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First Giants Cup Quarterfinals Set for Costa Rica & Jamaica

CHICAGO (Tuesday, March 27, 2001) - The dates, sites and kickoff times for the first two quarterfinals in the inaugural FC Giants Cup have been decided, with the first legs of each set to be played on 4 April, and the return matches in both ties on 11 April.

CD Saprissa of Costa Rica, which eliminated Alianza FC in their preliminary round series, hosts Columbus Crew of the USA at Estadio Saprissa in the first leg of their quarterfinal series. Columbus Crew will play host to the return match in their first-ever appearance in continental club competition.

D.C. United of the USA, winners of the 1998 FC Champions Cup, travel to Jamaica to face Arnett Gardens FC in Kingston in the first leg of their quarterfinal matchup, before hosting the return engagement in Washington one week later.

The other two quarterfinal pairings will be decided when the respective clubs reach an accord on dates, sites and kickoff times.

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