Óscar Pareja, former Dallas FC coach and now in charge of Orlando City, was interviewed by the Concacaf website and prior to the Champions League draw, the strategist highlighted the level of competition.
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After that experience with Dallas, the Colombian coach considers that the football differences between the clubs in the region have been markedly reduced.
“Before it was evident that Mexican teams won the tournament easily, but now I think everyone realizes the importance of the growth of MLS in this country and now their teams are having very good performances in this tournament and are competing for The US League is showing that it can play these Concacaf tournaments at a high level, “he said.
Pareja believes that the Central American teams have made a good impression in the tournaments they have participated in. “Before competing against Monterrey, Club América and Cruz Azul, there was a big difference. But now MLS teams are on par and Honduran teams like Olimpia and Marathón, Saprissa and Alajuelense from Costa Rica, those teams are also having good performances. “
And he closed: “I think it is a great tournament and we are enjoying the evolution of Central American and North American football. I think the SCCL is increasing.”
This Tuesday, February 10, will be the next draw to know the rivals of the 2021 edition of the Concacaf Champions League.