CONCACAF Champions League: Why Montreal Impact hold San Jose Earthquakes' fate in their hands

What's the scenario? Why Tuesday's CCL action has big implications for MLS' chances

OK, Montreal Impact — this is all on you.

If the Quebec side doesn't get a result against Guatemala's CD Heredia on Tuesday night at Stade Saputo, (8 pm ET, Univision Deportes in US, Sportsnet in Canada), they might be responsible for seeing two of the five MLS teams eliminated from in CONCACAF Champions League play. Here's how.

24 September 11:51 de la mañana

Les trois clubs de MLS en lice cette semaine en Ligue des champions sont placés devant une mission différente, et un spectre de résultats variant de la qualification immédiate à l’humiliation totale.

Previa Concachampions: Montreal necesita golear, Houston tiene la mesa servida, LA Galaxy podría obtener matemáticamente su pase

Montreal en apuros ante Heredia; Houston recibe al W Connection; Galaxy visita al Cartaginés
Por la clasificación
La Concachampions

Martes, 24 de septiembre: Saputo Stadium, 8 p.m. ET

Montreal Impact viene de capa caída tanto en la Concachampions como en la MLS. En la liga viene perdiendo posiciones, y se encuentra en el límite de quedar eliminado de la competición continental que otorga un boleto a la Copa Mundial de clubes.

CONCACAF Champions League: Montreal Impact ready to go all in against near-impossible odds

Impact "will try everything" to make up huge deficit in CCL

MONTREAL – Last Saturday, the Montreal Impact’s 3-0 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps was no laughing matter to head coach Marco Schällibaum. Yet he still cracked wise near the end of his press conference and has maintained his jovial front even as the doubts start to pile up for his team.

Montreal Impact vs. CD Heredia | CONCACAF Champions League Preview

STADE SAPUTO, Montreal, Que.
September 24, 2013 (CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage)
8 pm ET (Sportsnet/TVA Sports in Canada, UDN in USA)

CONCACAF Champions League: LA Galaxy bringing Landon Donovan to Costa Rica hoping to win group

Donovan heading to Costa Rica to help Galaxy win CCL group

Landon Donovan in action

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USA Today Sports

CARSON, Calif. – Landon Donovan didn't make it back from injury in time for the LA Galaxy's weekend draw with Seattle, but he could be on the field on Wednesday when they face Cartaginés in the CONCACAF Champions League (10 pm ET, Fox Soccer Plus).

Sporting KC's Jacob Peterson finds the net for first time in 2013, but laments the one that got away

SKC's Peterson happy to break 2013 duck, but laments the one that got away

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two days after scoring his first goal of the season, Jacob Peterson was still unhappy about the chance he didn't put in the net.

CONCACAF Champions League: LA Galaxy admit "it wasn't pretty," but 14-day depth test half passed

Galaxy admit Metapán win "wasn't pretty," but 14-day depth test half passed

CARSON, Calif. – Bruce Arena's confidence in his reserves paid huge dividends Wednesday night, when the LA Galaxy grinded out a rather ugly CONCACAF Champions League victory over Isidro Metapán and, just as important, gave some needed time off to the regulars who will take on the Seattle Sounders this weekend.

Crónica Concachampions | LA Galaxy 1-0 Isidro Metapán: Galácticos a medio gas y con suplentes ganan por la mínima, son líderes de grupo

LA Galaxy a medio gas y con suplentes vencen 1-0 a Isidro Metapán; son líderes de grupo
Liga Campeones

El bicampeón de la MLS, el LA Galaxy hizo su segunda presentación en la actual edición de la Concachampions, su segunda como local, y obtuvo su segundo triunfo, esta vez por la mínina diferencia de 1-0 sobre el Isidro Metapán de El Salvador.

LA Galaxy 1, Isidro Metapan 0 | CONCACAF Champions League Match Recap

LA 1, ISM 0: Courtois' early strike puts Galaxy inches from CCL QFs

CARSON, Calif. – The LA Galaxy trotted out a rare formation and filled every spot with reserve players Wednesday night, and it worked well enough to put them on the verge of a berth in next year's CONCACAF Champions League knockout stage.

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