Thursday, December 14, 2006

Boca finished; Pachuca Celebrate; Barca Demolish

Well, perennial South American power house, Boca Juniors completed their self destruction last night, losing to Estudiantes 2-1. Boca, at the beginning of December, had a 6 point lead in the Argentine Apertura. They went on to lose their last three matches (including last night) and Estudiantes rolled out 12 wins in 13 matches (including last night) to win the Apertura, their first title since 1983. Boca coach Ricardo La Volpe resigned after his club lost what appeared to be a title that was theirs.

Well, Mexico and CONCACAF for that matter, finally broke its duck. Pachuca knocked of Chilean power Colo Colo 2-1 to win the two legged series 3-2 and take home their first Copa Sudamericana championship. This marks the very first time that a CONCACAF club has won a CONMEBOL tournament. I would assume now that Pachuca will now play against Internacional in the Recopa Sudamericana as that two legged championship pits the winner of the Copa Libertadores against the Copa Sudamericana champion.

Internacional has another club on its mind as of right now, as Barcelona destroyed CONCACAF champion, Club America 4-0 this morning at the FIFA Club World Cup. The dream final that FIFA has the tournament designed for will take place Sunday morning (EST). I might actually get up to watch that...or just DVR it.

According to DC United's homepage, DC United and MLS will have a major announcement at 1pm today. As the Washington Post reported, this should be announcing that RFK will host the 2007 MLS Cup. There is also a rumor that the final sale of DC United will be announced as well, but we won't hold our breath on that one will we?

Chelsea moved to within 5 points of EPL table leaders Manchester United with a 1-0 victory over Newcastle. Drogba scored the lone goal for Chelsea.


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