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April 9, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
Estadio Nuevo Corona — Torreón
Referee:‬ J. Aguilar‎
Attendance:‬ 19595‎

CONCACAF Champions League Preview: Santos Laguna - Seattle Sounders FC

The Sounders face a daunting task in Torreon, as they must overcome a 1-0 deficit on the road to advance to the CCL final.

By Seth Vertelney

seattle sounders - santos laguna
Santos Laguna (4-4-2): Sanchez; Estrada, Baloy, Mares, Figueroa; Rodriguez, Salinas, Crosas, Quintero; Gomez, Peralta.

Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Gspurning; Yedlin, Hurtado, Traore, Gonzalez; Joseph, Alonso, Rosales, Zakuani; Ochoa, Johnson.

  • Herculez Gomez scored a vital away goal at CenturyLink Field last Tuesday, as Santos Laguna won the first leg of the two-leg semifinal 1-0.
  • Seattle has overcome a deficit to a Mexican team in this competition already, as it came back from 2-0 down on aggregate to defeat Tigres UANL 3-2 in the quarterfinal.
  • Seattle will be without Obafemi Martins and likely Brad Evans due to injury.
  • This match will be the 10th time the Sounders have faced a team from Liga MX. They have a 3-6-0 record in their previous nine meetings.
  • Santos is unbeaten in its past seven league outings (4-0-3), including a stretch of four straight wins.
  • This semifinal is a rematch of last year's CCL quarterfinal. Seattle won the first leg 2-1 at home, but was crushed 6-1 in the return leg, falling 7-3 on aggregate.
  • With Monterrey heading home with a lead over LA in the other semifinal, we could be in for a rematch of last year's CCL final, which the Rayados won with a 3-2 aggregate scoreline over Santos Laguna.

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CCL ‎(CCL)‎ Apr 9, 2013 Santos Laguna 1 - Seattle Sounders FC 1
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CCL ‎(CCL)‎ Apr 2, 2013 Seattle Sounders FC 0 - Santos Laguna 1
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CCL ‎(CCL)‎ Mar 14, 2012 Santos Laguna 6 - Seattle Sounders FC 1
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CCL ‎(CCL)‎ Mar 7, 2012 Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Santos Laguna 1
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Last Five Matches
Team News
Available Squads
1Oswaldo SánchezGoalkeeper
-J. EstradaDefender
-Aaron GalindoDefender
20Osmar MaresDefender
-F. BaloyDefender
58Juan Pablo RodríguezMidfielder
75N. CalderónStriker
17Rodolfo SalinasMidfielder
28C. QuinteroStriker
-H. GómezStriker
24O. PeraltaStriker
-Julio José González Vela-AlvizuGoalkeeper
19Rafael Alejandro FigueroaDefender
-César IbañezDefender
6Marc CrosasMidfielder
-C. RamírezMidfielder
-E. LugoStriker
-M. CárdenasStriker
81Michael GspurningGoalkeeper
17DeAndre YedlinDefender
12Leonardo GonzálezDefender
18Djimi TraoreDefender
20Zach ScottDefender
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
7Eddie JohnsonStriker
7Steve ZakuaniMidfielder
12Alex CaskeyMidfielder
7Mario MartínezMidfielder
21Shalrie JosephMidfielder
24Marcus HahnemannGoalkeeper
4Marc BurchDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
7Mauro RosalesStriker
5Andy RoseMidfielder
27Lamar NeagleMidfielder
26S. OchoaStriker
Group 1 Matchday 1
Times In EDT
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
R. Nava R. Nava
7 0
Pavone Pavone
Cruz Azul
5 0
N. Muñoz N. Muñoz
A.D. Isidro Metapán
5 0
A. Emaná A. Emaná
Cruz Azul
4 0
Robbie Keane Robbie Keane
LA Galaxy
4 0