Scotiabank CONCACAF League Game Notes: Aguila v Arabe Unido
Aguila players and staff (pictured) celebrate after prevailing over Real Esteli on penalty kicks in their Scotiabank CONCACAF League Round of 16 series on August 8, 2017, in Esteli, Nicaragua. (Photo: Emir Alfaro)
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CD AGUILA ARABE UNIDO
2Games Played2
2Wins2
0Draws0
0Losses0
2Goals For5
1Goals Against1
Match Officials
Referee -Sherwin Moore (Guyana) 
AR1 - Venton Mars (Guyana) 
AR2 - Kevin Stephens (Guyana) 
4th -Gladwyn Johnson (Guyana) 
Suspended
Aguila: none
Arabe Unido: none
Single Caution
Aguila:James Cabezas, Josue Flores, Yair Ibarguen, Jose Ortiz, Marvin Ramos 
Arabe Unido: none

Estadio Cuscatlan – San Salvador, El Salvador 

August 16, 2017 – 10:00 p.m. ET 

AGUILA

  • Round of 16 Results v Real Esteli (agg: 1-1, 4-3 pens): 1-0 home win (Victor Garcia 89’); 0-1 away loss

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

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

  • CONCACAF club titles: 1 (1976) ... defeated Suriname’s Robinhood in final (agg: 8-3)

  • Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) appearances: 1 (2012/13)

  • Best SCCL Finish: Group Stage-1 (2012/13)

  • SCCL all-time record: W-0; D-0; L-4; GF-1; GA-17

  • Yaikel Perez (37’) scored Aguila’s only SCCL goal in 1-5 away loss v Toronto FC on August 1, 2012

  • Salvadoran league titles: 15 (1959, 1960/61, 1963/64, 1964, 1967/68, 1972, 1975/76, 1976/77, 1983, 1987/88, 1999 Apertura, 2000 Apertura, 2001 Clausura, 2006 Clausura, 2012 Clausura)

  • Announced Monday that Osvaldo Escudero replaced Jorge Daniel Casanova as head coach

  • 2017 Salvadoran Apertura: (10th Place): W-0; D-2; L-1; GF-4; GA-5 ... Last match: (August 13, 2017) 1-1 home draw v Luis Angel Firpo (Jose Ortiz 57’) ... Javier Lezcano has team-best two Apertura goals; James Cabezas, Jose Ortiz (one goal each)

  • Benji Villalobos, Goalkeeper (29): El Salvador international (played one game in 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, before suffering injury v Mexico) ... appeared in three games for Aguila in 2012/13 SCCL

  • Victor Garcia, Midfielder (22): was on El Salvador’s roster for 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup, but did not see any action ... earned his first cap for El Salvador in a 2-2 draw with Honduras on May 28, 2017

  • Edwin Sanchez, Midfielder (27): competed in two SCCL editions (2011/12: Isidro Metapan; 2012/13: FAS) ... appeared in one game at 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup (substitute in 0-2 quarterfinal loss v USA)

  • James Cabezas, Forward (33): with Venezuela’s Trujillanos, scored two goals in 2016 Copa Libertadores (1, 1-2 away loss v The Strongest; 1, 3-4 away loss v River Plate) 

ARABE UNIDO

  • Round of 16 Results v Central FC (agg: 5-1): 2-1 away win (Carlos Small 39’; Enrico Small 62’); 3-0 away win (Renan Addles 3’, 23’; Carlos Small 68’)

  • Qualification Method: 2016 Apertura Runner-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)

  • 2017 Panamanian Apertura: (2nd Place): W-3; D-2; L-0; GF-7; GA-3 ... Last match: (August 13, 2017) 1-1 away draw v Chorrillo FC (Carlos Small 51’)

  • 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 Apertura final ... one goal in 13 all-time SCCL (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: Arabe Unido) ... 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) 

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