Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Pachuca-Saprissa for regional supremacy

Pachuca of Mexico and Saprissa of Costa Rica will play the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions Cup tonight in Costa Rica. It will be interesting to see how Pachuca handles playing in Costa Rica as El Monstruo had its way with both Atlante and Houston at its house, winning each game by the same 3-0 score.

Though no American team is left in the tournament, an American player may participate nonetheless. Jose Francisco Torres of Pachuca is might play against Saprissa. Pachuca enters the match on the heels of a terrible result as los Tuzos fell to Puebla 5-2 on the weekend.

1 comment:

The Hammer said...

Believe it or not, Pachuca actually looked pretty tough on Sunday. Puebla was fighting for their lives in the relegation battle, and went up 2-0 early. Pachuca then came back with a 2-2, but a stupid tackle from Luis Gabriel Rey [translation: waste of space] resulted in a red card that took the punch out of the Tuzos, who still kept pressing forward and gave up 3 more.

I expect to see Torres in the starting XI