Deportivo Quito continue their impressive run

DEPORTIVO VS MACARA Someone, in their wisdom decided to have this week’s game on Friday afternoon at 12pm. The result was a crowd of barely 2,000 even with tickets slashed to encourage attendance. Luckily I finished my classes at 11.40 so I walked 5 minutes over to the stadium to take in the matinee performance. […]

Independiente lose top spot to Barcelona

Independiente Jose Teran lost at home to Deportivo Cuenca yesterday to damage their championship hopes and hand the ascendancy to Barcelona. The Guayaquil giants have been relentlessly pursuing Independiente for several weeks without taking 1st spot but their 3 -0 win combined with Independiente’s loss awarded them 1st position. While Independiente benefited from a late […]

The Ecuadorian match experience: The Casa Blanca

LDU QUITO vs DEPORTIVO QUITO It was hard to believe that Sunday’s game in La Casa Blanca (the White House) was a derby or the “Clásico Capitalino”. Although the stadium was over half full there wasn’t the fervent atmosphere you would usually associate with a derby. Maybe it was the 11.30am kick off that created […]

Deportivo Quito turn off the Lightbulbs.

DEPORTIVO QUITO VS EMELEC After last week’s international game it was strange to return to a near empty Atahaulpa Stadium. Gone were the masses of yellow and instead was the blue and red of current Serie A champions Deportivo Quito. Today’s opponents were Emelec of Guayaquil; Ecuadorian giants and Championship contenders. Emelec are one of […]

FIDEL MARTINEZ GOES TO THE DOGS

In a surprising move Fidel Martinez has opted to move to join Mexican Primera Division side, Tijuana or Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente to give them their full name. Martinez or the “Ecuadorian Neymar” has impressed in this year’s Copa Libertadores with his marauding runs down Deportivo Quito’s left hand side. An impressive performance against […]