Posted on: January 24, 2008 12:17 pm
Edited on: January 24, 2008 12:20 pm

Concacaf Champions Cup 2008

I cannot wait for the MLS season to start. As a DC United fan, I get to enjoy some meaningful games before the actual season starts. DC along with Houston have earned a spot in the Concacaf Champions Cup for the second straight year. I would really like to see DC perform better than they did in 2007. I think last year Troy Perkins (former Keeper) hurt us by letting a goal literally slip through his hands on a rainy day.

This year should be much better because we have a full season of two starts in Luciano Emilio and Fred. I think that because those two have had a season of playing with each other that we are a serious contender to win it all in '08. Once again this will also provide a springboard into the MLS season. I remember last year DC starting off 0-3-0. I attributed it to the fact that they felt a "let down" in the CCC, which carried over to the regular season.

 Well, DC's first CCC game is on March 12, at 7 pm. It will be played in Kingston, Jamaica against Harbour View FC. The second game will be played in RFK on the 18th of March. I would love to see DC win it, but if they don't I will be pulling for Houston, because it will help promote MLS as a growing league. And the winner of CCC gets to compete in the Club World Cup in Japan. That is a subject for another blog, because I feel that with proper marketing and a better location that could be a more serious tournament.

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