After a wild 4-3 win on the road in San Jose on Wednesday, the Shield leaders grabbed three points at home in clinical 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday. The gap at the top of the standings is now four points ahead of a clash with the New York Red Bulls next week.
If you're looking to pinpoint the lowest low in what has become a downer of a campaign for Toronto FC, it would be hard to beat the moment Eriq Zavaleta's own goal crept over the line on Wednesday night with goalkeeper Alex Bono crawling on his hands and knees in a vain attempt to keep the ball out of his net. That goal effectively sealed the inaugural Campeones Cup, giving Tigres an unassailable 3-0 lead in a match the Liga MX side ultimately won 3-1.
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.
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,...
Over the weekend, Zlatan Ibrahimovic attained membership to a rarefied club, joining Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the only active players in world football with 500 career goals to their name.
Ibrahimovic scored in LA Galaxy's 5-3 defeat against Toronto, lashing home a trademark kung-fu roundhouse volley to bring up the milestone.
Messages of congratulations soon flooded in, with David Beckham chief among them -- the former Galaxy midfielder playfully teasing his ex-Paris Saint-Germain...