The soccer news starts with Toronto FC seeing off Colorado in the CONCACAF Champions League. The second-leg finished 0-0 at BMO Field with Toronto advancing 2-0 on aggregate. Colorado had the edge on shots on goal four to three, but it was Toronto hitting the post with the better opportunity.
"At the end of the day, our job was to go through," Toronto coach Greg Vanney said about the approach to the second-leg. "We did that. I thought we probably missed a couple chances early. If we get those goals it probably changes the game a little bit more."
Jose Torres subbed on in the 86th minute for Tigres who saw off Herediano 3-1 on the night and 5-3 on aggregate. Enner Valencia put Tigres up in the 49th minute with herediano equalizing in the 78th. Valencia returned Tigres' lead a minute later with Ismael Sosa adding a goal in the 90th. Rubio Rubin was on the bench and Michael Orozco wasn't in the squad for Tijuana's 1-1 home draw with CD Motagua to take that serie 2-1 on aggregate. Jose Alberto Garcia put Tijuana up in the 3rd minute with Motagua equalizing in the 88th.
Toronto already knows their quarterfinal opponent. They'll play Tigres, the Liga MX Apertura champions. The Toronto Sun's Kurtis Larson previews that meeting of MLS and Liga MX title holders. MLSsoccer.com's Charles Boehm on the Toronto vs Tigres matchup.
In Copa MX, Jorge Villafana wasn't in the squad for Santos Laguna's 0-0 home draw with Mineros De Zacatecas. Omar Gonzalez subbed out in the 53rd minute for Pachuca's 2-1 loss at San Luis. Trailing from the 17th minute, Pachuca's Franco Jara equalized from the penalty spot in the 49th. San Luis scored their winner five minutes into stoppage time.
The Ringer's Andrew Helms talks to soccer agent Rob Moore who arranged Christian Pulisic's move to Borussia Dortmund about US player development. Pro Soccer USA's Evan Weese updates the Crew to Austin situation.
The Independent's Lawrence Ostlere profiles Henrik Larsson looking for his next coaching job. The NY Times' Rory Smith looks at the big picture issue for Manchester United, not winning enough to satisfy a worldwide audience. The Guardian's David Hytner has Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger responding to speculation over his future. World Soccer's Brian Glanville doesn't expect Wenger to last much longer with Arsenal. Tifo Football's Blair Newman looks at what Lazio is doing in Serie A.
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