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19 July 2008

Mexico vs. Mexico and USA vs. USA: SuperLiga Group A Closes Out Tonight


In the all MLS / all Primera División SuperLiga derbies tonight, the Houston Dynamo will take on the all but eliminated DC United at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C at 8:00PM Eastern.

On the other side of the country Atlante will play CD Guadalajara at Buck Shaw in Santa Clara (beware of all the damned vampires) at 10:00PM Eastern, with all four teams in the group looking at chances to advance.

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Here are all of the Group A Scenario’s courtesy of 2008 SuperLiga:

CD GUADALAJARA (6 points, +2 goal differential)

• Guadalajara clinches 1st place with a win or tie.
• Guadalajara clinches 2nd place with a loss AND a Houston tie or loss.
• Guadalajara clinches 2nd place with a loss AND a Houston win IF Atlante wins group on goal differential.
• Guadalajara is eliminated with a loss AND a Houston win IF Houston wins group on goal differential.

HOUSTON DYNAMO (3 points, +3 goal differential)

• Houston clinches 1st place with a win AND a Guadalajara loss IF Houston wins group on goal differential.
• Houston clinches 2nd place with a win or tie AND an Atlante tie or loss.
• Houston clinches 2nd place with a loss AND an Atlante loss IF Houston loses by two goals or fewer.
• Houston is eliminated with a loss AND an Atlante win or tie.
• Houston is eliminated with a loss AND an Atlante loss IF Houston loses by three goals or more.
• Houston is eliminated with a tie AND an Atlante win.
• Houston is eliminated with a win AND an Atlante win IF Atlante wins group on goal differential.

ATLANTE (3 points, -3 goal differential)

• Atlante clinches 1st place with a win AND a Houston tie or loss.
• Atlante clinches 1st place with a win AND a Houston win IF Atlante wins group on goal differential.
• Atlante clinches 2nd place with a win AND a Houston win IF Houston wins group on goal differential.
• Atlante clinches 2nd place with a tie AND a Houston loss.
• Atlante is eliminated with a tie AND a Houston win or tie.
• Atlante is eliminated with a loss.

D.C. UNITED (0 points, -2 goal differential)

• D.C. United clinches 2nd place with a win AND Atlante loss IF D.C. United win by three or more goals.
• D.C. United is eliminated with a loss or tie.
• D.C. United is eliminated with a win AND an Atlante win or tie.
• D.C. United is eliminated with a win AND an Atlante loss IF D.C. United wins by two or fewer goals.

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