W Connection host Chivas, Caledonia away to Marathon
Local clubs, W Connection and Caledonia AIA are hoping to end their participation in the CONCACAF Champions League with victory tonight. Neither team can advance further in the competition, but will seek to end on a winning note.
Pro League champions W Connection are home at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella, where, from eight p.m., they play Mexican giants Chivas, the Guadalajara-based club. When the teams met in the first leg, second half goals gave Chivas a comprehensive 4-0 win, although W Connection looked very good early in the match.
Meanwhile, Caledonia AIA arrived in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, yesterday, determined to end their Champions League campaign in style. The Caribbean champions will meet CD Marathon from eight p.m., in their final Group five match. With MLS team, Seattle Sounders having won the group, advancing to the quarterfinals with a perfect record, the AIA/Marathon match is set to be a classic clash for bragging rights. When the teams met in August at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Marathon walked away with a point following a hard fought draw.
"It is vital for both Caledonia and W Connection to finish this campaign on a high note since we represent Trinidad and Tobago as well as the Caribbean. We have shown that we can compete at this level, but the ability to keep our shape and intensity for the game has been a huge challenge," said Caledonia head coach Jamaal Shabazz.
"Not being in season was a convenient excuse for us, but now, two games into the new Pro League season, we must buckle down and represent."