Pro League champions Central FC will open their 2015/16 CONCACAF Champions League campaign away to United States Major League Soccer team (MLS) outfit, LA Galaxy on August 6.
At present, LA Galaxy is fourth in the Western Conference and is the highest scoring outfit in the MLS with 27 goals from 20 matches.
Former England and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will be unveiled to Galaxy fans on July 4 and should be well integrated into his new team by the time they face Central.
In contrast, the “Couva Sharks” are rudderless at the moment after choosing not to renew the contract of former head coach Terry Fenwick. Nearly half of Central’s first team players from their title winning squad, including “Soca Warrior” playmaker Ataulla Guerra, are now free agents although operations director Kevin Harrison hopes to retain the players he wants for the new season.
DIRECTV W Connection will be the first Pro League team to see Champions League action this year as they travel to Mexico to face champion club, Santos, on August 5.
Connection look set to lose playmaker Hashim Arcia to the Defence Force for the upcoming season. However, the “Savonetta Boys” are likely to be boosted by the return of talented defender Daneil Cyrus while attacker Shahdon Winchester is likely to still be available to coach Stuart Charles-Fevrier.
2015/16 CONCACAF Champions League fixtures
(Home teams listed first)
Santos (Mex) v W Connection, August 5;
LA Galaxy (USA) v Central FC, August 6;
Saprissa (CRC) v W Connection, August 20;
Comunicaciones (GUA) v Central FC, August 27;
W Connection v Saprissa (CRC), September 16;
Central FC v Comunicaciones (GUA), September 17;
W Connection v Santos (MEX), September 22;
Central FC v LA Galaxy, September 23.