Seattle's 3-2 aggregate win over Tigres sends the Sounders into the CONCACAF Champions League semifinal round next month, where they will meet the winner of the Santos Laguna-Houston series, which will resolve tonight in Mexico. (The game will be shown on Fox Soccer, live at 5 p.m. Pacific.)
Here's what coach Sigi Schmid had to say looking ahead to that coming series:
“I learned a long time ago: I don’t care who we play,” Schmid said. “It’s not like I prefer Houston to win, or Santos Laguna. We’ve got a score to settle with Santos, if Santos is the representative; and if it’s Houston, then that’s the team we’ve got to get past and it means there’s an American team that gets into the final. So, either way is OK with me.”
Santos eliminated the Sounders by 7-3 aggregate in the CCL quarterfinal round last season, coming from behind with a 6-1 rout in the resolution game in Mexico.