The first ever Campeones Cup is in the books, after Tigres' 3-1 win over Toronto FC on Wednesday night. But after a week in which no one quite knew what to expect from this meeting of champions of Major League Soccer and Liga MX, or just how much the trophy meant to the teams and leagues participating, Jeff Carlisle and Tom Marshall spoke to those who participated about the Campeones Cup's place in the North American game.
TORONTO -- Tigres coach Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti was in no mood to be discussing Sunday's Clasico Regio against arch-rival Monterrey on Wednesday, instead insisting that he needs some time to celebrate the 3-1 Campeones Cup victory over Toronto FC.
Tigres won the inaugural edition of the tournament at BMO Field after two goals from Jesus Duenas and an own goal from Toronto's Eriq Zavaleta, with Lucas Janson scoring a late penalty consolation for TFC.
"I'm not thinking about Sunday, at least let me...