CONCACAF announced on Tuesday that Traffic Sports won the bid to become the Confederation's 'commercial rights partner' for the 2013 Gold Cup and the 2014/15 Champions League. “The strategic alliance with Traffic is the result of a long assessment process that showcases the vast and growing interest in the market for our Confederation properties and tournaments,” CONCACAF President Jeffrey . . .
Tijuana took care of business at home in the Liga MX playoffs on Sunday night, wiping out top seed Leon's two goal lead from the opening leg with a 3-0 shutout at Estadio Caliente. Edgar Castillo and Joe Corona got the start for Tijuana, with Corona subbing out in the 61st minute. Fidel Martinez opened the scoring in the 43rd minute and Duvier Riascos brought Tijuana level on aggregate in the . . .
We start in the Bundesliga, where Fabian Johnson scored in Hoffenheim's 2-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen. Trailing by two goals, Johnson scored in the 59th minute. Steve Cherundolo and Hannover were on the wrong side of a 5-0 shutout against Bayern Munich. Bayern have a nine-point lead at the top of the table after 13 games. Timmy Chandler and Nurnberg played out a scoreless draw with Greuther . . .
NBC will be the home of England's Premier League starting in 2013-14. According to reports, NBC will pay $250 million for three seasons. “The NBC Sports Group has an excellent track record in sports broadcasting and will showcase the Barclays Premier League to fans across the USA through its extensive network of channels and high quality production,” Premier League CEO Richard Scudamore said . . .
CONCACAF announced on Monday that Univision bought the Confederation's Spanish-language television broadcast rights in the United States for the Champions League through 2021-22 and the Gold Cup through 2021. “This substantial deal demonstrates the growing interest in the game among American fans and will ensure millions more can enjoy their favorite matches throughout the United States,” . . .
The Los Angeles Galaxy won on the road in Champions League play on Thursday night. With the group already secure, they advance as the fourth seed in the knockout stage. With a squad that was closer to the reserve team than what's normally on display in Major League Soccer, LA took the lead with a 38th minute Jack McBean goal. Metapan equalized in the 55th minute, but it . . .
With CONMEBOL announcing that the 2016 Copa America will take place in the United States and feature teams from CONCACAF, the North and Central American Confederation issued the following statement from general secretary Enrique Sanz: "Even though playing the 2016 Copa America in the CONCACAF region with our teams and those from CONMEBOL would be a wonderful experience for all fans, we are . . .
Guatemala got a late winner to take three points at home in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying on Friday night. Carlos Figueroa opened the scoring in the 16th minute, with Jamaica's Luton Shelton equalizing from the penalty spot in the 61st. Carlos Ruiz won the game for Guatemala in the 85th. The United States and Guatemala meet in the final Group A match day tied on points and goal . . .
CONCACAF has announced that it will once again be using England's Football Association for coaching education. One coach from each of CONCACAF's countries will receive training from the FA at their facility at St George's Park. “This initiative is a first step into fulfilling our commitment to promote development in our region,” CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb said in a press . . .
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