SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis has said it many times: "Soccer can be a cruel sport."
That he had to say it again Tuesday night, though, doesn't make it any less true.
Despite a statistically strong showing, the Claret-and-Cobalt were held to a 0-0 draw against Costa Rica's Herediano, allowing the visitors to go through at RSL's expense.
SANDY, Utah.- Real Salt Lake no consiguió clasificar a Cuartos de Final de la Liga de Campeones de la CONCACAF al no poder pasar del empate a cero ante CS Herediano de Costa Rica en la última jornada del Grupo 2 disputado en el estadio Río Tinto que registró un lleno de 20.432 espectadores, a pesar de la fría noche en el valle de Salt Lake.
HOUSTON – In a match that was shrouded in frustration over poor play and questionable refereeing, an appeal for calm is what proved decisive.
After a first half that had the Houston Dynamo reeling both mentally and on the scoreboard on Tuesday night, the MLS side regrouped at halftime despite being 1-0 down to Honduran club Olimpia and on the brink of eilmination from the CONCACAF Champions League.
SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake saw their CONCACAF Champions League hopes dashed by Herediano on Tuesday night, as the Costa Ricans walked away from a packed Rio Tinto Stadium with a 0-0 draw and a berth in the quarterfinal stage.
Knowing they just needed a draw to advance, the visitors' plan was evident not long after the opening whistle, often putting 10 or 11 players behind the ball, even though a goal would have forced RSL to score at least three times.
HOUSTON - Houston Dynamo clasificó a los cuartos de final de la Liga de Campeones de la CONCACAF gracias a un empate 1-1 contra Olimpia en el Estadio BBVA Compass en Houston Dynamo.
En un partido muy apretado y lleno de tarjetas amarillas, el Dynamo consiguió el resultado deseado y ganó el Grupo 3 con ocho puntos. Houston está en los cuartos de final de la Concachampions por la primera vez desde 2009.
HOUSTON – The Houston Dynamo booked their place into the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals after coming from behind to tie Honduran side Olimpia 1-1 on Tuesday night at BBVA Compass Stadium.
For the second time in CCL group play, Olimpia found out just how dangerous Houston's Nathan Sturgis can be on a corner. In the 65th minute of the Group 3 finale, Sturgis delivered a ball to fellow central defender Andre Hainault and the Canadian snapped a header into the goal to secure the result Houston needed.
TUKWILA, Wash. – Marcus Hahnemann will get his wish.
The Seattle native will start in goal for the Sounders in their CONCACAF Champions League group-stage finale against Marathón on Wednesday (10 pm ET, Fox Soccer), head coach Sigi Schmid announced after Tuesday’s training session.