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Report: “Around The CONCACAF”

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Carlos Peña of Leon celebrates after scoring the second goal of his team during a 7th round match between Toluca and Leon as part of the Apertura 2015 Liga MX at Nemesio Diez Stadium on August 30, 2015 in Toluca, Mexico.

There has been a lot of news lately surrounding the CONCACAF region and its teams. From transfer rumors, friendlies, to tournaments, there is a lot of news.

Here is a StoppageTime run down to catch you up!

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USA to play Iceland in January 

The 2018 World Cup qualification will resume this spring, and the USMNT has its first opponent lined up. AP Sources have a friendly lined up between Iceland and the USA in Carson, California.

The USA is in first place in their WCQ group with 4 points, sharing the lead spot with Trinidad & Tobago.

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Honduras suffers a tragic loss

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Bright talent out of Honduras, Arnold Peralta, was murdered in his home country. It is reported that he was shot while in his car at a shopping center.

Peralta was only 26, and had a major role for his national team having just played in the most recent World Cup qualification games in November. He was the national team’s captain.

Our thoughts, prayers, and positive energy go out to Peralta’s friends and family…

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Spanish keeper could land in Liga MX

Reports have been coming out that Spanish and former FC Barcelona keeper, Victor Valdés, could be making his way to Liga MX.

Both Atlas and Veracruz are rumored to be the teams perusing the now Manchester United keeper. If so, it will be one of the biggest signings since Andre-Pierre Gignac and Tigres came to terms.

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Carlos Peña departs Club León

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The Mexican and Club León midfielder has now found his new home with Chivas. Peña had been with Club León since 2011, and won two Liga MX titles in his tenure with the club.

Needing some more firepower, Chivas went and signed Oberlín Pineda, and then announced the signing of Peña this week.

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Club América looking for a better result in the Club World Cup

After a controversial and disappointing run in the Liga MX playoffs, Club América has a chance to shake off some demons as they head to Japan for the Club World Cup.

Their first match will be against Guangzhou Evergrande on Sunday, December 13 (game starts 11 p.m. Pacific). Brazilians Robinho and coach Luiz Felipe Scolari stand in the way of Las Águilas.

If they are able to get the victory, they will face FC Barcelona in the semifinal match.

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