D.C. United To Play Honduran Club
NEW YORK (AP) _ Defending champion D.C. United will open against Olimpia of Honduras in the eight-nation CONCACAF Champions Cup this month in Las Vegas.
In other games, it’s Major League Soccer champion Chicago Fire vs. Joe Public of Trinidad; Toluca of Mexico vs. Alajuelense of Costa Rica; and Necaxa of Mexico vs. Saprisa of Costa Rica.
The tournament opens Sept. 28, with the semifinals Oct. 1 and the final Oct. 3.
The winning team qualifies for the inaugural FIFA World Club Championship in Brazil in January.
D.C. United appeared to get the worst of the first-round draw. Olimpia won the Central American qualifying phase, winning six of its nine matches and outscoring its opponents 19-6.
The last two years the tournament was held at Washington’s RFK Stadium, home of D.C. United.