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Facts and Figures on our Group 4 Opponents: Tauro FC and Waterhouse FC

Learn more about the Panamanian and Jamaican sides

Tauro FC

Twelve-time champion of Liga Panamena de Futbol (Division I soccer in Panama)

Currently in 8th place out of 10 teams in Liga Panamena de Futbol with a 5-6-7 record

The current team has four players that were on the Panamanian national team that nearly qualified for the World Cup: Defenders Roman Torres, Eduardo Dasent, Leonel Parris and midfielder Juan de Dios Perez.

Stadium: Estadio Rommel Fernandez
Capacity: 32,000
Team Location: Calle Este, Panama City

Champions League: 4 previous appearances, this year will be 5

  • 2008-09- Did not advance out of Group Stage
  • 2010-11- Did not advance past preliminary round, lost 4–2 to Marathon
  • 2011-12- Did not advance out of Group Stage
  • 2012-13- Did not advance out of Group Stage

A 12-time winner in the Liga Panamena de Futbol, Tauro FC has historically been one of the most dominant Panamanian teams in the league’s history. Though they have yet to make a deep push in the CONCACAF Champions Cup or League, the team has consistently made CONCACAF appearances, and will be United’s toughest test in the group stage. The team’s black and white jersey pays homage to Italian club Juventus, because the club’s founder, Italian Giancarlo Gronchi, was a fan of the Italian team.

D.C. United has never played a Panamanian team in CONCACAF and has never faced Tauro FC in its history.

Waterhouse FC

Stadium: Waterhouse Stadium
Capacity: 5,000
Team Location: Waterhouse, Kingston, Jamaica

Waterhouse FC is in first place in the Jamaican National Premier League (for sponsorship purposes, it is called the Red Stripe Premier League) with a 19-8-6 record.

Waterhouse FC, currently the best team in the Red Stripe Premier League, has won two Premier League titles in club history, in 1998 and 2006. Additionally, the team has won three Jamaican Football Federation Champions Cups, with the last one coming in 2013 (2004, 2008, 2013). This year marks the first time Waterhouse will appear in the CONCACAF Champions League. They are viewed as the underdogs of the group.

D.C. United versus Jamaican teams. DCU has never faced Waterhouse FC.

  • United defeated Harbour View 4–2 on aggregate in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions Cup in 2005
  • United defeated Harbour View 6–1 on aggregate in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions Cup in 2008
  • Harbour View is also in the Jamaican National Premier League

Additionally, D.C. United forward Michael Seaton, who is currently on loan to the Richmond Kickers, is on the Jamaican National Team. He has made five appearances for the national team, scoring two goals.

Stay tuned to dcunited.com for more information regarding dates and times of Group 4 matches.

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