CCL

American Exports: World Cup hopefuls feature as Tijuana edge Cruz Azul in CCL play

Exports: World Cup hopefuls in action in narrow Tijuana win
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GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Three Americans looking to break into Jurgen Klinsmann’s US squad for the World Cup were involved for Club Tijuana in the semifinal first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday, as Xolos overcame fellow Liga MX outfit Cruz Azul by a 1-0 scoreline at Estadio Caliente.

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Tijuana 1, Cruz Azul 0 | Alajuelense 0, Toluca 1 | CONCACAF Champions League Match Recaps

CCL Recaps: Tijuana, Toluca edge tight first legs in semifinals
MLSsoccer.com

Tijuana and Toluca both took important steps forward in their quest for the CONCACAF Champions League crown on Tuesday night, edging out Cruz Azul and Costa Rica's Alajuelense, respectively, by 1-0 scorelines in the first legs of their semifinal series.

Xolos, starting Americans Edgar Castillo and Joe Corona and also featuring Herculez Gomez, triumphed at home on a late penalty kick to take a slight advantage heading into the second leg next Wednesday in Mexico City.

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El rendimiento de Bernardo Añor y Mauro Díaz destaca en la Jornada 3 | Lo Bueno, Lo Malo y Lo Bomba

Los latinoamericanos están marcando la parada en la MLS, luego de tres jornadas de competición
El brillo de los talentosos
Bueno, Malo y Bomba
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Tiro Libre Radio analiza la eliminación de los equipos de la MLS en la Liga de Campeones

San Jose Earthquakes' camera complaint in Toluca headed to CONCACAF Disciplinary Committee

Spygate 2? CONCACAF Disc. Committee to look at Quakes' Toluca complaint
MLSsoccer.com

The San Jose Earthquakes’ formal complaint over Toluca filming their training session is headed to the CONCACAF Disciplinary Committee, MLSsoccer.com has learned. Where it goes from there is still unclear.

Starting XI: Who has Champions League hangover? Can Seattle Sounders roll on sans Clint Dempsey?

Starting XI: CCL hangovers in KC? Can Sounders soldier on?
MLSsoccer.com

The top 11 questions heading into the weekend...

11) What's it going to take for MLS to get it done in CONCACAF Champions League?

The league's participation in the current edition of CCL is over, but the questions will linger for quite a while. Why, precisely, do US and Canadian sides still fare so miserably against their Mexican counterparts? What needs to change? After two MLS teams advanced to the semifinal round a year ago, how can this week be seen as anything other than a stinging humiliation?

No adjustment necessary: San Jose Earthquakes rookie JJ Koval showing poise of a veteran

No adjustment necessary: Quakes rookie Koval showing poise of a veteran
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J.J. Koval San Jose Earthquakes

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It would be natural for a rookie to be pretty nervous about getting his first professional start while playing a wholly unfamiliar position in front of a hostile Mexican crowd at an altitude of nearly 9,000 feet.

J.J. Koval simply chose to take in the situation from another perspective entirely.

Changes to Canadian Championship mean different stakes for CONCACAF Champions League

CSA tweaks Canadian Championship, CCL berths only for MLS teams
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The Amway Canadian Championship

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Major League Soccer’s three Canadian teams now have a little something extra to play for this season.

The Canadian club that finishes with the most points in MLS this season will earn an automatic berth in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League, thanks to changes announced by the Canadian Soccer Association on Friday.

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