By AVI CREDITOR
Real Salt Lake finally ended the curse that has plagued Major League Soccer teams for ages, becoming the first MLS side to win a game in…Panama.
The MLS Cup holders received two goals from Will Johnson and one from Alvaro Saborio to defeat Arabe Unido, 3-2, and take control of Group A in the CONCACAF Champions League. The win was the first for an MLS team in Panama in six games.
Seattle, meanwhile, continued MLS’ futility in Mexico in devastating fashion. The Sounders, fielding somewhat of a ‘B’ team, led at Monterrey, 2-0, until Chilean international Humberto Suazo entered the fray. After he came on midway through the second half, the hosts scored three goals between the 74th and 78th minutes to deal a shock 3-2 loss to Seattle and run MLS’ record in Mexico to 0-21-3.
The Sounders’ CCL hopes are effectively over considering that they have 0 points through four games in Group C. Here are the highlights from Wednesday night’s matches:
RSL 3, ARABE UNIDO 2
Think RSL can hold off Cruz Azul and win its group? Can you believe what happens to MLS teams that lead in the second half of games played in Mexico? What did you think about the games?
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