Game Notes: Arabe Unido v Santos de Guapiles
Arabe Unido’s Carlos Small (left) exchanges a greeting with teammate Enrico Small before leaving the field during a Scotiabank CONCACAF League match against visiting Aguila on August 23, 2017, in Panama City, Panama. (Photo: Israel Zapateiro)
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ARABE UNIDO SANTOS DE GUAPILES
15Wins0
2Draws0
15Losses0
45Goals For0
48Goals Against0

Match Officials

REFEREE:Walter Lopez (Guatemala)
AR1: Joseph Fletcher (Canada)
AR2: Joseph Bertrand (Trinidad & Tobago)
4TH: Sherwin Moore (Guyana)

Suspended

DAU: Roberto Chen
SAG: none

Single Caution

DAU:Nelson Barahona, Leslie Heraldez, Abdiel Macea, Angel Patrick, Carlos Small, Enrico Small, CristhianValencia
SAG: Marvin Obando, ReimondSalas, Eder Solorzano

Arabe Unido v Santos de Guapiles
Estadio Rommel Fernandez –Panama City, Panama
September 13, 2017 –10:00 p.m. ET

ARABE UNIDO

• Round of 16 v Central FC (agg: 5-1):2-1 away win (Carlos Small 39’; Enrico Small 62’); 3-0 home win (Renan Addles 3’, 23’; Carlos Small 68’) … Quarterfinals v Aguila(agg: 2-1):2-0 away win (Carlos Small 46’, 83’); 0-1 loss v Aguila

• Qualification Method: 2016 AperturaRunner-up, finalist with 2nd best aggregate record

• Scotiabank CONCACAF League appearances (SCL): 1 (2017)

• CONCACAF Club Titles: none

• Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) appearances: 5 (2009/10, 2010/11, 2013/14, 2015/16, 2016/17) … Best SCCL Finish: Quarterfinals-3 (2009/10; 2013/14; 2016/17) … All-Time SCCL Record: W-15; D-2; L-15; GF-45; GA-48 … most matches played, wins and goals scored by a Panamanian team in SCCL history

• Panama league titles: 15 (1994/95 LINFUNA, 1995/96 LINFUNA, 1998/99, 2001 Apertura, 2001 Clausura, 2002 Apertura, 2004 Apertura, 2004 Clausura, 2008 Clausura, 2009 Apertura, 2010 Clausura, 2012 Apertura, 2015 Clausura, 2015 Apertura, 2016 Apertura)

• Only semifinalist not to win both of its first two SCL home matches

• 2017 Panamanian Apertura: (2nd Place behind Plaza Amador on goals scored, 14-13): W-5; D-4; L-0; GF-13; GA-5 … Last match: (September 9, 2017) 0-0 away draw v TauroFC … conceded one goal or fewer in all nine 2017 Aperturagames

• Advanced 2016/17 SCCL quarterfinals, before falling to FC Dallas (agg: 2-5) … in group stage, defeated three-time champion Monterrey twice (3-2 away, 2-1 home)

• Jose Gonzalez, Midfielder (26): scored a team-high five goals and added one assist in 2016/17 SCCL … eight career SCCL goals … scored in both 2016/17 SCCL wins over Monterrey

• Enrico Small, Forward (28): scored a goal in 2-0 win over Plaza Amador in 2016 Panamanian Aperturafinal … one goal in 13 all-time SCCL games (goal scored in 79th minute of 3-0 away win v Montego Bay United on August 5, 2015) … top scorer in 2016 Panamanian Apertura(16 goals)

• Roberto Chen, Defender (23): appeared in three games for Panama in 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup … played every minute of Panama’s six games in 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup … competed in two SCCL editions (2011/12: San Francisco; 2016/17: ArabeUnido) … one career SCCL goal (1, 2-1 home win v FC Dallas on March 1, 2017) … played for Malaga in Spain’s La Liga(2 games in 2013)

SANTOS DE GUAPILES

• Round of 16 v San Juan Jabloteh(agg: 8-3): 6-2 home win (Kenny Cunningham4' pen; StarlingMatarrita31‘; YoustinSalas 39‘; EdderMonguio58‘; Osvaldo Rodriguez 72‘; Juan Diego Madrigal 78' pen); 2-1 awaywin(Jose Garro 33‘; Eder Solorzano 71‘) ... Quarterfinals v Chorrillo FC (agg: 2-0): 1-0 away win (Osvaldo Rodriguez 40’); 1-0 home win (Starling Matarrita 18’)

• Qualification Method: non-champion with 2nd best aggregate record in 2016/17 season

• Scotiabank CONCACAF League appearances (SCL): 1 (2017)

• CONCACAF club titles: none

• Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) appearances: 0

• Costa Rican league titles: 0 … Best Costa Rican league finish: Runner-up-2 (2001/02; 2012 Verano)

• Only team with perfect 4W-0D-0L record in 2017 SCL play

• Midfielder Wilmer Azofeifa, Luis Hinestroza(Alianza) & Alexander Lopez (Oilmpia) are 2017 SCL co-leaders in assists (3 each)

• 2017 Costa Rican Invierno: (7th Place): W-2; D-4; L-2; GF-14; GA-11 … Last match: (September 9, 2017) 1-1 away draw v Carmelita (ReimondSalas 11’) … winless in four straight Inviernogames (0-2-2)

• Pablo Arboine, Defender (19): appeared in two matches for Costa Rica in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup; four matches in the 2017 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship

• Ian Smith, Defender (19): appeared in four matches for Costa Rica in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, four matches in the 2017 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship

• Kenny Cunningham, Midfielder (32): appeared in four matches for Costa Rica in 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup … one career SCCL goal with Heredianoin 2015 (1, 3-0 home win v Isidro Metapan)

• CristhianLagos, Forward (33): two career SCCL goals, both in 2015 with Heredianov Olimpia(1, 1-1 away draw; 1, 2-0 home win)

• EdderMonguio, Defender (32): scored two goals in 2017 Inviernoopener (4-0 home win v Perez Zeledon)

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