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SCL 2017 Game Notes: CD Olimpia v AD Santos de Guápiles
Action from the Scotiabank CONCACAF League semifinal, second leg between host Olimpia (white jersey) and Plaza Amador on September 21, 2017, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
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CD OLIMPIA AD SANTOS
6Games Played6
4Wins5
1Draws1
1Losses0
 Goals For 
 Goals Against 
Match Officials
Referee - Ismail Elfath (USA)
AR1 - Corey Parker (USA)
AR2 - Ian Anderson (USA)
4th - Baldomero Toledo (USA) 
Suspended
CD OLIMPIA: None
AD SANTOS: Cristhian Lagos
Single Caution
CD OLIMPIA: Ever Alvarado, Luis Garrido, Alexander Lopez, Johnny Palacios, Andres Quejada, Jose Tobias
AD SANTOS: Wilmer Azofeifa, Kenny Cunningham, Kenneth Dixon, Brayan Morales, Marvin Obando, Reimond Salas, Eder Solorzano
Eastadio Olimpico Metropolitano - San Pedro Sula, Honduras
October 19, 2017 - 10:00pm ET

CD OLIMPIA

  • Round of 16 v Alajuelense (agg: 3-0): 2-0 home win (Carlo Costly 2’; Kevin Alvarez 25’); 1-0 away win (Roger Rojas 45’+1) ... Quarterfinals v Alianza (agg: 3-2): 0-1 away loss; 3-1 home win (Roger Rojas 2‘; Carlo Costly 55‘, 90'+5) ... Semifinals v Plaza Amador (agg: 8-2): 7-1 away win (Carlo Costly 12‘; Alexander Lopez 23‘; Roger Rojas 28‘, 65’; Michael Chirinos 61‘, 68’; Jesus Marcelo Canales 81‘); 1-1 home draw (Roger Rojas 81’)
  • Qualification Method: non-finalist with best aggregate record in 2016/17 season
  • Scotiabank CONCACAF League appearances (SCL): 1 (2017)
  • CONCACAF club titles: Champions Cup-2 (1972, 1988)
  • Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) appearances: 9 ... Best SCCL finish: Quarterfinals-2 (2010/11, 2014/15) ... SCCL record: W-18; D-8; L-14; GF-65; GA-45 ... only team to play in every SCCL edition ... fifth-most points in SCCL history (62), trailing only Mexican powers Cruz Azul (106), Santos (95), Monterrey (87) and Pachuca (64)
  • Honduran league titles: 30 (1966/67, 1967/68, 1969/70, 1971/72, 1977/78, 1982/83, 1984/85, 1986/87, 1987/88, 1989/90, 1992/93, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1998/99, 2000 Apertura, 2002 Apertura, 2004 Clausura, 2005 Clausura, 2005 Apertura, 2006 Clausura, 2008 Clausura, 2009 Clausura, 2010 Clausura, 2011 Apertura, 2012 Clausura, 2012 Apertura, 2013 Clausura, 2014 Clausura, 2015 Clausura, 2016 Clausura)
  • 2017 Honduran Apertura (3rd place): 5W-3D-3L (14GF, 11GA) ... Last Apertura match: (October 13, 2017) 0-1 away loss v Vida ... 2017 Apertura top scorers: Brayan Moya (3 goals); Carlo Costly, Roger Rojas (2)
  • 2-1-0 (6GF, 2GA) in 2017 SCL home matches
  • Alexander Lopez is 2017 SCL assist leader (4)
  • First CONCACAF final since falling to LA Galaxy, 3-2, in 2000 CONCACAF Champions Cup (single-game decider) ... Danilo Tosello (34’ pen) & Robert Lima (51’) scored for Olimpia ... defeated Pachuca in semifinals (4-0)
  • Defeated Suriname’s Robin Hood in 1972 CONCACAF Champions’ Cup final (agg: 1-0)
  • Defeated Trinidad & Tobago’s Defence Force in 1988 CONCACAF Champions’ Cup final (agg: 4-0)
  • Michael Chirinos, Midfielder (22): appeared in two Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) editions, both with Olimpia (2015/16, 2016/17) ... two career SCCL goals, both in a 4-0 home win v Belize’s Police United on August 16, 2016 ... played in six SCL games prior to final, first leg (2 goals/3 assists)
  • Carlo Costly, Forward (35): scored three career goals in Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (all for Olimpia in 2016/17 edition) ... scored one goal in three matches for Honduras in 2014 FIFA World Cup (1-2 loss v Ecuador) ... second all-time leading scorer for Honduras in CONCACAF Gold Cup (8 goals, one fewer than Carlos Pavon) ... suffered a broken rib in a 2017 Honduran Apertura match at Marathon on September 17, 2017 ... played in four SCL games prior to final, first leg (4 goals/0 assists)
  • Donis Escober, Goalkeeper (36): played in 12 games for Honduras over three editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup (2009, 2013, 2015) ... competed in at least one game in each of Olimpia’s nine Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League appearances ... played in six SCL games prior to final, first leg
  • Alexander Lopez, Midfielder (25): played in eight games for Honduras over two editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup (2013, 2017) ... competed in three matches in 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup ... played in three matches at 2012 Olympic Games ... scored one goal (7’) in Honduras’ 2-1 win at Trinidad & Tobago in 2018 World Cup Qualifying on Sept. 1, 2017 ... appeared in four Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League editions (Olimpia: 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13; Houston Dynamo: 2013/14) ... played in every minute of Olimpia’s six matches in SCL prior to final, first leg (1 goal/4 assists)
  • Carlos Will Mejia, Midfielder (34): competed in nine editions of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League ... scored six career SCCL goals (four with Marathon, 2 with Olimpia) ... played in one CONCACAF Gold Cup (2009) ... played in one SCL game prior to final, first leg (0 goals/0 assists)
  • Johnny Palacios, Defender (30): competed in six editions of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League for Olimpia ... played in three editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup for Honduras (2009, 2013, 2015) ... entered as a late substitute in Honduras’ 2018 World Cup Qualifying home win (3-2) v Mexico on Oct. 10, 2017 ... played in every minute of Olimpia’s six matches in SCL prior to final, first leg (0 goals/0 assists)
  • Roger Rojas, Forward (27): club’s all-time leading Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League scorer with 8 goals (2010/11: 6; 2011/12: 2) ... played in six SCL matches prior to final, first leg (5 goals/2 assists) ... 2017 SCL scoring leader (5 goals) 

