TORONTO -- For the past 16 years, CONCACAF's continental club championship has been an unforgiving tournament for MLS sides. At the most critical junctures of the competition, there was a mistake made -- perhaps two -- that was ruthlessly punished. Maybe it was a loss of discipline, a missed chance, a defensive miscue or even a bad call. But ultimately, MLS sides would succumb.
That history is what makes Toronto FC's run to the final this year so compelling. The Reds have been the ones to do...
Chivas coach Matias Almeyda was measured in his reaction to Guadalajara recording a 2-1 victory over Toronto FC in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final at BMO Field.
The former Argentina international was happy his team managed to get a positive result in a stadium in which both Tigres and Club America lost to TFC, but isn't getting carried away.
"This isn't over, there are 90 minutes left and what I can tell you is that my players give everything whoever the opponent is," said Almeyda...
TORONTO -- C.D. Guadalajara claimed a precious 2-1 victory in the first leg of the finals of the CONCACAF Champions League.
Rodolfo Pizarro put the visitors on top in the second minute, only for Toronto's Jonathan Osorio to equalize in the midway through the first half.
But with the game appearing to tilt in TFC's direction, Alan Pulido's 72nd minute free kick from the left wing was misjudged by Alex Bono and sailed into the net.
Here are three thoughts on Chivas' victory:
1. Chivas in the driver's...
It's advantage Chivas in the CONCACAF Champions League final after the Liga MX side defeated Toronto FC 2-1 in Tuesday's first leg at BMO Field.
It took just 63 seconds for Mexico international Rodolfo Pizarro to open the scoring for the visitors, turning in Isaac Brizuela's cross from eight yards out.
Jonathan Osorio levelled for Toronto 17 minutes later, tapping-in Marco Delgado's cross at the back post.
Alan Pulido, however, fired in an all-important second away goal for Chivas in the...