CARSON, CA – DECEMBER 01, 2012: Players of the Los Angeles Galaxy congratulate Omar Gonzalez (4) after he had scored against the Houston Dynamo during the 2012 MLS Cup at the Home Depot Center, in Carson, California on December 01, 2012. The Galaxy won 3-1.
Bradley Wright-Phillips scored a second-half equalizer to offset a first-half header by Kekuta Manneh to send the all-MLS quarterfinal back to Vancouver tied at 1-1.
The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first legs concluded on Wednesday with Sevilla holding off Leicester City 2-1, while a pair of substitutes helped Juventus beat 10-men Porto, 2-0, on the road.
The Seattle Sounders are admittedly still riding high from their MLS Cup triumph, but the team is also prepared to work as they face a difficult title defense.
Jose Torres and Tigres return for CONCACAF Champions League action while the Scottish Cup and Copa MX also feature several Americans on Wednesday’s schedule.
The New York Red Bulls fell well short of an MLS Cup but, even after trading their captain, the team feels ready to push for more in 2017.
Continental competitions continue on Wednesday, as Europe, North America, and South America return to action with multi-national match-ups.
The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team started poorly yet again on Tuesday, but a second-half barrage served as a hopeful indication of what could be.