Copa Centroamericana Match Day 1 Recap

The 2017 Copa Centroamericana kicked off this past Friday, January 13th. The biannual tournament pits Central American national teams against each other in a short tournament to name a regional champion as well as to select four national teams to the proceeding CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament.

Guatemala was not involved in this year’s tournament as the country’s football federation remains banned due to “political interference.” As such, this year’s tournament will follow a round-robin format from Jan. 13th – Jan. 22nd. The team with the most points at the end of the five match days will raise the tournament trophy.

Honduras 2 – 1 Nicaragua

Costa Rica 0 – 0 El Salvador

Panama 0 – 0 Belize

Honduras is the current leader with 3 points as the only team that won on opening day.

Match Day 2 is today, January 15th, on Univision Deportes.

Mexico vs. Panama Gold Cup Match at The Rose Bowl

This past Sunday was the much anticipated first set of CONCACAF Gold Cup matches between Mexico and Panama. Canada vs. Martinique was played before in a double-header but I skipped it in order to partake in all the free food at the tailgate parties.

I covered the game for Remezcla where you can see photos (including the above) and read a bit about the madness. See more HERE.

I also uploaded a bunch more photos on Flickr that were unused. Here are a few of my favorites that were cut:

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The foul that lead to…

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…Panama’s first goal.

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There are more on my flickr.