CONCACAF League Game Notes: Walter Ferretti v Belmopan Bandits
Walter Ferretti’s Jose Bernardo Laureiro (pictured) runs to celebrate after scoring against visiting Club America in a Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League match on September 16, 2015, in Managua, Nicaragua.
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WALTER FERRETTI BELMOPAN BANDITS
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Match Officials
Referee - Michael Rodriguez (Cuba)
AR1 - Raidel Toledo (Cuba)
AR2 - Hiran Dopico (Cuba)
4th - Jeffrey Solis (Costa Rica)
Suspended
Walter Ferretti: None
Belmopan Bandits: None
Single Caution
Walter Ferretti: None
Belmopan Bandits: None
Estadio Independencia - Esteli, Nicaragua
August 3, 2017 - 10:00 pm ET (8:00 pm Local)

WALTER FERRETTI

  • Qualification Method: non-champion with best aggregate record in 2016/17 season
  • Previous Scotiabank CONCACAF League appearances (SCL): 1st SCL appearance
  • CONCACAF club titles: 0
  • Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) appearances: 1 (2015/16)
  • Best SCCL Finish: Group Stage-1 (2015/16)
  • All-Time SCCL Record: W-0; D-0; L-4; GF-2; GA-8
  • 2015/16 SCCL Results: 0-1 away loss v Club America; 0-2 away loss v Motagua; 1-3 home loss v Club America (Jose Bernardo Laueiro 39’); 1-2 home loss v Motagua (Raul Leguias 75’)
  • By virtue of being non-champion with the best aggregate record from the 2016/17 Nicaraguan regular seasons, earned a berth in the first-ever Scotiabank CONCACAF League ... compiled 20W-11D-5L record (69GF, 29GA) to finish 10 points ahead of third-place UNAN Managua
  • Nicaraguan league titles: 3 (1997/98, 2000/01, 2014/15)
  • Jose Bernardo Laureiro, Midfielder (25): played in four matches for Uruguay in 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup ... played in all four of Walter Ferretti’s matches in 2015/16 SCCL ... scored in both legs legs of 2016/17 Clausura final v Real Esteli (agg: 2-3)
  • Denis Espinoza, Goalkeeper (33): played in all four of Walter Ferretti’s 2015/16 SCCL games... made Nicaragua debut in international friendly against Bermuda in April 2004 ... competed in six all- time World Cup qualifiers ... played one game in 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup (0-4 loss v Panama)
  • Eulises Pavon, Forward (24): played in the three games for Nicaragua in 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup ... played in all four of Walter Ferretti’s 2015/16 SCCL games
  • Norlan Cuadra, Midfielder (29): appeared in one CONCACAF qualifier for the 2018 FIFA World Cup for Nicaragua (came on as a 70th min. substitute in 3-0 away win v Anguilla) ... scored only goal for Nicaragua in 5-0 friendly win v visiting Cuba on December 8, 2015
  • Carlos Membreno, Midfielder (28): appeared in one CONCACAF qualifier for the 2018 FIFA World Cup for Nicaragua (came on as a 90’+4 min. substitute in 3-1 away win v Suriname) 

BELMOPAN BANDITS

  • Qualification Method: 2016 Opening champion and 2017 Closing champion
  • Previous Scotiabank CONCACAF League appearances (SCL): 1st SCL appearance
  • CONCACAF Club Titles: 0
  • Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) appearances: 0
  • Fellow Belizean side Verdes FC appeared in two editions of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (2008/09, 2015/16), posting a 1W-1D-4 L record ... Lone win came against visiting San Francisco (Panama), 2-1, on September 22, 2015 ... Deon McCaulay (18’, 87’) scored both goals
  • Police United lost all four of its matches in the 2016/17 SCCL 
  • Belizean titles: 7
  • Shane Orio, Goalkeeper (36 ... will turn 37 in four days): appeared in 16 career World Cup qualifiers for Belize
  • Ian Gaynair, Defender (31): scored Belize’s only CONCACAF Gold Cup goal, netting in 40th minute of 6-1 loss to the United States on July 9, 2013
  • Elroy Smith, Defender (35): scored for Belize in 5-2 loss against El Salvador in the 2011 Copa Centroamericana 
  • Georgie Welcome, Forward (32): played in three matches for Honduras in the 2010 FIFA World Cup