Copa Sudamericana - Colombia/Ecuador: A. Nacional, D. Pasto, Liga Quito, Barcelona
One of the most popular and traditional clubs in Colombia and the only Colombian team to win the Libertadores. They also reached the final of the Sudamericana last year. They have a young squad and would like to make another run at the title this year.
Top players and newcomers: Grisales, Arizala, Calle
Surprise team of the local tournament last year. They have lost the majority of players that got them to qualify to the Sudamericana. It will be interesting to see what they can do, but they seem to be the weakest team in this bracket.
Liga de Quito
One of the top teams so far in Ecuador this year. They have some very good players and they are serious contenders to advance out of this group.
Top players and newcomers: Carlos Tenorio, Paul Ambrosi, Jacinto Espinoza, Alfonso Obregon, Franklin Salas, Alex Escobar, Virgilio Ferreira
Barcelona de Guayaquil
Apertura champions in Ecuador. New coach for the Clausura and Sudamericana in Ruben Dario Insua who took San Lorenzo to the championship of this tournament last year.
Top players and newcomers: Ariel Graziani, Ivan Hurtado, Ruben Capria, Jose Cevallos, Walter Ayovi, Fricson George, Nicolas Asencio
Last edited by Gabemar; July 28th, 2003 at 06:59.