So much for SuperLiga’s boost to Major League Soccer’s standing in CONCACAF.
The New England Revolution and Chivas USA both lost the opening legs of their first round qualifying matches in the new CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday night. The Revs fell, 2-1, to Trinidad & Tobago club Joe Public while Chivas USA fell, 2-0, to Panamanian club Tauro FC.
Both MLS teams will host the second legs of the home-and-home series next week.
There aren’t many excuses for either team as both fielded strong squads, with the Revs only missing goalkeeper Matt Reis among its regulars. Chivas USA was missing injured strikers Ante Razov and Maykel Galindo, but still had he likes of Sacha Kljestan, Jonathan Bornstein and Claudio Suarez in the lineup.
With Tuesday night’s disaster behind us, here’s your chance to tell us what you thought:
Do you think MLS teams are doomed to fail in the CONCACAF Champions League? Think DC and Houston will do a better job once the group stage gets under way?
Share your thoughts below.