The Houston Dynamo may have failed in their bid to become the second MLS team to qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals but D.C. United still have a glimmer of hope left. After a rough start to the tournament that saw them drop their first two games, three consecutive wins and a draw have turned fortunes around.
After their impressive draw on Tuesday at Toluca — just the second MLS team to grab a point in Mexico — United can still progress to the quarterfinals tonight with some help from Group B losers San Juan Jabloteh. Jabloteh hosts Honduran club Marathon in Port of Spain, Trinidad tonight at 8pm.
The match can't be seen on TV in the U.S., but either a Marathon loss or draw would send United through because of the head-to-head tiebreaker. Jabloteh hasn't been dangerous much this tournament, having been outscored 13-2 in their five winless matches to this point. All things are possible this evening.
For those following tonight's game, in whatever fashion that may be, be sure to leave all your thoughts in the comments section below.
Think D.C. will get some help tonight? Will MLS get a second team into the quarterfinals?
Share your thoughts below.
DCLee: the difference, though, is that Metapan is a real soccer team, whereas SJJ is a collection of random citizens that were rounded up and given uniforms.
i could see it happening, just pissed they didn’t play the game at the same time as DC, not really fair
No way this upset happens. You might as well hope for Barcelona to lose at home to Rubin Kazan or somethi– oh, wait…
The same would have been said about Metapan last night Bootsy.
No, SJJ won’t give us any help. It’s a nice idea and all; but SJJ is without question the worst team DCU played all year. The Ocean City Barons are a better team. And Marathon has something tangible to play for. So, no.
No. MLS will have to suffer the indignity of having only one team in the final eight of the regional championship. Whether or not they do something about it is the big question.