Thursday, August 5, 2010

MLS Roundup


Toronto FC advance in CONCACAF Champions League on aggregate 3-2 over Honduras club CD Montagua.  It was a seesaw match that had ex-Fire Chad Barrett playing hero with ten minutes left in the game. 

Seattle Sounders advance in CONCACAF Champions League on aggregate 2-1 over El Salvador club Metapan.  New designated player Alvaro Fernandez provided the aggregate advancer in the 74th minute.  I have a feeling this guy is going to be a big f'ing deal in Sounders history. 


New England Revolution knocked out Puebla 5-3 on PKs and go into the final of SuperLiga. 

LA Galaxy are totally and utterly embarrassed in a 2-1 win over Puerto Rico in the CONCACAF Champions League.  You could see the shame fall on their faces as they realized they weren't going to overcome the 4-1 loss in the first leg.  Well, not really, but shame SHOULD have been on their faces.  They fall to Pureto Rico 5-3 on the aggregate. 

The Revs will face the winner of tonight's Houston Dynamo vs. Morelia in the SuperLiga final.

Toronto FC falls into Group A with Real Salt Lake, Cruz Azul, and Arabe Unido.  The CBus Crew are in Group B with Municipal, Santos Laguna and Joe Public/Brujas and rounding out Group C will be Seattle Sounders, Monterrey, Marathon and Saprissa.

I would love to root for the MLS teams to fail but let's be realistic.  MLS success in international tournaments helps the Chicago Fire.  It's not fun watching other teams raise trophies but it should inspire our front office to try harder to win these things.  I want to see the Fire win the CONCACAF Champions League and I want to see them win SuperLiga at some point too.  Being in SuperLiga means that we weren't good enough for the Champions League, sure, but if there are games to be played, we should be playing them to win.  Some Fire faithful could never say these things but Go Sounders, Go Crew, Go Toronto FC, Go Revs, and Go Dynamo.  Okay, now I do feel rather unclean inside.  Time to detox.

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