CCL refs for Group Stage first round released
NEW YORK -- Panama's Roberto Moreno, a veteran referee of the 2008 Olympics, 2010 Club World Cup and last year's CONCACAF Champions League final, will officiate the Alajuelense-Morelia match in the first round of the CCL's Group Stage on August 16.
Moreno headed the list of first-round referees announced Tuesday, which also includes Costa Rica's Walter Quesada, officiating in his fourth Champions League, for the Santos-Real Espana match; and Enrico Wijngaarde of Suriname, a three-time Gold Cup verteran who will officiate the LA Galaxy-Motagua match.
CONCACAF Champions League
(All Times U.S. Eastern, Home teams listed first)
Tuesday, August 16
Santos Laguna (MEX) vs. Real España (HON), 8 p.m.
Referee: Walter Quesada (CRC)
Assistant: Leonel Leal (CRC)
Assistant: Octavio Jara (CRC)
Fourth: Jeffery Solís (CRC)
Alajuelense (CRC) vs. Morelia (MEX), 10 p.m.
Referee: Roberto Moreno (PAN)
Assistant: Daniel Williamson (PAN)
Assistant: Rey Mendoza (PAN)
Fourth: Jafeth Perea (PAN)
Seattle Sounders (USA) vs. Comunicaciones (GUA), 10 p.m.
Referee: Paul Delgadillo (MEX)
Assistant: Marco Quinteros (MEX)
Assistant: Salvador Rodríguez (MEX)
Fourth: Alfredo Peñaloza (MEX)
Wednesday, August 17
Herediano (CRC) vs. Monterrey (MEX), 8 p.m.
Referee: Marlon Mejía (SLV)
Assistant: Miguel Méndez (SLV)
Assistant: Douglas Bermúdez (SLV)
Fourth: Joel Aguilar (SLV)
Pumas UNAM (MEX) vs. FC Dallas (USA), 10 p.m.
Referee: José Molina (HON)
Assistant: Juan Rodas (HON)
Assistant: Oscar Velásquez (HON)
Fourth: Héctor Rodríguez (HON)
Colorado Rapids (USA) vs. Metapán (SLV), 10 p.m.
Referee: Trevor Taylor (BRB)
Assistant: Adrian Goddard (BRB)
Assistant: Clifton Garnes (BRB)
Fourth: Adrian Skeete (BRB)
Thursday, August 18
Tauro (PAN) vs. Toronto FC (CAN), 8 p.m.
Referee: Marcos Brea (CUB)
Assistant: Hiran Dopico (CUB)
Assistant: José Rodrigues (CUB)
Fourth: David Rubalcaba (CUB)