Red Bull bows: April 10 CONCACAF Champions semis

Red Bulls look to overcome deficit boisterous traveling fans in second leg of Champions League semifinal
Red Bulls look to overcome deficit boisterous traveling fans in second leg of Champions League semifinal
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13 Abril, 2018

In the none years of the Concacaf Champions League era only Mexican teams have won the title - the final has been contested by Mexican teams seven times.

Chivas of Guadalajara advanced to the CONCACAF Champions League final, playing to a 0-0 tie at the New York Red Bulls on Tuesday night for a 1-0 aggregate victory. The Red Bulls came into the second leg trailing Chivas by a goal afterIsaac Brizuela's lone strike helped the Liga MX side to a 1-0 first-leg win in Guadalajara. We have to find our way through that one to win the championship, so we're not done and we're not happy just with just being where we are.

Chivas will meet Toronto FC in the home-and-home total goals final.

Alarm bells were ringing for the MLS side when forward Jozy Altidore had to leave the pitch in the seventh minute with an injury. It was Osorio's third goal of the Champions League.

The first leg will be at BMO Field in Canada, and the winner will advance to the Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates this December 12-22.

Toronto defender Eriq Zavaleta seemingly scored an own goal in the 20th minute, tying the game 1-1, but the assistant referee raised his flag for an offside call after the near score.

Toronto goalkeeper Alex Bono made an impressive save in the 27th minute, getting a single hand on a sharp standing header from Club América midfielder Alex Ibarra, deflecting the ball wide of the net. The 23-year-old shot-stopper was again called into action in the 64th minute, putting up a hand to stop a header from Alejandro Diaz.

As the game wore on Toronto captain Michael Bradley moved further and further back, helping to shore up TFC's defense. They went closest after 18 minutes, when Daniel Royer's teasing low ball from the right across the six yard box eluded his teammates coming in at the far post. His shot was blocked by Toronto FC's wall, defusing the threat.

Andres Uribe finally tied it up for Club America in the second minute of injury time on a penalty kick.


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