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CONCACAF Champions League Preview: LA Galaxy - Monterrey

CONCACAF Champions League Preview: LA Galaxy - Monterrey

Victor Decolongon

The two-time defending MLS Cup champion Galaxy face off against the two-time defending CCL champion Monterrey in a much-anticipated semifinal series

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Cudicini; Franklin, DeLaGarza, Gonzalez, Dunivant; Magee, Sarvas, Juninho, Clark; Keane, Villarreal.


Monterrey (4-4-2): Ibarra; Meza, Mier, Basanta, Chavez; Zavala, Ayovi, Cardozo, Corona; De Nigris, Suazo

Monterrey


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This is the first of a two-leg, aggregate goal semifinal. The second leg will be played on April 10 at Estadio Tecnológico in Monterrey
  • Monterrey is the two-time defending champion of this competition. The Rayados beat Real Salt Lake in the 2010-11 final, before vanquishing Santos Laguna in the 2011-12 final.
  • Monterrey defeated Guatemalan side Xelaju in the quarterfinal by a 4-2 aggregate score. The Galaxy got by Costa Rican side Herediano with a 4-1 aggregate win.
  • Galaxy forward Robbie Keane missed out on Saturday's 2-2 draw with Toronto FC, but is expected to be ready for this match.
  • Monterrey starting goalkeeper Jonathan Orozco will miss both legs of the semifinal with a grade two tear in his right hamstring,
  • Landon Donovan made his season debut Saturday against TFC, playing the final 30 minutes of the match. He is expected to be available for both legs of this series.
  • The winners of the semifinals will advance to the two-leg final, to be played on April 24 and May 1. The winner of the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League will earn a berth to the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

LA Galaxy

Monterrey

Wins
0
0
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

LA Galaxy GAL
LA Galaxy LA Galaxy
Draw
CF Monterrey MON
CF Monterrey Monterrey
42%
54%

Top 3 Predictions

LA Galaxy GAL
1 - 2
CF Monterrey MON
LA Galaxy GAL
2 - 0
CF Monterrey MON
LA Galaxy GAL
1 - 3
CF Monterrey MON

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