DC United in the CONCACAF Championship Cup - Tie with Mexico
What is the CONCACAF Championship Cup? CONCACAF stands for the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. It's the collection of club or professional soccer teams in our region of the world. FIFA ( Federation Internationale de Football Association) is the ruling world soccer body. They run a tournament for all the professional teams in all the regions. The winners of the regions meet to play for the Toyota Cup.
These are the regions that comprise FIFA:
AFC - Asia
CAF - Africa
CONMEBOL - South America
CONCACAF - North America, Central America and the Caribbean
OFC - Oceania
UEFA - Europe
Each of these regions have club or professional teams that win their championships. After the championships the teams play each other in the region to see who advances to the cup championship game.
In the CONCACAF region there was a game yesterday that featured the DC United versus Pumas of Mexico. It was the first game on the newly renovated RFK field that supports baseball and soccer. DC United and Pumas of Mexico played to a 1-1 tie.
The next game is Wednesday in Mexico City and we're already familiar with how US soccer teams perform in Mexico City.