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CCL Quarterfinals: Match Night Commentary

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The Seattle Sounders, LA Galaxy and Toronto FC look to move into the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals with victories tonight in second-leg quarterfinal action.

The Galaxy take on TFC at Home Depot Center tonight (10pm, Fox Soccer Channel) needing a win or a low-scoring draw to advance after posting a 2-2 draw in the opening leg in Toronto.

Seattle's path to the semifinals is tougher, with a match in Torreon, Mexico against Santos Laguna (8pm, Fox Soccer Channel). The Sounders were impressive in handing the first-place team in Mexico a 2-1 defeat in Seattle last week, but will face a much tougher challenge south of the border.

SBI will be providing live commentary on tonight's matches so please feel free to follow along here. As always, feel free to share your own thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Commentary is after the jump):

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140 comments
  • dude

    Dear Seattle and all MLS teams can you study the past ten years of results and try to learn something.

    Jesus what an embarrassment and with the Way LA is looking this tournament is a foregone conclusion

    Santos v Monterrey

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  • ericJ

    Not being argumentative, but what would you have them study exactly? They have better attackers than we had defenders.

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  • SilverRey

    I enjoy the minimal production value off concacaftv, you can always hear everyone in the stands on their feeds. I did have to come here to check out where we were in the game though. Far cry from UEFA CL coverage, though…

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  • g-dub

    I’d have them study how not to have a disgusting uniform. Sounders should never wear that again after tonight’s hot mess. When you suck you can’t wear brash things like that.

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  • Nick

    I agree that the TEAMS are relatively even. This game is obviously not relatively even, but that is different then saying the teams aren’t. Its preseason vs. midseason form

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  • BamaMan

    Whose fault is that JGD? MLS has decided to kick their season off in March and finish in December. Brazilian clubs don’t whine about the schedule of the Copa Libertadores; they just go out and win it. If an MLS team was going to make a run in the CCL this season, I really wanted it to be Seattle, not LA. I wanted to see what it would look like to have a CCL Final in CenturyLink.

    But Seattle embarrassed themselves and they embarrassed MLS tonight. It doesn’t get any worse than what they did.

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  • ericJ

    Okay, still looking for an answer from someone who isnt a teenager (read: grow up).

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  • g-dub

    Ok eric, just upset and messing around (but the uniforms are bad). One thing they could consider seriously is how to manage a game in a defensive posture Ina hostile environment.

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  • Fischy

    Weird after LA got their goal, Kocic kicked the post and then it looked as if he spat out his own name….Meee-loses Ko-cic!

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  • ericJ

    Sorry, I was pissed too being a longtime fan of the team. AT any rate you are right. Sigi is proud of trying to attack even on the road, but that might (…might lol) have been a mistake. We did this all last year too; we gave up sooo many cheap goals. The thing is, Hurtado was to blame then too… not much has changed. We have Ianni… but who else??

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  • predicto

    agree. In fact, all midfield passing has been horrible this season. seems they only attack with the long ball

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  • 2tone

    People better get behind Toronto. last MLS team in it. But I forsee Gomez and Santos putiing a pasting on Toronto unfortunately. I find my self rooting for Santos here on out because of Hercules.

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  • d

    LA look like crap so far this year. I really had high hopes for them in CCL this year.
    The galaxy defense looks absolutely awful, and that “high powered’ offense couldn’t muster a goal against a team who’s season goal is to make the playoffs. Pretty terrible start for LA.

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  • marco

    Tale of Two Losses
    Both sides had to repair or improve known weaknesses during the off-season/pre-season and neither team has accomplished this. The western conference is wide open.

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  • 2tone

    I will Support Santos Laguna form here on out. Would love to see Hercules Gomez playing in the Club World Cup next year. Klinsmann if you didn’t hear about or see Gomez well now you have. His movemnet was exceptional tonight and he always looked like he was going to score a couple goals. My guess Santos and Monterrey in the CCL final.

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  • T

    No MLS “franchise” will win the Concacaf Trophy (which looks like melted down s**t), Santos realistically speaking will rape and then cum all over the “Red Patch Boys”. What a let down MLS, the only good side worthy of this competition is RSL, and half their squad are foreigners.

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  • T

    Half to admit, watching the Mexican league is entertaining, the teams are really technical and have alot of intelligent forward movement. Monterrey will still beat Santos in the final though.

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  • 2tone

    Looking FWD to seeing RSL back in the competition this summer. LA looks like pooh. Actually all of the so called big teams LA, Seattle, and NY look like pooh. RSL is truly the elite and the media better stop coming to this realization.

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  • 2tone

    No way I am putting my lot in with Santos. Only because of Hercules and a few young Americans that play for Santos youth teams.

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  • Rick

    Herc and Santos are very popular in Portland tonight, probably the only place where MLS fans aren’t upset.

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  • Indigo Montoya

    Umm, yeah, that guy that scores goals…yeah, goals, lots o’ them for his club team. And, he was a member of the 2010 WC squad – no, it isn’t Mr. Buddle, and he doesn’t ply his trade in Germany, but he does play for Santos, Der Kommissar. It’s in Mexico. Su nombre es Gomez. Es verdad.

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  • John

    To say that RSL “dominated” the 2nd leg of last year’s CCL final is a stretch to say the least.

    Stringing numerous passes together while creating little danger aside from the first ten minutes is not domination.

    Need I remind you that Monterrey went into that game with a bunch of injuries and still controlled the tempo of the game and most importantly, WON it?

    It’s like some of you guys love moral victories.

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