2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League group stage

The group stage of the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League was played from August 6 to October 24, 2013. A total of 24 teams competed in the group stage.[1]

DrawEdit

The draw for the group stage was held on June 3, 2013, 20:00 EDT (UTC−4), at the InterContinental Hotel at Doral in Miami.[2]

The 24 teams were drawn into eight groups of three, with each group containing one team from each of the three pots. The allocation of teams into pots was based on their national association and qualifying berth. Teams from the same association (excluding "wildcard" teams which replace a team from another association) could not be drawn with each other in the group stage, and each group was guaranteed to contain a team from either the United States or Mexico, meaning U.S. and Mexican teams could not play each other in the group stage.[3]

SeedingEdit

The following were the group stage seeding of the 24 teams which qualified for the Champions League:

Pot A
  Tijuana   América   LA Galaxy   San Jose Earthquakes
  Herediano   Olimpia   Comunicaciones   Árabe Unido
Pot B
  Toluca   Cruz Azul   Houston Dynamo   Sporting Kansas City
  Alajuelense   Victoria   Isidro Metapán   Montreal Impact
Pot C
  Heredia   Luis Ángel Firpo   Sporting San Miguelito   Real Estelí
  Cartaginés   W Connection   Valencia   Caledonia AIA

FormatEdit

In the group stage, each group was played on a home-and-away round-robin basis. The winners of each group advanced to the championship stage.

TiebreakersEdit

In each group, teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[1]

  1. Greater number of points earned in matches between the teams concerned
  2. Greater goal difference in matches between the teams concerned
  3. Greater number of goals scored away from home in matches between the teams concerned
  4. Reapply first three criteria if two or more teams are still tied
  5. Greater goal difference in all group matches
  6. Greater number of goals scored in group matches
  7. Greater number of goals scored away in all group matches
  8. Drawing of lots

GroupsEdit

The matchdays were August 6–8, August 20–22, August 27–29, September 17–19, September 24–26, and October 22–24, 2013.[4]

All times U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4)

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts ARA HOU WCO
  Árabe Unido 4 3 0 1 7 3 +4 9 1–0 3–1
  Houston Dynamo 4 2 1 1 4 2 +2 7 2–1 2–0
  W Connection 4 0 1 3 1 7 −6 1 0–2 0–0
Árabe Unido  3–1  W Connection
Ward   21'33'
González   53'
Report Benjamin   76'


Houston Dynamo  2–1  Árabe Unido
Weaver   23'76' Report Arroyo   8' (pen.)

W Connection  0–2  Árabe Unido
Report Fraiz   28'
Arroyo   61'

Houston Dynamo  2–0  W Connection
Johnson   39'
Boswell   52'
Report

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts KC OLI EST
  Sporting Kansas City 4 2 2 0 5 1 +4 8 0–0 1–1
  Olimpia 4 2 1 1 2 2 0 7 0–2 1–0
  Real Estelí 4 0 1 3 1 5 −4 1 0–2 0–1

Real Estelí  0–1  Olimpia
Report Méndez   47'


Sporting Kansas City  1–1  Real Estelí
Peterson   78' Report Calero   54'


Sporting Kansas City  0–0  Olimpia
Report

Group 3Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts CA HER VAL
  Cruz Azul 4 4 0 0 10 2 +8 12 3–0 3–0
  Herediano 4 2 0 2 11 8 +3 6 1–2 4–2
  Valencia 4 0 0 4 4 15 −11 0 1–2 1–6
Valencia  1–6  Herediano
R. Joseph   68' Report Gómez   39'
Ruiz   45'
Nuñez   55'
Sánchez   71'
Porras   81'
Duverger   85' (o.g.)

Cruz Azul  3–0  Herediano
Pereira   32'
Pavone   42'
Torrado   45+1'
Report
Attendance: 3,000

Valencia  1–2  Cruz Azul
Amy   72' Report Amione   17'
Lara   86'

Herediano  4–2  Valencia
Vargas   1'
Díaz   7'
Sánchez   52'
Porras   77'
Report R. Joseph   50'
Amy   85'

Cruz Azul  3–0  Valencia
Emaná   6'31'75' Report

Herediano  1–2  Cruz Azul
Porras   56' Report Emaná   6'
Lara   89'

Group 4Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts ALA AME SM
  Alajuelense 4 3 0 1 4 1 +3 9 1–0 2–0
  América 4 2 0 2 4 2 +2 6 0–1 3–0
  Sporting San Miguelito 4 1 0 3 1 6 −5 3 1–0 0–1




