Category Archives: CONCACAF OLYMPIC QUALIFYING

Wednesday Kickoff: Abidal has liver transplant, Cuban player defects & more

While Barcelona was busy pulling within one point of Real Madrid a top the table in La Liga with a resounding 4-0 victory over Getafe on Tuesday, left back Eric Abidal was undergoing a liver transplant needed to save his … Continue reading »

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Tuesday Kickoff: Mexico takes U-23 crown, Rodgers scores in Norway & more

Photo by Bill Barrett/ISIphotos.com Mexico's Under-23 men's national team will head to the Olympics as CONCACAF's champion. Mexican-American left back Miguel Ponce scored in extra time to lift Mexico to a come-from-behind, 2-1 victory over Honduras in the final of … Continue reading »

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Mexico, Honduras to meet in final after securing Olympic berths

When Mexico and Honduras square off on Monday in the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying final, there will be little to play for other than bragging rights. Both teams will represent CONCACAF in this summer's Olympics after securing berths to the competition in … Continue reading »

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El Salvador’s Larin suspended three games

If El Salvador's Under-23 men's national team is to qualify for this summer's Olympics, they will have to do so without one of their top defenders. Alexander Larin was suspended three games by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee on Friday for his … Continue reading »

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Wednesday Kickoff: Mexico, Honduras through; FA cup semifinals set & more

Photo by David Bernal/ISIphotos.com At least one group in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying played out as expected. Honduras captured second place in Group B with a 2-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago at the Home Depot Center Tuesday night behind goals … Continue reading »

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USA U-23s out of Olympic contention after draw with El Salvador

By FRANCO PANIZO The U.S. Under-23 men's national team's Olympic dream is over before it ever really got started. A late blunder by substitute goalkeeper Sean Johnson in the final minute of stoppage time erased a heroic comeback from the … Continue reading »

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