MIAMI, Florida – The quarterfinals of the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf League are in the books and there were a number of players who stood out for their respective teams.
Here is a look at the 2020 SCL quarterfinal Team of the Week.
GK - Guerry Romondt (Arcahaie) – Romondt made two saves in the penalty shootout to help Arcahaie of Haiti reach their first ever Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League with a 4-3 shootout win over Forge FC of Canada following a 1-1 draw.
DF - Daniel Krutzen (Forge FC) – The Forge DF was as cool as can be in converting a penalty kick for his side shortly before halftime in the 1-1 draw with Arcahaie. Krutzen also delivered a strong defensive performance and led the team in scoring in the 2020 SCL with two goals.
DF - Maylor Nunez (Olimpia) – In the battle for bragging rights in Honduras, Nunez’s opening goal for Olimpia in their 2-0 win over Motagua proved to be a key moment. Nunez was also stellar in defense in helping secure the clean sheet victory.
DF - Marc Sully (Arcahaie) – Arcahaie were able to keep Forge largely under wraps thanks in large part to Sully. The center back was a physical presence on the Arcahaie back line in making clearances and cutting out scoring chances.
DF - Adolfo Machado (LDA) – The veteran Panamanian is a stalwart in the Alajuelense back line and helped guide his team to a 2-1 win over Real Esteli. Machado played a big role in clamping down on the Real Esteli attack in the final minutes to preserve his team’s victory.
MF - Deybi Flores (Olimpia) – The former Motagua man produced a moment of magic against his former club with a sensational volley that was the second goal in Olimpia’s 2-0 victory against their long-time Honduran rivals.
MF - Bryan Ruiz (LDA) – The Costa Rican World Cup hero scored his first SCL goal with a first half header in Alajuelense’s 2-1 win against Real Esteli. Ruiz was a headache for the Real Esteli throughout and was unlucky to not add another two goals with shots that narrowly missed wide.
MF- Marvin Angulo (Saprissa) – The veteran midfielder knows a thing or two about service having come into the match with three career SCL assists, and he added another one in Saprissa’s 2-0 win against Marathon when his corner kick found the forehead of Johan Venegas.
FW - Kervens Jolicoeur (Arcahaie) – Jolicoeur was the right man at the right time for Arcahaie by capitalizing on an error from Forge GK Triston Henry and swooping in to score the equalizing goal for the Haitian club in their 1-1 draw with Forge.
FW - Johan Venegas (Saprissa) – Venegas continues to amaze and make history, as the Saprissa FW scored another two goals in Saprissa’s 2-0 win over Marathon. Venegas has accounted for all six of Saprissa’s goals in the 2020 SCL and now has 13 career goals in the SCL, tops among all players.
FW - Juan Barrera (Real Esteli) – The all-time leading scorer in Nicaraguan National Team history scored his third career Concacaf goal and second in the SCL in Real Esteli’s narrow 2-1 defeat with Alajuelense.