[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE]
The Concacaf Champions League moves into the semifinals without MLS participation, but Americans will be represented as Tijuana, which
hosts Cruz Azul on Tuesday, has used seven U.S.-born players this season, including three national team players not called into the USA-Mexico friendly. Toluca and Cruz Azul, on the other hand, will
be without key players who are with El Tri in Arizona. Concacaf Champions League: Tuesday, April 1
Alajuelense vs. Toluca, 8 p.m. ET (Galavision, Fox Sports 2)
Tijuana vs. Cruz Azul, 10 p.m. ET (UDN, Fox Sports 2) Edgar Castillo
, who played
in the USA-Ukraine friendly in Cyprus, Joe Corona
and Herculez Gomez
remained with Xolos for the Cruz Azul match. Corona
and Texas product Greg Garza
started in both legs of the quarterfinal series against the LA Galaxy.
Mexico national team keeper Jose de Jesus Corona
will be available for Cruz Azul, but two other members of La Maquina -- Rogelio Chavez
and Marco Fabian
-- are with El Tri in Arizona.
Goalie Alfredo Talavera
and Isaac Brizuela
, both born in California, were released by Toluca to join Mexico for Wednesday's friendly and will miss Tuesday's first leg
against Alajuelense in Costa Rica.