CONCACAF Champions League Preview: Toronto FC - Santos Laguna
Four months after they tangled in the 2011-12 CCL semifinal stage, Toronto FC and Santos Laguna are set to renew hostilities.
By Rudi Schuller
|Toronto FC (4-4-2): F. Hall (GK); J. Hall, Eckersley, O'Dea, Morgan; Wiedeman, Frings, Dunfield, Johnson; Hassli, Silva
OUT: GK Stefan Frei (L lower leg); FW Danny Koevermans (L knee ACL tear); DF Ty Harden (lower abdominal strain); DF Matt Stinson (R quadriceps strain); DF Doneil Henry (L knee tendinosis); MF Reggie Lambe (R knee MCL sprain); Nicholas Lindsay (L knee surgery recovery)
PROBABLE: FW Eric Hassli (back spasms)
|Santos Laguna (4-4-2): Becerra (GK); Figueroa, Alanis, Ibanez, Adachi; Salinas, Ludueña, Lugo, Crosas; Gomez, Quintero
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- These teams met at the semifinal stage of the previous edition of the CONCACAF Champions League, with Santos prevailing 7-3 on aggregate.
- Toronto was the first Canadian team to reach the CCL semifinals. Mexican teams have won every edition of the Champions League.
- Santos' Darwin Quintero and Osmar Mares were both red-carded in their last appearance at BMO Field.
- Both sides sit at three points in Group 1 after each team pummeled C.D. Aguila in their respective CCL openers. Santos Laguna holds a slight advantage in goal differential after winning 5-0, bettering TFC's 5-1 victory.
- Mexican teams have never won on Canadian soil in the short history of the CCL, going 0-2-3 (W-D-L) in five matches.
Top 3 Predictions
Toronto FC 1-3 Santos Laguna
- 20.59 %
Toronto FC 1-0 Santos Laguna
- 13.24 %
Toronto FC 0-2 Santos Laguna
- 10.29 %
|CCL (CCL)||Oct 24, 2012||Santos Laguna 1 - Toronto FC 0|
|CCL (CCL)||Aug 28, 2012||Toronto FC 1 - Santos Laguna 3|
|CCL (CCL)||Apr 4, 2012||Santos Laguna 6 - Toronto FC 2|
|CCL (CCL)||Mar 28, 2012||Toronto FC 1 - Santos Laguna 1|
|May 18, 2013||Toronto FC 0 - Columbus Crew 1||MLS|
|May 8, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 2 - Toronto FC 1||MLS|
|May 4, 2013||Colorado Rapids 1 - Toronto FC 0||MLS|
|May 1, 2013||Montreal Impact 6 - Toronto FC 0||NCC|
|Apr 27, 2013||Toronto FC 1 - New York Red Bulls 2||MLS|
|-||Frederick Michael George Hall||Goalkeeper|
|-||Oswaldo Alanis Pantoja||Midfielder|
|23||Felipe Abdiel Baloy Ramírez||Defender|
|58||Juan Pablo Rodríguez||Midfielder|
|19||Rafael Alejandro Figueroa||Defender|
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed