On Wednesday, the best of Major League Soccer and Liga MX square off in the Campeones Cup (8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN2). Toronto FC earned its place in the contest by winning MLS Cup last December, while Apertura 2017 winners Tigres claimed a spot in the match by virtue of their Campeones de Campeones win over Clausura 2018 champions Santos.
But despite both clubs' pedigrees, their Campeones Cup meeting comes amid an uncertain and vital part of each's season. Toronto sits in ninth place in the East,...
Who were the star performers from the weekend's action? We asked our global editorial desks to pick their top 10 and collated the results to produce our final list.
Also receiving votes: Timo Werner (RB Leipzig), Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls), Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain), Dimitri Payet (Marseille), Fabio Quagliarella (Sampdoria), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax).
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