- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On September 2, 2008
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- CCL, CONCACAF Champions League, Joe Public, Tauro
A couple more preliminary matches in the CONCACAF Champions League tonight, both involving MLS squads.
New England Revolution and Chivas USA play host to Joe Public and Tauro FC, respectively. Tonight, they will either move on to the group stages of the competition or fade off into the sunset.
The Revs have the better shot at advancing after their 2-1 loss last week in Trinidad to Joe Public. That lone road goal would end up to be huge if the Revs can get on the board in this one. A goal by the visitors could spell big trouble for the Revs who are coming off a 2-2 draw to LA this past weekend.
Chivas has a bit of a hill to climb right now, in a 2-0 hole. It won’t be as simple as just scoring two goals either. Luis Bueno posted this info over at the Sideline Views about what Chivas has to look for tonight:
A 2-0 Chivas USA win would send the game to injury time.
A 3-1 Chivas USA win would send Tauro through (road goal edge).
If Tauro scores a single goal, that would ensure that the game would end in regulation no matter what.
Chivas USA will go through with a win by three or more goals regardless of how many goals Tauro scores.
Both club have their work cut out for them, that is for sure. I think the home advantage will come in to play though for each team helping each advance.
The New England game will be live on Fox Soccer Channel at 7pm CT, and the Chivas game will air on Galavision at 9pm CT (check your local listings).
What do you make of each club’s chances tonight? See both clubs moving on, just one and not the other, or neither?! Post your thoughts below.