2018 CONCACAF Champions League Thread

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  1. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Meh, our champions beat their champions. America may be playing well now but that's it. Let's not raise them that high.
     
  2. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    What would be hysterical is a Toronto - Seattle final!
    (I don't expect it but would love it after the last two MLS Cups).
     
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  3. EvilTree

    EvilTree Member+

    Canadian S.C
    Canada
    Nov 20, 2007
    Frozen Swampland, Soviet Canuckistan
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    for the record, i'm still alive.

    excuse me while I get another drink to calm the nerves
     
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  4. GoodDead

    GoodDead Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Club:
    Sporting Braga
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    TFC started well and just got lost or gassed after 25 mins. They definitely got more and more nervous as the game went on but luckily did enough to eliminate a Liga MX team....now we are rewarded with America....We need a big win at BMO.
     
  5. SixKick

    SixKick Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 13, 2000
    Chicago
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Thoroughly impressed. Congrats to Toronto. I hope America were watching and know not to take this team lightly... and not to foul within free kick range.
     
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  6. jayd8888

    jayd8888 Member+

    Aug 22, 2006
    Denver CO
    TFC created their own luck too.
     
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  7. GoodDead

    GoodDead Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Club:
    Sporting Braga
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    #2082 GoodDead, Mar 14, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2018
    Tigres fans btw show the huge difference in support between Mexico and USA/Can just amazing especially when they were scored on and when the final whistle blew. Respect.
     
  8. Sounder

    Sounder Member

    Apr 29, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sure TFC almost choked at the end. They did it with 2 of their starting defenders not on the field and 3rd best attacker barely able to play for 20min. Against the 2nd best team in MX. 3 years ago any MLS team would have lost 5-1. MLS is getting remarkably better in a short period of time.
     
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  9. C-Rob

    C-Rob Member

    May 31, 2000
    IMO, an overlooked key to the game was Vanney putting three defenders on the bench, all of whom could play outside back. Being able to sub in Auba and Hagglund because of injuries to the starters, and not miss a beat, was huge. Of course, that also says a lot for the depth that many MLS teams have been able to develop over the past two years.
     
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  10. EvilTree

    EvilTree Member+

    Canadian S.C
    Canada
    Nov 20, 2007
    Frozen Swampland, Soviet Canuckistan
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  11. Mr. Bandwagon

    Mr. Bandwagon Member

    May 24, 2001
    the Barbary Coast
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Even if Seattle shit the bed tomorrow, 2 MLS teams advancing to the semis is impressive. And by impressive what I mean is what MLS should be doing on a regular basis but seemingly never does.
     
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  12. EvilTree

    EvilTree Member+

    Canadian S.C
    Canada
    Nov 20, 2007
    Frozen Swampland, Soviet Canuckistan
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    also respect to Tigres for a fair game and not being a bunch of turds when losing, unlikes Tijuana
     
  13. tigersoccer2005

    tigersoccer2005 Member+

    Dec 1, 2003
    North Bergen, NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Champions Cup offcially announced (Im watching the UDN wrap up show) annual game between MLS Cup winner and Liga MX champ.
    I'm guessing that the Apertura and Clausura champs will have to play some kind of playoff to see who gets to play the MLS champ?
     
  14. EvilTree

    EvilTree Member+

    Canadian S.C
    Canada
    Nov 20, 2007
    Frozen Swampland, Soviet Canuckistan
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    courtesy of @Colima24 , but this is lulz

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  15. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    The Trillum Cup actually exists?
     
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  16. TOAzer

    TOAzer Member+

    The Man With No Club
    May 29, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not really. When, for example, if boxer A grows to the point that an opponent, B, who used to pummel him regularly now has to give his all to split results in future bouts, you do not question A's progress and that he has caught up with B. You do not require him to dominate B the way A was dominated in the past. If that were to happen you would not be saying A had caught up with B, you would be saying that A had clearly surpassed B.
    The evidence on the ground is that MLS has gone far to close the gap with MLX. It is not yet clear if it has caught up. And no one, I think, except perhaps you, is claiming that MLS should be measured by the criterion that it come to surpass MLX the way MLX in the past has surpassed MLS.
     
