Concacaf Media Release
CONCACAF MEDIA RELEASE September 1, 1999. CHAMPIONS' CUP OPENING GAME IN LAS VEGAS: CHICAGO FIRE AGAINST THE CARIBBEAN NUMBER ONE - JOE PUBLIC The CONCACAF SKY Champions' Cup opens in Las Vegas on Tuesday September 28 with the Chicago Fire, current U.S. champion, facing Joe Public of Trinidad and Tobago, champions of the Caribbean. As a result of the draw made in New York by CONCACAF General Secretary Chuck Blazer today, that game will be the first in a doubleheader on the first day of the Champion's Cup at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be followed by Mexican champions Toluca vs Alajuela of Costa Rica, the number two qualifier from Central America. The next day, Wednesday September 29, the reigning CONCACAF champions, D.C. United of the U.S.A. will face the Central American winners, Olimpia of Honduras in the first game, followed by Necaxa of Mexico against Saprissa of Costa Rica. The opening game each night kicks off at 6 p.m., with the second game at 8 p.m. Winners from the opening day will play in the Semifinal 1 at 6 p.m. on Friday October 1, followed by the winners from day two at 8 p.m. The third place and final games will be played on Sunday, October 3, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. respectively. The prize pool for the tournament is $300, 000. The winner will represent CONCACAF, The Football Confederation, in the FIFA Club World Championship in Brazil in January, 2000. Match Calendar: 28.10.99 Fire vs. Joe Public (6 p.m.) (Game 1) 28.10.99 Toluca vs. Alajuela (8 p.m.) (Game 2) 29.10.00 D.C. United vs. Olimpia (6 p.m.) (Game 3) 29.10.99 Necaxa vs. Saprissa (8 p.m.) (Game 4) 01.11.99 Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 (6 p.m.) 01.11.99 Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 (8 p.m.) 03.11.99 Loser Semifinal 1 vs. Loser Semifinal 2 (2 p.m.) 03.11.99 Winner Semifinal 1 vs. Winner Semifinal 2 (4 p.m.) NOTE TO THE MEDIA Credential applications for the 1999 CONCACAF Champions' Cup can be downloaded via FIFA On-Line, the official FIFA web site: www.FIFA.com. The deadline for submission is 10 September. You may also secure a form by faxing a request in official letterhead: 212-308-1851. CONCACAF, The Football Confederation, is one of six FIFA world Confederations serving as the governing body of soccer in North, Central America and the Caribbean. It is composed of 38 members, spanning from Canada in the north to Surinam in the south. For the latest information about CONCACAF please visit the Confederations News section in FIFA On-Line, the official FIFA web site: www.FIFA.com. Issued by the CONCACAF Communications Department. Carlos Giovanni Giron, Press Officer.