Champions League Pick 'Em: Can the Montreal Impact beat Club América at Estadio Azteca?

MLSsoccer.com editors and Cobi Jones make their picks for Wednesday first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final (9 pm ET, FOX Sports 2, UniMás in US, Sportsnet World, TVA Sports 2 in Canada, match preview).

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL: LEG 1

 

Editor

Pick

Reason

Greg Lalas
Editor-In-Chief

3-1

Las Aguilas have a ton of scoring power, but I expect Nacho Piatti to have a blinder and get an all-important away goal. 

Jason Saghini
Director of Video

3-1

Maybe wishful thinking, as America showed their muscle in their last CCL match, but Montreal did show that they know how to prep for a matchup in Mexico. They keep it close and have a chance in Leg 2!

Nick Rosano
Editor

3-1

The Impact will find a way to nick their fearsome opponents’ armor in Mexico City, but América’s quality and home field advantage should shine through. The big goal for the Impact here is to keep a series win within arm’s reach heading into the second leg, which this result would do.

Andrew Wiebe
Editor

2-0

Montreal put in a valiant effort in CONCACAF’s most daunting venue, but Carlos Darwin Quintero spoils the Impact’s night yet again in CCL play. Still plenty to play for in the second leg.

Matt Doyle
Armchair Analyst

3-1

Montreal get one early on the counter, but their propensity to flatten out when bunkering comes back to bite them in a big way.

Simon Borg
Senior Editor

2-1

This match will be more competitive than people think, and it'll set the table for a scrumptious second leg.

Ben Baer
Researcher

4-1

Just too much firepower in the América attack. Montreal will try to bunker and counter, which could lead to one goal for the good, but ultimately it will be hard to contain Carlos Darwin Quintero, Rubens Sambueza and co.

Cobi Jones
MLS and USMNT legend
 

3-1

A goal each for altitude (home field), Dario Benedetto and Montreal defensive struggles. A goal for Montreal with potent attack.

Matt Folger
Social Media

1-0

#MLS4Montreal

Sarah Lerner
Social Media

2-0

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I BELIEVE THAT WE WON’T LOSE THAT BADLY IN FRONT OF 100K PEOPLE IN ENEMY TERRITORY

Alicia Rodriguez
Contributing Editor

4-0

I want to believe! But I think América will show up for their home leg and attempt to put the series to bed immediately.

Diego Pinzon
FutbolMLS editor

DRAW

2-2

#marquonslhistoire

 

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