TFC will face the other half of Mexico’s Súper Clásico rivalry, Chivas de Guadalajara. Like Toronto, Chivas hit the road and was outplayed Tuesday. But the Goats were fortunate to be facing the New York Red Bulls, a club renowned for agonizing, repeated slip-ups in knockout competition. New York was dominant everywhere but the scoreboard, and the 0-0 draw at Red Bull Arena knocked them out thanks to Chivas’s close 1-0 win in the first leg.
An MLS club hasn’t won the Concacaf title since 2000-01, back when the competition was a quick affair contested entirely on U.S. soil. Since they started traveling in ’02, MLS members have earned just two silver medals and suffered loads of embarrassment. And Chivas, despite its pedigree and renown, hasn’t been regional champ since 1962. A drought will end soon.
Soource: Sports Illustrated