


Blogger I-66 said...

Copa Oro = "Gold Cup" in Spanish

Not a new competition, just the Spanish name.

8:39 AM  

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