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Central open Champions League campaign in LA; WCFC travel to Mexico

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.

Photo: Former England star Steven Gerrard (left) drives home his country's second and final goal in their 2006 World Cup win over Trinidad and Tobago. Looking on are Aurtis Whitley (right) and Dennis Lawrence. (Copyright Robert Schmidt/AFP 2015)
Photo: Former England star Steven Gerrard (left) drives home his country’s second and final goal in their 2006 World Cup win over Trinidad and Tobago.
Looking on are Aurtis Whitley (right) and Dennis Lawrence.
(Copyright Robert Schmidt/AFP 2015)

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.

Photo: W Connection attacker Shahdon Winchester. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: W Connection attacker Shahdon Winchester.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

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;

Photo: Central FC's Jamal Jack (right) breaks clear of W Connection defender Christian Ocoro Viveros to devastating effect during the 2015 Caribbean Club Championship final. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Central FC’s Jamal Jack (right) breaks clear of W Connection defender Christian Ocoro Viveros to devastating effect during the 2015 Caribbean Club Championship final.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

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.

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15 comments

  1. And wasn’t that the same thing that the corrupted Jack Warner did when he promised the 2006 Soca Warriors monies for qualifying for the World Cup eh, and it is the same thing that the sports minister did to his players. Them really good yes.

  2. Same thing I saying with these Pro teams. All the hype initially, rhythm section, supporter posse, cash flow etc. Then all of a sudden they die down. Ma Pau, Petrotrin, TTEC, all came and went. Maybe Central FC going out the door. What about the issue where the players said they were promised 50% of the league earnings Lasana ? Is this associated with the current dilema ?

  3. Leston Paul is a free agent now too. But maybe…

  4. Wishing central and connection all the best!!

  5. The US’ technical issues was sorted last Friday. So it is business as usual at the Embassy.

  6. Okay. Truth is I’ve only heard rumours of Oliver’s issue. I don’t know with certainty what his problem was with US authorities. So we will see.
    It will be a big loss for Central if he can’t travel.

  7. Lasana Liburd no it might not happen because Prof Jamaal Shabazz case was very different from my bestest player Marvin so we shall see.

  8. No change yet Sebastian Mckay

  9. Earl Mango Pierre, if Jamaal Shabazz was able to travel then why not Oliver? Central would need to apply early and might need help from the National Security Ministry. But that is possible.

  10. Lasana Liburd what’s the latest regarding Central’s vacant manager position and expiring player contracts.

  11. Oh Lord I just remember that my bestest player Marvin Oliver won’t be making that trip to the America ent Lasana Liburd.

  12. Nice I still have some time to get them their boots.