  17. It's called FOOTBALL

    LMX Clubs
    Mexico
    May 4, 2009
    Chitown
    #2092 It's called FOOTBALL, Mar 14, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2018
    No lack, my prediction may still come true, tourney's not over yet.
    I'd never push em over.

    But these results mean nothing, it's like Swansea beating Arsenal in a random league fixture. Or a tennis game at the park. TFC and Red Bulls are still inferior to the teams they beat. 9 out of 10 series between the teams tonight, the results would have been opposite.

    *that was a parody of excuses I've read here over the years, not serious. Both MX teams deserve to be clowned for this, they have no excuse, just like any other CL side from Barca to Corinthians, from Galaxy to Jeonbuk Motors.

    Tuca didn't take this seriously and paid the price. This is all on him.
    It hasn't caught up. It needs to win at least 3 of the next 5 to claim it has caught up.
    MLX was always ahead of this league, they didn't have to surpass it.
     
  18. ThreeApples

    ThreeApples Member+

    Jul 28, 1999
    Smurf Village
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It will be the winner of the Campeón de Campeones match.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campeón_de_Campeones
     
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  19. T.M. Anthony

    T.M. Anthony Member+

    Jun 13, 2010
    Hudson Valley
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #2094 T.M. Anthony, Mar 14, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2018
    It was really mean of your team to make you that nervous for so long. Glad mine didn't do that, it was nice stress free soccer. Oh look, another goal... :cool:


    ... Next round is gonna drive me nuts.
     
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  20. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Winning both legs.
     
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  21. tigersoccer2005

    tigersoccer2005 Member+

    Dec 1, 2003
    North Bergen, NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Details of the new MLS-Liga MX partnership:

    MLS Cup winner vs Liga MX champ (winner of campeon de campeones) in September. annual game
    MLS All Stars vs Liga MX All Stars (date to be determined)
    MLS Homegrowns vs Liga MX Under 20's annually
     
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  22. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Mucho respecto to Red Bull’s and Toronto. Incredible performances over 180 minutes for both teams.

    One thing I noticed more and more so far in these quarters is the MLS team’s ability to actually play the ball on the ground effectively in a way they never could before. In the past the mls v mfl matches have looked more like the last 10 minutes of Toronto/Tigres for the entire match.
     
  23. TOAzer

    TOAzer Member+

    The Man With No Club
    May 29, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Stephen Hawkings was a remarkable man. But as a physicist, as opposed to the person he had to be to overcome the horrific adversity he faced, he was interesting, occasionally brilliant, but not close to the level of an Einstein--- never mind a Newton. Roger Penrose was at least his equal as a thinker, much superior as mathematician, somewhat inferior as a physicist. A genuinely brilliant man. Yet no one would claim that his was a "once in a lifetime" intellect. This past century has been an astonishingly rich era in terms of scientific and mathematical talent expressed among the men and women of our generations. I have great respect for Hawkings, but he is a "top 100 of 20th century kind of genius" as opposed to the age defining genius you suggest. If any one man could be said to have defined the physics of the last half of the 20th century it would have been Richard Feynman.
    That said, ALS is a hideous assault upon the person who suffers it. The extraordinary qualities of determination and courage that it took to be Stephen Hawking are hard for me to fathom. Requiescat in Pace, Stephen.
     
  24. LaMascara

    LaMascara Member+

    Apr 11, 2013
    Club:
    Pachuca CF
    Congrats to Toronto and thanks for eliminating Tigres. :D
     
  25. TOAzer

    TOAzer Member+

    The Man With No Club
    May 29, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "It is a small man that makes a mountain out of an anthill"
     

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