Can Any MLS Clubs Upset Their Liga MX Opponents In The CCL Quarterfinals?

With five MLS clubs and three Liga MX sides making up the quarterfinals of the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League, the stage is perfectly set to deliver the matchups we all want to see.  

While one MLS side is guaranteed passage to the semifinals (Atlanta and Philadelphia do battle in the quarters), we’re eagerly anticipating 2018 CCL finalist Toronto against 2014 CCL winner Cruz Azul, reigning MLS Cup titleholder Columbus taking on 2019 CCL victor Monterrey, and 2020 MLS is Back Tournament champ (the highest accolade around) Portland clashing with 2016 CCL top dog América.   

5 Goles En 2 Partidos: Chicharito Hernández Y Su "Tapando Bocas MLS 2021 Tour"

Chicharito anda dulce. A los dos goles que convirtió en la primera semana de la MLS, ante el Inter Miami, ahora sumó un hat-trick para la victoria 3-2 de LA Galaxy sobre New York Red Bulls. Yep, cinco conquistas en dos partidos. Una cifra colosal, que esconde bajo la alfombra su horrendo 2020 y que comienza a tapar las bocas de aquellos que no daban un peso por el goleador mexicano. Incluido quien escribe.

Restoring Parity: The Current CCL Format Has Been Detrimental To Smaller Clubs, But Change Is Coming

When the topic of the CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) is discussed among American soccer fans, the inevitable focus is on the struggles of MLS sides in the competition.

Since the tournament was expanded and renamed in 2008, a Mexican side has won the title every season. More than half of the CCL finals have been contested between Liga MX teams and only four MLS sides have reached the final in that timespan.

The last American team to lift the trophy was LA Galaxy back in 2000, only the second MLS club to win in the 33 seasons of the competition up to that point.

He Has Arisen: Chicharito Scores First Career Hat Trick Since 2016

Javier "Chicharito" Hernández scored three goals in the opening 60 minutes as the Los Angeles Galaxy earned a 3-2 victory Sunday over the visiting New York Red Bulls to become the only two-win team in MLS two weeks into the season.

It was the second consecutive multi-goal game for Chicharito, who scored just two goals the entire 2020 season for the Galaxy.

Andrew Gutman and Cristian Cásseres Jr. scored goals for the Red Bulls, who are the only Eastern Conference team to lose each of their first two games.

Los Higuaín Se Convirtieron En Los Primeros Hermanos En Anotar En Un Mismo Partido De La MLS

El Inter Miami logró su primera victoria de la temporada 2021 de la MLS, al derrotar por 1-2 al Philadelphia Union. El equipo de Florida vino desde atrás, en una jornada que tuvo a los hermanos Higuaín como protagonistas. De hecho, Federico y Gonzalo se convirtieron en la primera pareja de hermanos en convertir en un mismo partido de la liga estadounidense.

World Finds Joy In Quality Of Ezequiel Barco’s Strike And Response Of 20,335 Fans

Ezequiel Barco and Emerson Hyndman each had goals to lead host Atlanta United to a 3-1 victory over Chicago Fire FC on Saturday night.

After not scoring in its MLS opener last week against Orlando City and mustering only two goals in three matches overall, Atlanta United (1-0-1, 4 points) found its offensive spark in front of a 50-percent capacity crowd in its home opener.

17-Year-Old Cade Cowell Gets Hype Train Rolling With Pretty Goal, Assist In San Jose Win

Cade Cowell scored his first goal of the season and added an assist in his new role as a starting striker to lead the host San Jose Earthquakes to a 3-1 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday.

Oswaldo Alanís scored from the penalty spot and Cristian Espinoza added a second-half goal after missing a first-half penalty for the Earthquakes (1-1-0, 3 points), who won their first home opener since 2018.

‘He’s A Clown’: Minnesota Rips David Ochoa After RSL Keeper Punts Ball At Fans

It’s a situation we’ve all seen countless times: The visiting team, playing the role of underdog, takes an early lead in front of a charged crowd and spends the remainder of the match attempting to disrupt the rhythm of the game to secure the three points; the end justifies the means, no matter how it’s achieved.

But you’ve never seen it play out quite like last night’s MLS meeting between Minnesota United and Real Salt Lake at Allianz Field in Saint Paul. 

Nani’s Spectacularly Cheeky Backheel Goal Finally Ends VAR Nonsense In KC

Friday night’s Sporting KC-Orlando City match had a little bit of everything for VAR haters, with three goals disallowed, two by the VAR. But VAR giveth and VAR taketh: An incredible Nani goal was initially ruled offside, but the VAR reversed the decision as the Portuguese star gave the visitors a 1-1 draw on Friday in Kansas City, Kansas. 

Jugador MLS De La Semana Y Cumplidos De Alex Morgan: El Fútbol Vuelve A Sonreírle A Chicharito

Lo sabemos. Para Chicharito Hernández 2020 fue un año para tirar por el inodoro. En mala forma física y con apenas dos goles en 12 partidos, muchos estaban convencidos de que su paso por LA Galaxy estaba destinado a ser uno de los grandes fiascos de la MLS. Sin embargo, en el inicio de la temporada 2021, el mexicano anunció que está listo para pelearla y demostrar que está para soñar con cosas chingonas. 

Sus goles en el debut lo hicieron merecedor del premio al Mejor Jugador de la Semana en la MLS. También sirvieron para recordar en lo que es bueno: