CONCACAF Champions League: MLS drought continues, FC Dallas falls in semi
CONCACAF Champions League: MLS drought continues, FC Dallas falls in semi.
Soccer Sunday Recap: City-Arsenal, Real & Barca win 1:15 Loading A goal in the 92nd minute from Hirving Lozano saw Pachuca eliminate FC Dallas on Tuesday in the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals, with the Mexican side winning the second leg 3-1 and on aggregate 4-3.
With the team’s tied on aggregate 3-3 with Pachuca up in the second leg 2-1, the match looked headed for extra time.
Here are the highlights: Tough to swallow for FC Dallas.
This is the only avenue North American teams have to making the Club World Cup in December, and never has an MLS club made it after repeated failure in this competition.
Now, some attribute that to the overall quality of Mexican clubs and their players, while some also think the fact that the competition is going on before the MLS season starts is another factor, with some clubs just not physically and mentally prepared.
But the numbers don’t lie.
Since the Champions League era began in 2008, there have been eight editions of the competition and check these stats out: All of them have been won by Mexican clubs Just two MLS teams have made the final (more below) Just once has an American team made the final, which was Real Salt Lake in 2010-11, losing to Monterrey Canada has as many finalists as the U.S. as the Montreal Impact made the final in 2014-15 and lost to America Also, 14 of the 16 finalists in CCL history have been from Mexico.
And we could be in for an all-Mexico final.
On Wednesday at 10 p.m.