Copa Centroamericana adjusts start times

Costa Rica celebrate winning the penalty shoot out and progressing to the quarter finals

Photo by ISIPhotos.com

By CARL SETTERLUND

The Central American Cup, which has implications for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the 2016 Centennial Cup America, will be held in the United States for the first time this year, and those planning to attend or watch the games will need to take note of a few scheduling changes.

The Central American Football Union (UNCAF) announced on Monday that the games will still take place on the same day as previously listed, but the start times of the games will be moved back.

All first round games have been moved back by 30 minutes, while the final matches, set for Sept. 13 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, have all been pushed back by two hours.

The competition is split into two groups. Competing in Group A are Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panamá, while Group B will feature Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

Check below for the new schedule (all games times listed in Eastern time):

UPDATED COPA CENTROAMERICANA 2014 SCHEDULE

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at RFK Stadium, Washington D.C.
Costa Rica vs. Nicaragua – 5:30 p.m.
Honduras vs. Belize – 7:30 p.m.
El Salvador vs. Guatemala – 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 at the Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas
Costa Rica vs. Panama – 5 p.m.
Guatemala vs. Belize – 7 p.m.
Honduras vs. El Salvador – 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 at BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
Panama vs. Nicaragua – 6 p.m.
El Salvador vs. Belize – 8 p.m.
Honduras vs. Guatemala – 10 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, Calif.
Third Place Group A vs. Third Place Group B – 6 p.m.
Second Place Group A vs. Second Place Group B – 9 p.m.
First Place Group A vs. First Place Group B – 12 a.m.

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6 Responses to Copa Centroamericana adjusts start times

  1. AMPhibian says:

    a great celebration photo. i’m not sure if it’s better or worse for having the ref in the background.

  2. formerlyanonymous says:

    9pm local start in Houston? I know it’s hot, but come on.

  3. eddy says:

    What channel will show the games in the US.

  4. Smart Ass says:

    Isn’t the final on Sept. 14 at 12am?