This is the Group B preview as the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League gets underway on Aug. 4-6. For comprehensive CONCACAF Champions League coverage, bookmark this page.
Tigres UANL | HOW QUALIFIED: 2014 Apertura runners-up | PREVIOUS BEST: Quarterfinals (Most recent: 2012-13)
Herediano | HOW QUALIFIED: 2014 Costa Rican Verano champions | PREVIOUS BEST: Semifinals (Most recent: 2014-15)
This is the Group A preview as the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League gets underway on Aug. 4-6. For comprehensive CONCACAF Champions League coverage, bookmark this page.
Santos Laguna | HOW QUALIFIED: 2015 Clausura champions | PREVIOUS BEST: Runner-up (Most Recent: 2013)
Saprissa | HOW QUALIFIED: 2014 Invierno champion | PREVIOUS BEST: Semifinals (Most Recent: 2011)
VANCOUVER, BC - Eight games over four weeks in three different competitions. That's the task facing the Vancouver Whitecaps during a jam-packed August.
With five matches in MLS, their first CONCACAF Champions League game and a two-legged Canadian Championship final, there's a lot at stake with very little room for error.
"It really is a great challenge for us," Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson told reporters this week. "Who knows the outcome? In five weeks, I'll either be stood here with a big smile on my face or I won't."
Even after last Friday’s dramatic 1-0 victory over D.C. United, the Seattle Sounders are nonetheless mired in their toughest stretch of the 2015 season, struggling to score goals amid a 1-4-0 skid across all competitions since their controversial 3-1 US Open Cup elimination at the hands of the Portland Timbers on June 16.
However, you'd never know it from talking to general manager Garth Lagerwey.
Seattle Sounders not bringing Erik Friberg back to sit on the bench: "We need bodies in the engine room"
TUKWILA, Wash. -- Erik Friberg is headed back to the Seattle Sounders. To hear head coach Sigi Schmid and general manager Garth Lagerwey tell it, the 29-year-old Swedish midfielder isn’t coming back to the Pacific Northwest to be a benchwarmer.
“Erik’s a player who has started wherever he’s been with few exceptions,” Schmid told reporters following Seattle’s Tuesday practice. “He’s a guy that’s definitely going to compete for a starting spot.”