AD SANTOS DE GUÁPILES

  • Round of 16 v San Juan Jabloteh (agg: 8-3): 6-2 home win (Kenny Cunningham 4' pen; Starling Matarrita 31‘; Youstin Salas 39‘; Edder Monguio 58‘; Osvaldo Rodriguez 72‘; Juan Diego Madrigal 78' pen); 2-1 away win (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’) ... Semifinals v Arabe Unido (agg: 1-0): 0-0 away draw; 1-0 home win (Kenny Cunningham 86’)
  • 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 unbeaten team in 2017 SCL play (Overall record: 5W-1D-0L; 11GF, 3GA)
  • 2-1-0 (3F, 1GA) in 2017 SCL away games
  • Posted shutouts in last four SCL games ... only team to register three consecutive clean sheets or more in SCL
  • Midfielder Wilmer Azofeifa tied with Luis Hinestroza for second on 2017 SCL assist chart (3) ... Alexander Lopez (Oilmpia) is first (4)
  • 2017 Costa Rican Invierno: (4th Place): W-6; D-4; L-4; GF-27; GA-22 ... Last match: (October 15, 2017) 4-0 away win v Guadalupe (Kenneth Dixon 11’, 20’; Reimond Salas 45’; Diego Diaz 56’) ... won two straight Invierno matches after losing previous two
  • 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 and five in the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup ... played in two SCL games prior to final, first leg (0 goals/0 assists)
  • Wilmer Azofeifa, Midfielder (23): team-best three assists in 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League ... appeared in six SCL games prior to final, first leg (0 goals/3 assists)
  • Kenny Cunningham, Midfielder/Forward (32): appeared in four matches for Costa Rica in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup ... one career Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League goal with Herediano in 2015 (1, 3-0 home win v Isidro Metapan) ... club career has taken him to Japan (Gainare Tottori), Bolivia (The Strongest) and Wellington Phoenix (New Zealand) ... played in five SCL games prior to final (2 goals/1 assist) ... scored goal that gave Santos de Guapiles a 1-0 aggregate victory over Arabe Unido in SCL semifinals (86’, second leg)
  • Cristhian Lagos, Forward (33): appeared in four editions of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (2010/11: Brujas; 2011/12: Alajuelense; 2014/15, 2015/16: Herediano) ... two career Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League goals (1, 1-1 away draw v Olimpia on February 24, 2015; 1, 2-0 home win v Olimpia on March 5, 2015) ... appeared in three SCL games prior to final, first leg (0 goals/0 assists)
  • Juan Diego Madrigal, Defender (30): earned seven caps for Costa Rica, including two appearances in 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup ... played every minute of Santos de Guapiles’ six games in 2017 SCL (1 goal/0 assists)
  • Starling Matarrita, Forward (27): appeared in four SCL games prior to final, first leg (2 goals/0 assists) ... both SCL goals scored at home
  • Edder Monguio, Defender (32): scored two goals in 2017 Costa Rican Invierno opener (4-0 home win v Perez Zeledon) ... appeared in five SCL games prior to final, first leg (0 goals/0 assists)
  • 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 and four in the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup ... played in four SCL games prior to final, first leg (0 goals/1 assist) 

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