Alajuelense  2–0  Sporting San Miguelito
Palacios   62'
Alpízar   76'
Report

América  0–1  Alajuelense
Report Palacios   55'
Attendance: 20,000

Group 5Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts SJ MTL HER
  San Jose Earthquakes 4 2 0 2 4 2 +2 6[a] 3–0 1–0
  Montreal Impact 4 2 0 2 3 4 −1 6[a] 1–0 2–0
  Heredia 4 2 0 2 2 3 −1 6[a] 1–0 1–0
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c All three teams are tied on points, and so are ranked by overall goal difference, then overall goals scored.
Montreal Impact  1–0  San Jose Earthquakes
Camara   17' Report
Attendance: 15,115




Montreal Impact  2–0  Heredia
Paponi   4'
Wenger   54'
Report

Group 6Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts TOL COM CAL
  Toluca 4 4 0 0 15 4 +11 12 5–1 3–1
  Comunicaciones 4 2 0 2 7 7 0 6 1–2 2–0
  Caledonia AIA 4 0 0 4 2 13 −11 0 1–5 0–3
Toluca  3–1  Caledonia AIA
Benítez   24'
Almazán   30'
Nava   61'
Report Wade   88'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: John Pitti (Panama)

Comunicaciones  1–2  Toluca
López   19' Report Nava   17'
Cacho   26' (pen.)

Caledonia AIA  0–3  Comunicaciones
Report Suárez   11'62'90+4'

Caledonia AIA  1–5  Toluca
Bain   46' Report Nava   18'67'
Muhammad   28' (o.g.)
Brambila   41'
Sinha   72'


Toluca  5–1  Comunicaciones
Nava   5'89'
Benítez   23'72'
Trejo   67'
Report Márquez   54'

Group 7Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts TIJ FIR VIC
  Tijuana 4 3 1 0 10 2 +8 10 1–0 6–0
  Luis Ángel Firpo 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3 7 0–0 2–1
  Victoria 4 0 0 4 4 15 −11 0 2–3 1–4
Luis Ángel Firpo  0–0  Tijuana
Report

Victoria  2–3  Tijuana
Crisanto   48' (pen.)
Elvir   86'
Report Arriola   12'
Olsina   41'
Pellerano   69'


Luis Ángel Firpo  2–1  Victoria
Guevara   72'
Rivera   82'
Report Hoyos   19'

Tijuana  6–0  Victoria
Olsina   17'
Arriola   32'
Cerda   35'
Gomez   60'68'85'
Report
Attendance: 17,000

Victoria  1–4  Luis Ángel Firpo
Vuelto   50' Report García   45+2' (pen.)
Canales   68'81'
Guevara   86'

Group 8Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts LA CAR MET
  LA Galaxy 4 3 0 1 6 4 +2 9 2–0 1–0
  Cartaginés 4 1 1 2 4 7 −3 4[a] 0–3 0–0
  Isidro Metapán 4 1 1 2 6 5 +1 4[a] 4–0 2–4
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Cartaginés and Isidro Metapán are ranked on head-to-head record.
Isidro Metapán  2–4  Cartaginés
Sirias   45' (o.g.)
Muñoz   56'
Report Herrera   41'69'80'
Flores   45+2'

LA Galaxy  2–0  Cartaginés
Keane   66'90+4' Report
Attendance: 9,474


LA Galaxy  1–0  Isidro Metapán
Courtois   7' Report
Attendance: 6,211[9]

Cartaginés  0–3  LA Galaxy
Report McBean   6'
Hoffman   18'
Courtois   29'

Isidro Metapán  4–0  LA Galaxy
Muñoz   30'31'33'41' Report

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "CONCACAF Champions League Regulations 2013/2014" (PDF). CONCACAF.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-08. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  2. ^ "2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League Draw Takes Place in Miami". CONCACAF.com. June 3, 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-07-09. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  3. ^ "CONCACAF Champions League 2013/2014 Regulations". CONCACAF.com. June 4, 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-07-10. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  4. ^ "2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage Schedule" (PDF). CONCACAF.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-08. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  5. ^ "Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 2, Árabe Unido 1". Houston Dynamo. August 27, 2013.
  6. ^ "Match Recap: Houston Dynamo 2, W Connection 0". Houston Dynamo. September 25, 2013.
  7. ^ "Recap: Sporting KC stays unbeaten in Champions League with 1-1 draw against Nicaragua's Real Esteli FC". Sporting Kansas City. September 17, 2013.
  8. ^ "Recap: Sporting KC advances to quarterfinals of 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League". Sporting Kansas City. October 23, 2013.
  9. ^ "CCL Match Recap: LA Galaxy 1, Isidro Metapan 0". LA Galaxy. September 18, 2013.

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