Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Tijuana takes lead in series with Cruz Azul
April 2nd, 2014 12:26AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  americans abroad, concacaf champions league, mexico

MOST COMMENTED

[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Tijuana, which started Americans Joe Corona and Edgar Castillo, beat Mexican rival, the current leader of the Liga MX's Torneo Clausura, 1-0, at the Estadio Caliente in the first leg of their Concacaf Champions League series.

Cristian Pellerano scored the lone goal for Xolos from the penalty spot in the 79th minute after a foul on Dario Benedetto in the area. They had never beaten Cruz Azul before. Corona came off in the second half, while Castillo played the entire match. U.S. striker Herculez Gomez came on as a late sub.



Afterwards, Gomez tweeted that he planned on retiring after the current season, only to send out a second tweet later in the evening saying ...


Toluca moved closer to the final with a 1-0 win at Costa Rica's Alajuelense in the other semifinal. A header from Paraguayan defender Paulo da Silva off a corner kick in the 72nd minute gave the Rojos Diablos the win. Alajuela's best chance went to waste as Jonathan McDonald missed a penalty kick in the 66th minute.



The return legs will be played next Tuesday (Toluca-Alajuelense) and Wednesday (Cruz Azul-Tijuana).


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
2014 NPSL All-League Team    
[AWARDS] Two players each from the NPSL finalists New York Red Bulls U-23s (Victor Manosalvas and ...
U.S. women to face Mexico twice in September    
[DATEBOOK] The U.S. women's national team has scheduled its second and third pre-Women's World Cup qualifying ...
MLS: Three games to watch    
[PREVIEW: Week 21] The MLS weekend schedule, which again includes a Friday night special (Philadelphia-Sporting Kansas ...
Bayern edges Chivas without World Cup stars    
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] Peruvian Claudio Pizarro scored in the 10th minute to give German champion Bayern Munich ...
Quakes make investment in Argentine Perez Garcia    
[MLS: Thursday] In need of an offensive spark, the San Jose Earthquakes have signed 29-year-old Argentine ...
U.S. U-17s earn first win in Denmark    
[OPEN NORDIC TOURNAMENT] After losing its first two games to host Denmark and Norway, the U.S. ...
Kiss on the Neck: Sportsmanship taken to new level?    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] After a pair of players clashed in a Copa do Brazil ...
Super Solo Effort in FA Women's Super League    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Manchester City’s 17-year-old midfielder, Natasha Flint, took the ball in our own half, ...
Women's World Cup dress rehearsal begins Tuesday    
[COUNTDOWN: Canada 2014] Twelve years after hosting the first FIFA youth championship for women, Canada will ...
ESPN will broadcast 17 U-20 Women's World Cup matches    
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] In its last FIFA world championship before rights revert to Fox next ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives