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Houston-Santos at 5 p.m. is first of three CCL quarterfinals featuring MLS sides

[HTML1]Three straight nights of MLS teams in CONCACAF Champions League matches kicks off at 5 p.m. today as the Houston Dynamo host Santos Laguna of Mexico (which eliminated Seattle in this round last season).

Above and below are previews from MLS:

The journey continues this week for three MLS teams that will fight to advance in the CONCACAF Champions League. Houston, Los Angeles, and Seattle each prepare the first leg of the quarterfinal stage of the CONCACAF Champions League. The quarterfinals consist of two-game, home-and-home series. While Houston and LA being this stage of the competition at their home venues, Seattle must travel to Mexico to take on the current Clausura leader, Tigres.

Tuesday, March 5 (5 p.m. PT, FOX SOCCER) Tonight, the Houston Dynamo host former-MLS and current U.S. Men’s National Team forward Hercules Gomez and his Mexican squad Santos Laguna.

Houston has yet to lose a match at BBVA Compass Stadium and hope that streak continues tonight. Last year, los Guerreros of Santos Laguna made it to the final but fell short to two-time defending champion Monterrey. Wednesday, March 6 (7 p.m. PT, FOX SOCCER) Seattle Sounders FC travel to Mexico to square off against Tigres UANL, the current Liga MX Clausura leaders. Thursday, March 7 (5 p.m. PT, FOX SOCCER)The LA Galaxy host Costa Rican side Herediano, who hope to be the second Central American side to reach the semifinals.