Mexico’s Santos Laguna travels toToronto FC’s BMO Field this Wednesday to open the CONCACAF ChampionsLeague semifinals. Later that night, defending champion Monterrey willwelcome Pumas to the Estadio Tecnologico.
Toronto FC, which got past fellow Major League Soccer side LAGalaxy 4-3 on aggregate in the quarterfinals, is led by forward RyanJohnson. The Jamaican international has five goals in 10 Champions Leagueappearances.
High-scoring Santosadvanced to the semifinals after a 6-1 second-leg quarterfinal rout of theSeattle Sounders, taking the series 7-3 on aggregate. US internationalHerculez Gomez scored three goals in those two games.
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Monterrey easily raced past Morelia 7-2 on aggregatein the quarterfinal pairing. The Rayados are unbeaten in six all-time CCLgames against Mexican opposition.
Pumas reversed a 2-1 first-leg quarterfinal loss to Isidro Metapanwith a record-tying 8-0 second-leg victory. The result equaledHerediano’s mark of most goals scored In a single CCL match and thelargest margin of victory. More information here.