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
Group Stage

(All Times U.S. Eastern, Home teams listed first)

Round 1

Tuesday, August 16

Santos Laguna (MEX) vs. Real España (HON), 8 p.m.
Walter Quesada (CRC)
Assistant: Leonel Leal (CRC)
Assistant: Octavio Jara (CRC)
Fourth: Jeffery Solís (CRC)

LA Galaxy (USA) vs. Motagua (HON), 10 p.m.
Enrico Wijngaarde (SUR)
Assistant: Ramon Louisville (SUR)
Assistant: Garnet Page (JAM)
Fourth: Kevin Thomas (JAM)

Alajuelense (CRC) vs. Morelia (MEX), 10 p.m.
Roberto Moreno (PAN)
Assistant: Daniel Williamson (PAN)
Assistant: Rey Mendoza (PAN)
Fourth: Jafeth Perea (PAN)

Seattle Sounders (USA) vs. Comunicaciones (GUA), 10 p.m.
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.
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.
José Molina (HON)
Assistant: Juan Rodas (HON)
Assistant: Oscar Velásquez (HON)
Fourth: Héctor Rodríguez (HON)

Colorado Rapids (USA) vs. Metapán (SLV), 10 p.m.
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.
Marcos Brea (CUB)
Assistant: Hiran Dopico (CUB)
Assistant: José Rodrigues (CUB)
Fourth: David Rubalcaba (CUB)