CONCACAF Champions League
Defending MLS champion Toronto FC has a huge hole to dig out of after focusing on – and falling short in – Champions League. It isn't the first MLS team to feel the effects.
TFC fell to Chivas in PKs, but the palpable change in how MLS teams approached the Champions League in 2018 is a turning point.
Guadalajara won their first CONCACAF Champions League title since 1962 after outlasting Toronto in the two-legged final.
A free-kick from Alan Pulido saw Guadalajara to a 2-1 win over Toronto in the CONCACAF Champions League final first leg.
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Toronto and Guadalajara will go head-to-head in the two-legged CONCACAF Champions League final following Tuesday's results.
Isaac Brizuela's first-half goal was all that separated Guadalajara and New York Red Bulls in a feisty clash in Mexico on Wednesday.
Club America staff were assaulted by police in Toronto on Tuesday, claimed Miguel Herrera, but local authorities received no complaints.
Sebastian Giovinco inspired Toronto, the Italian opening the scoring before Jozy Altidore and Ashtone Morgan settled Tuesday's fixture.
Mexican giants America were comfortable 3-1 victors over Tauro in Panama as they sealed a final-four berth.