[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE]
The San Jose Earthquakes' flair for last-game dramatics carried over to the Concacaf Champions League as Alan Gordon
's goal four minutes into stoppage time earned them a 1-1 tie with Toluca in the first leg of their quarterfinal series Tuesday night at Buck Shaw Stadium. Preview: LA Galaxy-Tijuana Preview: Sporting KC-Cruz Azul
With a date next week at La
Bombonera, one of the most feared places to play in Mexico, the Quakes will nonetheless rue their missed chances take a lead into the second leg. Raul
punished them for their waste, putting the Diablos Rojos ahead midway through the second half. Chris Wondolowski
and Steven Lenhart
both has chances for the Quakes, but Wondo was stopped by Alfredo Talavera
, one of four keepers fighting for the three spots on
Mexico's World Cup team, and Lenhart hit the woodwork.
-- The Quakes were playing without U.S. international centerback Clarence Goodson
, who was
suspended for picking up his second yellow card of the tournament in the final group game for time-wasting. Nava's goal ended San Jose's streak of 269 minutes without giving up a goal. March 11 in Santa Clara, Calif. San Jose Earthquakes 1 Toluca 1.
Goal: Gordon 90+4; Nava 67. San Jose Earthquakes
Busch, Barklage, Bernardez, Hernandez (Gordon 72), Stewart, Cato, Cronin (Koval 72), Pierazzi, Salinas, Wondo, Lenhart. Toluca --
Gamboa, Galindo, Duenas, Tiago, Trejo, Velasco, Esquivel, Benitez (Brizuela 59), Salguiero, Nava. Concacaf Champions League, Results: QUARTERFINALS, First Leg March 10
Alajuelense (CRC) 0 Arabe Unido (PAN) 0 March 11
San Jose Earthquakes 1 Toluca (MEX) 1.
Concacaf Champions League,
Schedule: QUARTERFINALS, First Leg
Sporting KC vs. Cruz Azul (MEX)
TV: 8 pm ET
on Fox Sports 2 and UDN. March 12
LA Galaxy vs. Tijuana (MEX)
TV: 10 pm ET on Fox Soccer Plus and Galavision.