The MLS Cup champion Colorado Rapids were eliminated from the CONCACAF Champions League on Thursday night after Isidro Metapán defeated Real España 3-2 to claim the second and final quarterfinal berth in Group B. Mexican side Santos Laguna won the group with 13 points.
The Salvadorans became the first team from that country to advance to the quarterfinals, finishing two points ahead of the Colorado Rapids (7 points). A tie between Metapán and Real España would have given the Rapids a ticket to the knockout rounds.
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TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – The LA Galaxy's task in Honduras on Thursday is simple: Beat Group A bottom-feeders Motagua and clinch a berth in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals.
While it may be easy on paper, the task will be much more difficult, thanks to a wise opponent and a tough venue (10 pm ET, Fox Soccer).
The Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC are through – and two more MLS teams can join them in the knockout rounds of the CONCACAF Champions League.
For the LA Galaxy, it’s pretty straightforward: Defeat Motagua in Honduras on Thursday and they’ll escape Group A (the de facto Group of Death in the CCL). After Colorado's loss at Santos Laguna on Wednesday, their only hope is a draw on Thursday between Isidro Metapán and Real España.
Here are the remaining quarterfinal scenarios entering Thursday's final day of the group stage:
If the Colorado Rapids fail to qualify for the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League, it will be the first lesson of sports that’s come back to haunt them: You must protect your home turf.
After Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat at the hands of Group B winners Santos Laguna, the Rapids are now dependent on Isidro Metapán and Real España tying Thursday night in a sodden El Salvador. Heavy rains have caused havoc in the Salvadoran domestic league, but the reports are that Thursday night’s game will go on.
The Colorado Rapids find themselves reliant on Thursday night’s game between Isidro Metapán and Real España after they crashed to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Group B winners Santos Laguna on Wednesday in the CONCACAF Champions League.
FRISCO, Texas — Julian de Guzman was the last Toronto FC player to leave the dressing room after Tuesday’s 3-0 victory over FC Dallas put the Reds into the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League.
He was still soaking up the importance of the result.
CARSON, Calif. – The LA Galaxy's CONCACAF Champions League match against Club Motagua is without a doubt one of the Galaxy's biggest matches of the season, but it's one that they may have to play without their biggest star.