The best team in South America just might come from……Ecuador.
Yes, you read that right. Liga Deportivo de Quito, a club most American soccer fans have never heard of, smoked Brazilian side Fluminense, 4-2, in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final on Thursday night. The second leg is set for next Wednesday at the Maracana.
Surprise teams are nothing new in Copa Libertadores, but if Liga de Quito does win the Copa I can just imagine the clamor from MLS fans to get MLS into the tournament.
So who have you heard of on Liga? Well there’s Ecuadorian national team star Agustin Delgado. And well, that’s probably it. If you know your business then you might have heard of young Ecuadorian forward Joffre Guerron, who is on his way to Spanish side Getafe after the Copa Libertadores is over.
Have you been following the Copa Libertadores? Has Liga de Quito’s run surprised you? Share your thoughts on the Copa final in the comments section below.