SEATTLE — Andy Rose scored a goal and had a pair of assists to lead the Seattle Sounders to a 3-1 win over Caledonia AIA at CenturyLink Field in CONCACAF Champions League group-stage play on Thursday.
The Sounders, who thoroughly dominated the match from start to finish, also got first-half goals from Sammy Ochoa and Fredy Montero.
SEATTLE. – Los Seattle Sounders FC comenzaron con pie derecho su participación en la Liga de Campeones de la CONCACAF al vencer al Caledonia AIA de Trinidad y Tobago por 3-1 y de esa forma sumar sus primeros tres puntos en la competición continental.
TORONTO – Paul Mariner knows how elusive confidence can be, so the Toronto FC head coach was delighted to see his team regain it with a dominating performance on Wednesday.
Coming off a poor 2-0 loss to Houston last weekend, the Reds trounced travel-weary CD Águila of El Salvador 5-1 in their opening group-stage match of the CONCACAF Champions League at BMO Field.
SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC vs CALEDONIA AIA
CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash.
Aug. 2, 2012 (Week 1)
10 p.m. ET (Fox Soccer)
CHESTER, Pa. – As a second-year player on the Philadelphia Union, Keon Daniel has seen the Seattle Sounders enough to know how good of a team they are.
But the Trinidad and Tobago International also knows a thing or two about Seattle’s first opponent in CONCACAF Champions League play, Caledonia AIA. After all, he played with the Trinidadian club for three seasons before coming to MLS.
Seattle host Caledonia on Thursday (10 pm ET, Fox Soccer), before facing them in Trinidad and Tobago on Aug. 30.
TUKWILA, Wash. – When scouting a team like Caledonia AIA, sometimes the normal outlets simply aren’t sufficient.
Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid said they were forced to scour the Internet to find information about their opponent for their CONCACAF Champions League opener on Thursday night at CenturyLink Field (10 pm ET, Fox Soccer).
TORONTO – Reggie Lambe was arguably Toronto FC’s best player Wednesday night, with two goals in a big win over CD Águila in both teams’ CONCACAF Champions League group-stage opener.
Yet the Bermudan was still left wanting.
“I got on the score sheet, but I still wanted to get my hat trick and I’m a bit disappointed about that,” the 21-year-old native told reporters after the 5-1 victory over the Salvadoran side. “I’m glad we did get the win.”
TORONTO – Toronto FC stressed the importance of winning their home games as they entered the 2012-13 edition of the CONCACAF Champions League.
They also wanted to put on a good show at BMO Field after their dud in a 2-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo in a league game last Saturday.
It was mission accomplished on both counts on Wednesday night, as the Reds flattened Salvadoran side Águila with a 5-1 victory in their Group 1 opener.