Humberto Suazo's goal just before halftime was the difference tonight, as Monterrey defeated Real Salt Lake 1-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. That goal, combined with the 2-2 draw in Monterrey, gives the Mexican side the CONCACAF Champions League title and sends them on to the FIFA Club World Cup.
Here's the result from the MLSsoccer.com website.
Halftime: Monterrey up 1-0 tonight and therefore 3-2 in aggregate. Humberto Suaro finished a beautiful sequence from close range in the final seconds of the half.Pregame: Monterrey and Real Salt Lake meet for the CONCACAF Champions League title tonight at 7p.m. at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. This is the concluding game of a two-game aggregate-score match. The first, in Mexico, ended 2-2. That seems to put RSL in good position -- not only playing even on the road, but also scoring two road goals, which are the first tie-breaker.
The match will be shown life on Fox Soccer Channel.
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The winner goes on to the FIFA Clubs World Cup, and a win for RSL would be seen as a feather in the cap of Major League Soccer.
Here is the matchday information from MLSsoccer.com.
I'll keep this post open all day for pregame, in-game, and postgame discussion