August 6, 2001 |
The Giants Cup came to a predictable ending Sunday--with a thud rather than a roar--when Club America of Mexico defeated D.C. United of the United States, 2-0, in front of 3,127 at the Coliseum. Dogged throughout by indifferent play and paltry attendance, the Giants Cup served no purpose other than to qualify two teams for another CONCACAF event, the Clubs Cup early in 2003.
September 2, 1988
Brazil's Olympic soccer team, one of the ranking international powers, will play Club America of Mexico tonight for the Camel Nations Cup championship at the Coliseum at 9. Brazil, which won the silver medal in the 1984 Olympics and is regarded among the strongest contenders for the gold in Seoul, advanced to the title game Tuesday with a 5-2 overtime victory over Argentina, the reigning world champion. Club America made the final by beating El Salvador, 3-0.
April 22, 1988 |
While wet grounds forced the postponement of the Dodger-Padre doubleheader Thursday evening, the already-delayed soccer doubleheader at the Coliseum went on as scheduled. Two days had passed since the originally scheduled game day, and Club America of Mexico and Penarol of Uruguay could wait no longer to play for the America's Cup. Club America was the 1987 Central and North American champion, Penarol the South American champion.
August 12, 2002 |
Mexico national team goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez played one of the games of his life Sunday, making a series of spectacular saves, but he was unable to prevent defending Mexican league champion Club America of Mexico City from defeating Chivas of Guadalajara, 1-0, at a packed Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara. Sanchez's most stunning save came when he threw himself to his right and batted away a penalty kick by Club America's Chilean striker, Ivan "Bam Bam" Zamorano, in the 24th minute.
July 30, 2007 |
Riding Rod Dyachenko's goal in the 12th minute, D.C. United didn't allow a shot on goal Sunday night to defeat Club America, 1-0, in a Group-B SuperLiga first-round game at Washington. Dyachenko scored from 12 yards out, pouncing on a headed pass from Christian Gomez near the penalty spot. The victory put United in solid position to advance to the semifinals of the tournament, which features four Major League Soccer teams and four Mexican first division clubs competing for a $1-million purse.
June 29, 2002 |
When Club America of Mexico faces River Plate of Argentina in an international exhibition tonight at 8 in the Coliseum, the Eagles will be meeting a familiar foe while preparing for bigger and better things. America, champions of the Mexican first division Summer tournament, and River Plate, Argentina's Closing tournament titlist, have met twice in the last four months in the South American Copa Libertadores tournament. America defeated River Plate, 1-0, in Buenos Aires on Feb.