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Concacaf Champions League this week ...
March 29th, 2012 12:40AM

TAGS:  concacaf champions league, mexico, toronto fc


[SCOREBOARD] American Herculez Gomez did it again, scoring his eighth goal in the last six games, to earn 10-man Santos of Mexico a 1-1 tie in the first leg of their Concacaf Champions League semifinal before 18,950 fans at BMO Field. Gomez put Santos ahead 1-0 in the 30th minute but TFC equalized seven minutes later on Miguel Aceval's twice-taken free kick. Osmar Mares was sent off in the 77th minute, and Carlos Darwin Quintero was red carded after the final whistle during a bench-clearing fight. Humberto Suazo, who scored four goals in Monterrey's two quarterfinal wins, set up all three goals to lead defending champion Monterrey to a 3-0 win over UNAM Wednesday night in the first leg of their Concacaf Champions League semifinal.

Semifinals, First Leg
March 28 in Toronto
Toronto FC 1 Santos 1.
SAN: Herculez Gomez 30
TOR: Miguel Aceval 37

March 28 in Monterrey

Monterrey 3 UNAM 0.
MON: Miguel Morales  7
MON: Aldo De Nigris 60
MON: Aldo De Nigris 72

Semifinals, Second Leg
Wednesday, April 4
Santos vs. Toronto FC, 8 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer
UNAM vs. Monterrey, 10 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer

Note: All games will be streamed on Concacaf TV.

Quarterfinals, Second Leg
Thursday, March 15
UNAM 8 Isidro Metapan 0.
UNAM: own goal 24
UNAM: Eduardo Herrera 25
UNAM: Efrain Velarde 38
UNAM: Martin Bravo 53
UNAM: Eduardo Herrera 62
UNAM: Jose Garcia 68
UNAM: Fernando Espinoza 72
UNAM: Juan Cacho 87
(UNAM wins 9-2 on aggregate.)

Wednesday, March 14
Santos 6 Seattle Sounders 1.
SAN: Christian Suarez 8
SEA: Alvaro Fernandez 36
SAN: Christian Suarez 76
SAN: Oribe Peralta 9
SAN: Herculez Gomez 48
SAN: Herculez Gomez 67
SAN: Carlos Ochoa 80
(Santos wins 7-3 on aggregate.)

Los Angeles Galaxy 1 Toronto FC 2.
TFC: Ryan Johnson 34
LA: own goal 55
TFC: Nick Soolsma 67
(Toronto FC wins 4-3 on aggregate.)

Tuesday, March 13
Monterrey 4 Morelia 1.

MON: Humberto Suazo (pen.) 43
MON: Luis Perez (pen.) 60
MON: Humberto Suazo 70
MOR: Angel Sepulveda (pen.) 77
MON: Walter Ayovi 82
(Monterrey wins 7-2 on aggregate.)

Quarterfinals, First Leg
Thursday, March 8
Isidro Metapan 2 UNAM 1
MET: Mark Blanco 26
MET: Mark Blanco 48
UNAM: Eduardo Herrera 66

Wednesday, March 7
Toronto FC 2 Los Angeles Galaxy 2
TFC: Ryan Johnson 12
TFC: Luis Silva 18
LA: Mike Magee 29
LA: Landon Donovan 88

Seattle Sounders 2 Santos 1
SEA: David Estrada 12
SAN: Herculez Gomes 61
SEA: Brad Evans 63

Tuesday, March 6

Morelia 1 Monterrey 3
MON: Humberto Suazo 28
MON: Humberto Suazo 44
MOR: Joel Huiqui 60
MON: Dario Carreno 90

  1. StrikerBob Norman
    commented on: March 29, 2012 at 10:03 a.m.
    Stout-hearted effort TFC! Be strong and score 2 next week! Sounders-nation and MLS are behind you!
  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: March 29, 2012 at 11:16 p.m.
    Mexican American Gomez will score some more probably going for another blowout.

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