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TFC face Tigres, Red Bulls take on Club Tijuana to headline CCL quarterfinals

The CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals are set with some intriguing two-legged matchups pitting MLS powerhouses against Mexican foes.

A clash between Toronto FC and Mexican side Tigres is likely the most intriguing of the round, which kicks off on March 6 and 7. TFC heads to the quarterfinals after breezing past the Colorado Rapids, while Tigres topped Herediano, 5-3, over two legs. The reigning MLS Cup champions will take on the reigning Mexican champions on the second day of quarterfinal play, pitting two of North America’s most high-priced and star-studded teams against one another.

On March 6, the New York Red Bulls will face Club Tijuana, a team featuring several American players. The Red Bulls topped Olimpia, 3-1, on aggregate in their opening series while Xolos edged Motagua, 2-1, in their matchup.

The other MLS-Liga MX clash occurs on March 7 when the Seattle Sounders take the field after routing Santa Tecla with a strong second leg. Their opponent is Chivas de Guadalajara, who enter the quarterfinals riding high following a 7-0 aggregate beatdown of Cibao.

Finally, there’s a meeting featuring current Liga MX leaders, Club America, and Panamanian side Tauro FC, who enter the quarterfinals after taking down FC Dallas on away goals.

Here’s a closer look at the quarterfinal matchups and dates


Leg 1: March 7 at Tigres

Leg 2: March 13 at TFC


Leg 1: March 6 at Club Tijuana

Leg 2: March 13 at Red Bulls


Leg 1: March 7 at Sounders

Leg 2: March 14 at Chivas


Leg 1: March 6 at Club America

Leg 2: March 14 at FC Tauro


  1. Actually very proud of the MLS squads for turning it around after a dismal first leg. Everybody but Dallas – and Colorado, who was playing Toronto – got it together and looked a heckuva lot better after shuffling around the first legs like the Walking Dead. So: Dallas. Shame. Shame. Shame. Shame. Shame….

    …anyhow, moving on….

    Agree with the above posters that those are good matches. Honestly I think they will one day be a heckuva lot bigger (and more vicious!) than they now are…but we have to get more competitive, first. Usually we don’t watch our teams against Liga MX because they’re better than we are and long bitter history has taught us to manage our expectations.

    Maybe this is the year it starts. Certainly the opportunity is there.

  2. i can’t seem to find any info currently on the #SCCL site regarding yellow card accumilation. Are we anticipating projected starting XIs soon? Glad #RBNY aren’t playing opening weekend with MLS, the mexican sides have 4 games within a tight stretch if you count clasura and #SCCL #TiredLegs ?

  3. Those are some dang good games. Shame it is so hard to watch the games.

    Shame really is the word to use….As in shame on soccer fans in this country for not watching enough.

    • To be fair I’m not sure how accessible these games are, TV-wise. I’ve wanted to watch the RBNY in the CCL but my cable provider doesn’t have Univision Deportes and online legal option looks like FuboTV only.

      Fox Sports used to carry the CCL. If it had that type of coverage and no viewership I’d be more inclined to agree with you.

      (Although it is a chicken/egg situation, if CCL drew more eyeballs in prior years someone like Fox Sports would be carrying the English language rights in 2018).


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