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CCL Rivals Marathon and Caledonia Play To Scoreless Draw

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Match two in Seattle's group in this season's CONCACAF Champions League was between the other two teams as Caledonia (who Seattle beat in the opening match of group play) hosted the favored Marathon and held them to a scoreless draw. This is a pretty great result for Seattle. Maybe you can argue that a Marathon loss would be preferable, since they're the more likely challenger for the group, but in the new format in which only one team can emerge, both teams coming out with only one point leaves Seattle on top of the group.

The next match in the group is midweek next week, when Seattle travels down to take on Caledonia again. Even a draw there would leave the T&T team with 2 points with 3 of their 4 games done and would almost certainly eliminate them to set up a two team race with Marathon. A win would put Seattle in the driver's seat and only needing draws against the Honduran team to advance.

Marathon have been epically bad in league play this season. After finishing second last season (and thus the CCL spot) they're currently bottom of the table with a -6 GD and the most goals allowed in the league. So maybe this is a really bad version of the Marathon team. Any Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras experts are welcome to chime in on what they're up to.

Here's the official recap with highlights.