Monterrey are out. Dallas could be out. Portland could be out. Pumas could be out.
We could be out.
After seeing all four Liga MX sides and four of the five MLS sides advance to the quarter-finals in last season’s CONCACAF Champions League, this season’s edition has been a lot more interesting.
Rayados’ shock double defeat against Arabe Unido has seen them eliminated with a game to spare and a host of other big names are teetering on the edge.
History in the Making?
Make no mistake, it’s great to see sides from outside Mexico and the United States advance to the latter stages of the competition — as long as it’s not at our expense!
Herediano will not be an easy game. They’ll be motivated to cause an upset and will come out with all guns blazing. And Costa Rican teams have history – the country is already the second most successful in the competition with six titles. Herediano would desperately love to keep their hopes of a seventh alive.
Hernan Medford, the manager of tonight’s opponents, says he wants his side to make history.
“We have a strong team with players who have already won the Champions League, players who are in their international squads,” he said. “We have a team full of experience.” (Mediotiempo)
“Tigres is the favorite to win but Concachampions, but that motivates us and we want to make history.”
Kickoff is at 9pm local time.