There have been some questions involving the away goals rule for the CCL and how it effects the Red Bulls/W Connection series, so here is what RBR has found out:

In the CONCACAF CL there is the away goals rule, so only a result of 2-2 would force a 30 minute extra time. Therefore a tie of 0-0 or 1-1 and the Red Bulls would move on to the group stage on away goals. A tie of 3-3 and W Connection would move on. Also, the away goals rule does not apply to the extra time, so if both teams score in extra time then it will go to penalties instead of counting as a W Connection away goal. If there is a winner at the end of either full time or extra time, then that team will move on to the group stage. Details of the group stage will be laid out in a future post.



21 Responses to “CCL HOME LEG EXPLAINED”

  1. Mentz Says:

    Good stuff RBR. This is the kind of thing we need to know as fans going into the game.

  2. GeneralMSU3 Says:

    Thanks RBR.

    Now can you do us another favor and tell JCO that this doesn’t mean we actually need to tie 0-0 or 1-1. Let him know that actually winning the game outright is good too…..

  3. thisisvictorkim Says:

    RBR has “found out”? shouldn’t you have already known going into the away leg? stop slacking

  4. Mentz Says:

    shut up victorkim

  5. TBrodie Says:

    It looks like the Columbus Crew posted the Group stage schedule in a story on their web site.

  6. Red Bulls Soccer Says:

    NYRB is learning on the job again.

  7. Cindy Says:

    thanks RBR. i’m hoping that these wild results for cellar dwelling teams [4-0 San Jose win! 6-0 FC Dallas win!] means something’s in the water and the Red Bulls are the next to experience that! one can hope right?

  8. afrim Says:

    thanks for the heads up RBR (dont listen to that a-hole)

  9. emilio Says:

    I was reading Bigapplesoccer and supposedly Angel doesnt know if he wants to be back next year. He has a lot of nerve, for one his play has been awful this year, and there is team in the world that is going to pay him what he is making with us considering his deteorating form. He is a one dimensional player who can create nothing on his own. Who is he kidding who else is gonna pay him $1.5 million plus at this point in his career, NO ONE!!! If he is serious let him leave lets get a legitimate player who wants to be here, not one who is always making excuses and stating he doesnt know what he wants to do, this is the captain that has led us to a 2-15-4 record, Mr. Juan Pablo Angel.

    • red9fan Says:

      AGREED! No more needs to be said if ANGEL wants out, then tell him to get the HELL OUT!!!!!!!

      • lou Says:

        i Say to hell with him, let’s give him back to river plater where he started
        his career and get a young argentine prodigy in return.

  10. emilio Says:

    Stop talking and start producing!!

  11. Mentz Says:

    The blame must be at least partially put on JPA’s shoulders (did you see that header / own goal at W Connection last week?). He was scoring at freakish rates the past two seasons and I think seeing him struggle is something RBNY supporters are not fans of.

    On the other hand, can he be blamed for constant defensive miscues throughout the season? Pacheco just missing the ball on a diving header cannot be on him.

    The team needs to be revamped in weak areas. Since losing Dave van den Bergh we haven’t had someone to cross the ball all year. Pacheco doesn’t mind going forward but then he doesn’t get back.

    I’m excited to see how Obster does on the left flank. I’m hoping he can be a solution there for us…

    • lou Says:

      the problem isn’t the lack of service because he has more than his fair share of oppurtunites on goal, he is one of the leaders in shots per game. He just hasn’t been able to convert any of those chances into goals, and the only person to blame for that is hisself. He doesn’t know if he wants to return next year? What a douche.

      • red9fan Says:

        Lou, I agree, Angel has had some Real Good chances, not Finishing is on Him, and alot of energy goes into getting Angel the Ball he is the Sole Focus of the Offense and when he does not Finish it is Crippling to the Team, his effort and Desire are both suspect. As I mentioned before, M. Kanji is either soft or fragile or both, he has skill but cannot stay on the Pitch, so I do not know about his desire or ability to play in this League.

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  13. Karbaz Says:

    * lou Says:
    August 4, 2009 at 5:08 PM

    i Say to hell with him, let’s give him back to river plater where he started
    his career and get a young argentine prodigy in return.

    That Argentine prodigy would play no more than 1 year and then be sold to Europe. We need a player who has tremendous skill but not enough to get a look at europe. Kinda like Guillermo Barros Schelotto, he was always amazing in argentina but never got a look at from europe and now Columbus picked him up and he’s been producing ever since. That’s the type of player we need, if we are gonna use youngsters, let them be american not foreign.

    • lou Says:

      carmel meriem is out of contract and played for the french nationial team and as monaco. He is 29 and an attacking midfielder. I had a whole list of european league veteran free agents posted in another thread. We could easily find someone like schelotto but with our front office it won’t happen.

  14. George Says:

    Rojas shows ABSOLUTELY N O T H I N G……!!!! SIT HIM.

    Ajuan Pable….. you can do better… much better… try to be creative at least… if you can’t “finish” let others do it for the team.
    Boy, it feels bad to see you all playing like that…. giving the ball away with bad passes… and in the wrong spot. Where is your spirit? are you volunteers?

  15. Annett Biesenthal Says:

    Okay, what a good start however i’m going to explore that a great deal more. Will let you know exactly what else there really is.

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