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Tigres Highlights vs. Houston Dynamo 2

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Posted by Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Houston Dynamo weren’t able to climb out of a two-goal deficit from the opening leg and were eliminated in the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals after falling to Tigres UANL, 1-0, at Estadio Universitario in Leg 2. 

Tigres advance to meet Santos Laguna, who survived an early scare to knock off the New York Red Bulls 6-2 on aggregate

Tommy McNamara had a chance to pull the Dynamo a goal back in the 23rd minute on a giveaway that he fired at the Tigres goalkeeper and then again on the half-hour mark, but he scuffed his first-time attempt from just outside the six-yard box.

Former MLS player Carlos Salcedo then put the final nail in the Dynamo coffin in the 68th minute. After Enner Valencia headed down a Javier Aquino cross, the ball fell to Salcedo and the Mexican international fired past goalkeeper Joe Willis from just outside the six-yard box.


  • 68’ — TIG — Carlos Salcedo


Houston Dynamo (4-3-3): Joe Willis -- DaMarcus Beasley (Adam Lundqvist 19'), Kiki Struna, Maynor Figueroa (Kevin Garcia 75'), A.J. DeLaGarza -- Matias Vera, Boniek Garcia (Tomas Martinez 72'), Tommy McNamara -- Romell Quioto, Mauro Manotas, Alberth Elis

Three Things

  • THE BIG PICTURE: Unlike the Red Bulls' remarkable rally earlier in the evening in Torreon, this was more like a slow burn for Dynamo fans. The series was ultimately decided in a three-minute span in the final quarter-hour of the first leg at BBVA Compass Stadium. That’ll be a tough pill to swallow.
  • MOMENT OF THE MATCH: The chances were never going to be plentiful on the road, so the Dynamo needed to maximize their opportunities. But McNamara, who could have planted a seed of doubt when a ball fell to him in the box in the 23rd minute, didn’t get enough on his shot to beat Tigres goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman.
  • MAN OF THE MATCH: The former RSL defender Salcedo, whose sliding intervention helped deny McNamara at the half-hour mark, then ensured Tigres would reach the semifinals with an opportunistic strike before being serenaded by “Titán” chants.

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