Michael Arroyo of Club America gets a step on Hassoun Camara of the Montreal Impact in CCL play
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How bad has it been for MLS teams playing in Mexico?

The CONCACAF Champions League is set to resume next week with four MLS teams facing off against four Liga MX teams. The Seattle Sounders face Club América, D.C. United will play Querétaro, Real Salt Lake take on Tigres UANL and the LA Galaxy are playing Santos Laguna.

Last season, Liga MX and MLS faced off just twice, with both matches involving the Montreal Impact. The Impact played Pachuca in the quarterfinals and Club América in the finals.

Somewhat surprisingly, they were able to get draws in both games in Mexico, which helped them advance past Pachuca on away goals and into the semifinals. Despite their 1-1 draw in Estadio Azteca in the final, Montreal were unable to take home the CCL trophy after losing at home 4-2. Those two results in Mexico were a couple of the best in the history of MLS teams traveling to Mexico.

In 42 competitive games in Mexico, MLS teams have managed a total of just two wins and eight draws. The two wins came during the group stage of the 2011-12 Champions League, as FC Dallas upset Pumas in Mexico City and the Seattle Sounders defeated Monterrey. It should be said that the two Mexican teams did not play their full starting lineups.

Here's a list of all 42 games below:

Tournament Round MLS Liga MX Score MLS Record
1998 Champions' Cup Qualifying Colorado Leon 3-4 0-1
2001 Copa Merconorte  Group Stage Kansas City Santos Laguna 2-4 0-2
2002 Champions' Cup Quarterfinals Kansas City Santos Laguna 1-2 0-3
2002 Champions' Cup Quarterfinals Chicago Morelia 0-2 0-4
2002 Champions' Cup Quarterfinals San Jose Pachuca 0-3 0-5
2002 Champions' Cup Semifinals Kansas City Morelia 1-6 0-6
2003 Champions' Cup Quarterfinals Columbus Morelia 0-6 0-7
2003 Champions' Cup Quarterfinals LA Galaxy Necaxa 1-2 0-8
2005 Champions' Cup Semifinals D.C. United Pumas 1-6 0-9
2007 Copa Sudamericana Round of 16 D.C. United Chivas 0-1 0-10
2007 Champions' Cup Semifinals D.C. United Chivas 2-3 0-11
2007 Champions' Cup Semifinals Houston Pachuca 2-5 et 0-12
2008 Champions' Cup Semifinals D.C. United Pachuca 0-2 0-13
2008-09 CCL Group Stage Houston Pumas 4-4 0-13-1
2008-09 CCL Group Stage D.C. United Cruz Azul 0-2 0-14-1
2008-09 CCL Quarterfinals Houston Atlante 0-3 0-15-1
2009-10 CCL Group Stage Houston Pachuca 0-2 0-16-1
2009-10 CCL Group Stage D.C. United Toluca 1-1 0-16-2
2009-10 CCL Group Stage Columbus Cruz Azul 0-5 0-17-2
2009-10 CCL Quarterfinals Columbus Toluca 2-3 0-18-2
2010-11 CCL Group Stage RSL Cruz Azul 4-5 0-19-2
2010-11 CCL Group Stage Toronto Cruz Azul 0-0 0-19-3
2010-11 CCL Group Stage Columbus Santos Laguna 0-1 0-20-3
2010-11 CCL Group Stage Seattle Monterrey 2-3 0-21-3
2010-11 CCL Final RSL Monterrey 2-2 0-21-4
2011-12 CCL Group Stage LA Galaxy Morelia 1-2 0-22-4
2011-12 CCL Group Stage Colorado Santos Laguna 0-2 0-23-4
2011-12 CCL Group Stage Toronto Pumas 0-4 0-24-4
2011-12 CCL Group Stage Dallas Pumas 1-0 1-24-4
2011-12 CCL Group Stage Seattle Monterrey 1-0 2-24-4
2011-12 CCL Quarterfinals Seattle Santos Laguna 1-6 2-25-4
2011-12 CCL Semifinals Toronto Santos Laguna 2-6 2-26-4
2012-13 CCL Group Stage Toronto Santos Laguna 0-1 2-27-4
2012-13 CCL Quarterfinals Seattle Tigres 0-1 2-28-4
2012-13 CCL Quarterfinals Houston Santos Laguna 0-3 2-29-4
2012-13 CCL Semifinals Seattle Santos Laguna 1-1 2-29-5
2012-13 CCL Semifinals LA Galaxy Monterrey 0-1 2-30-5
2013-14 CCL Quarterfinals LA Galaxy Tijuana 2-4 2-31-5
2013-14 CCL Quarterfinals Kansas City Cruz Azul 1-5 2-32-5
2013-14 CCL Quarterfinals San Jose Toluca 1-1 2-32-6
2014-15 CCL Quarterfinals Montreal Pachuca 2-2 2-32-7
2014-15 CCL Final Montreal Club America 1-1 2-32-8