The second round of CONCACAF Champions League group games continues tonight, and all three MLS clubs find themselves in action. So far through the early stages of the tournament, no team has managed to come away with a draw.
Last week was certainly a positive start for U.S. teams, with both Columbus and Houston getting off to winning starts in a difficult competition. United, the only team of the three on the road last week, dropped a 3-1 result despite performing admirably over 80 minutes. Here's a quick look at each of tonight's matchups after the jump.
D.C. United vs. Toluca (8pm, FSC)
United returns home to host Mexican club Toluca, still looking for their first-ever win in the CONCACAF Champions League. Their opponents Toluca, defeated San Juan Jabloteh last week and will look to maintain their unblemished mark. Hard to know what to expect from D.C. — they've been struggling for a win in all competitions, with their last victory in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals back on July 21.
Houston vs. Deportivo Arabe Unido (8pm, FSC next-day delay)
The first road test in CONCACAF takes the Dynamo down to Panama, where they'll face a tough Arabe club that defeated Pachuca 4-1 last week. While it's still early in the competition, a second win would put Houston in a strong position to qualify for the quarterfinals. Tonight could be a chance for new signing Luis Angel Landin to make an impact on the international stage.
Columbus Crew vs. Cruz Azul (10pm, Telefutura)
Certainly the most difficult opponent for any MLS club as Columbus heads to Mexico City to take an a dangerous Cruz Azul team. The Mexican club will be looking to bounce back after dropping a 3-2 loss to Club America over the weekend. Like the national team, MLS clubs have struggled against their southern counterparts, and it'll be worth seeing if the Crew can reverse that trend.
What do you think of tonight's CCL matches? Can D.C. finally win a game? Can Columbus or Houston get a result on the road? Share your thoughts below.