Two touching postgame moments last night:
When the final whistle sounded on the USA's 9-0 rout over Haiti in the CONCACAF U-17 girls tournament in Costa Rica, Haitian keeper Alexandra Coby fell to the turf -- overwhelmed by the result of the match and undoubtedly the emotion of her nation's suffering in the wake of the earthquake. American keeper Bryane Heaberlin approached Coby to console her. Soon, the entire USA squad joined the two goalies, a moment that left the Americans in tears.
"I saw her crying and that was pretty hard for me to see," Heaberlin said. "I knew that she had probably lost people close to her, and when she goes home she might not have anywhere to go."
And in Mexico, where D.C. United defeated Santos Laguna in a friendly, the home supporters applauded the MLS players as they left the pitch. United responded by tossing their jerseys to the fans. "It's the first time that I have seen that type of class and appreciation from an opposing set of fans, especially after we just defeated the team that they support," goalie Troy Perkins said. "The whole trip has been that way. We have been treated very well, respected, and it has been wonderful."
*After agreeing to terms yesterday, Collins John signed his contract with Chicago late last night. Expect a formal announcement soon.
For today's TV listings, follow the continuation of this thread. But first....
*Pachuca needed just 45 seconds to go ahead, but Comunicaciones answered in the 73rd minute for a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal. American midfielder Jose Francisco Torres of Pachuca sat this one out. The highlights:
*Soccer on TV:
Europa League, Hamburg-Anderlecht 1 p.m. GolTV
Europa League, Juventus-Fulham 3 p.m. GolTV
Libertadores, Nacional-Sao Paulo 5 p.m. Fox Sports Espanol
Libertadores, Emelec-Cerro 7 p.m. FSE
CONCACAF, Arabe Unido-Cruz Azul 8 p.m. Telefutura
Europa League, Atletico Madrid-Sporting Lisbon 8 p.m. GolTV
Libertadores, Quito-Internacional 9 p.m. FSE
March 11, 2010; 10:21 AM ET
Categories: CONCACAF , CONCACAF Champions League , D.C. United , Mexico , TV , Women
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