Third time is charm for Cruz Azul
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Cruz Azul, which lost in the first of the first two Concacaf Champions League finals, won the 2014 edition when it tied Toluca, 1-1, on
the road to win the final on its away goal scored by Argentine striker Mariano Pavone after the series ended 1-1.
Concacaf Champions League Champions
2009 Atlante 2 Cruz Azul 0
2010 Pachuca 2 Cruz Azul
(Pachuca wins on away goal)
2011 Monterrey 3 Real Salt Lake 2
2012 Monterrey 3 Santos 2
2013 Monterrey 4 Santos 2
2014 Cruz Azul 1 Toluca 1
(Cruz Azul wins on away goal)
Cruz Azul's title
was its sixth Concacaf title to break the record it shared with Club America. It won the old Concacaf Champions Cup in 1969-71 and 1996-97.
Pavone's goal in the 41st minute gave La
Maquina the halftime lead. Edgar Benitez tied the score in the 62nd minute.
The game featured the likely No. 1 and No. 2 goalies for Mexico's World
Cup team -- Jesus Corona for Cruz Azul and Alfredo Talavera for Toluca.
33 Jesus Corona (Mexico)
28 Gerardo Flores (Mexico)
27 Emanuel Loeschbor (Argentina)
26 Julio Cesar Dominguez (Mexico)
27 Alejandro Castro
34 Gerardo Torrado (Mexico)
29 Rogelio Chavez (Mexico)
24 Joao Rojas (Ecuador)
26 Mauro Formica (Argentina)
24 Marco Fabian (Mexico)
31 Mariano Pavone
33 Christian Gimenez (Argentina/Mexico)
32 Horacio Cervantes (Mexico)
Champions League Awards:
Golden Ball: Mariano Pavone (Cruz Azul)
Golden Boot: Raul Nava (Toluca).
Golden Glove: Alfredo Talavera (Toluca.
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily BeIn Sports launches new streaming platform July 23, 6:11 p.m. |
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] BeIN Sports' living stream platform has become BeIN Sports Connect, providing authenticated ... A decade later, Beasley is back July 23, 5:59 p.m.
[MLS TRANSACTIONS] A decade after leaving MLS for Europe, DaMarcus Beasley has returned to Major League ... What They're Saying: Louis van Gaal July 23, 2:39 p.m.
"We have to prepare for the season and when you have a lot of commercial activities ... Six EPL clubs in action on U.S. soil on Wednesday July 23, 12:17 a.m.
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] No less than eight international matches will be played on Wednesday. Manchester United and ... Fire and Quakes need points in Yallop homecoming July 23, 12:09 a.m.
[MLS: Week 20] Ten league matches are sprinkled over the next six days to accommodate a ... What They're Saying: Jason Ader July 23, 12:02 a.m.
"The second mouse gets the cheese. This is not something that will happen overnight." -- Gaming ... 2014 W-League All-League Team July 22, 11:23 p.m.
[AWARDS] Two midfielders from the regular-season champion LA Blues -- Mele French and Sarah Killion -- ... The Chicago Daily News July 22, 10:27 p.m.
[THE PITCH] The relocation of U.S. women's national team star Christen Press from Sweden to the ... Pep Guardiola: Julian Green deserves Bayern shot July 22, 10:12 p.m.
[AMERICANS ABROAD] On a Bayern Munich team featuring six German World Cup champions, plus a host ... Squads picked for Denmark and Mexico tourneys July 22, 6:47 p.m.
[USA UNDER-17 MEN] U.S. under-17 men's national team head coach Richie Williams named two rosters for ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives