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Three MLS clubs on course to advance
by Paul Kennedy, August 31st, 2012 1:01AM
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TAGS:  concacaf champions league, houston dynamo, mls, seattle sounders


[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The Seattle Sounders won at Trinidad & Tobago's Caledonia AIA, 3-1, on Thursday night, and the short-handed Houston Dynamo earned a point in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, with a 1-1 tie against Olimpia. After three days of play, the Sounders, Dynamo and Los Angeles are in good shape to advance, while Real Salt Lake and Toronto FC trail in their groups.

Alex Caskey, Sammy Ochoa and Fredy Montero all scored a goal and an assist for the Sounders, who took a five-point lead of Group 4 with just two games to play. Caledonia is eliminated with just one point through three games.
The Dynamo trailed on a low, diving header from Douglas Caetano in the 7th minute but equalized in the 57th minute on Adam Moffat's header off Nathan Sturgis' cross.

Sturgis was shortly thereafter sent off for a late challenge.

Olimpia had a chance to win in stoppage time, but Juan Ramon Ramirez hit the post.

Thursday, August 30
Tauro (PAN) 0 Herediano (CRC) 1
HER: Waylon Francis 47
Caledonia AIA (TRI) 1 Seattle Sounders (USA) 3
SEA: Alex Caskey 44
SEA: Samuel Ochoa 59
CAL: Kareem Joseph (pen.) 66
SEA: Fredy Montero 68
Olimpia (HON) 1 Houston Dynamo (USA) 1
OLI: Douglas Caetano 7
HOU: Adam Moffat 57

Wednesday, August 29
Guadalajara (MEX) 4 W Connection (TRI) 0.
GUA: Marco Fabian 53
GUA: Carlos Fierro 63
GUA: Marco Fabian 67
GUA: Marco Fabian 90
LA Galaxy (USA) 4 Puerto Rico Islanders (PR) 0
LA: Tommy Meyer 7
LA: Jose Villarreal 46
LA: Jack McBean 79
LA: Michael Stephens 81
Municipal (GUA) 0 Monterrey (MEX) 1
MON: Humberto Suazo 79

Tuesday, August 28
Toronto FC (CAN) 1 Santos (MEX) 3
SAN: Darwin Quintero 49
TFC: Quincy Amarikwa 69
SAN: Daniel Ludena 90
SAN: Candido Ramirez 90
Real Esteli (NCA) 0 Alajuelense (CRC) 1
ALA: Allan Guevara 41

Group 1:
Santos 6 points; Toronto FC 3 points; Aguila 0.
Group 2: Herediano 6 points; Real Salt Lake 3 points; Tauro FC 0.
Group 3: Houston Dynamo, Olimpia 4 points; FAS 0.
Group 4: Seattle Sounders 6 points; Marathon, Caledonia AIA 1.
Group 5: Los Angeles Galaxy 6 points; Isidro Metapan 3 points; Puerto Rico Islanders 0.
Group 6: Tigres, Alajuelense 4 points; Real Esteli 0.
Group 7: Monterrey 6 points; Municipal 3; Chorrillo 0.
Group 8: Xelaju 4 points; Guadalajara 3; W Connection 1.

1 comment
  1. Alberto Mora
    commented on: September 2, 2012 at 9:14 p.m.
    Congrats! for the three MLS teams that won their matches, they can enjoy the experience for now and I hope their coaches made note for the future because once they face the Mexican teams their show is over, so keep learning!!

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