Asociación Alianza Fútbol Club
Alianza qualified for the second time to the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League by defeating FAS, 1-0, in the 2015 Salvadoran Apertura final. Ramon Martinez’s second-half goal proved to be the difference for a side that progressed through the playoffs on the strength of single-goal aggregate triumphs. It prevailed 4-3 over Chalatenango in the quarterfinals and 3-2 against Aguila in the semifinals. Alianza’s previous Champions League appearance came in the 2011/12 edition, when it was eliminated by FC Dallas (agg: 2-0) in the preliminary round, dropping both legs by the same 1-0 score. In 1967, the Albos overcame the Netherlands Antilles’ Jong Colombia to become the first of three teams from El Salvador to win the CONCACAF Champions Cup. The others were Aguila (1976) and FAS (1978). Goalkeeper Oscar Arroyo, defender Andres Flores Jaco and midfielder Juan Carlos Portillo were name to El Salvador’s roster for international friendlies in May/June 2016. Captain and midfielder Herbert Sosa has earned 15 caps for El Salvador.