New Concacaf Champions League trophy - 2018 - Estadio Akron - Guadalajara

One MLS club remainsl in the mix for a spot in the Concacaf Champions League semifinals, trailing on aggregate heading into the decisive second leg of their quarterfinal series. Here are the scenarios for Sporting KC's advancement on Thursday evening:

Sporting KC vs. CA Independiente

Thursday, 8 pm ET, Children's Mercy Park – 1-2 on aggregate

Sporting have the most attainable task of the MLS CCL quartet, taking just a one-goal deficit and a potentially pivotal away goal home to the familiar confines of CM Park after Panamanian Cinderellas Club Atletico Independiente knocked them off by a 2-1 scoreline last week. In light of that away goal, keeping a clean sheet could be crucial to Sporting's prospects of advancement.

How Sporting KC can advance to Concacaf Champions League semifinals -