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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.

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Available Squads
23Carlo CudiciniGoalkeeper
2Todd DunivantDefender
4Omar GonzalezDefender
5Sean FranklinDefender
20A.J. DeLaGarzaDefender
22LeonardoDefender
8Marcelo Sarvas Striker
9Mike MageeMidfielder
19JuninhoMidfielder
7Robbie KeaneStriker
33Jose VillarrealStriker
12Brian RoweGoalkeeper
21Tommy MeyerDefender
25Rafa GarcíaMidfielder
-Michael StephensMidfielder
12Hector JimenezMidfielder
10Landon DonovanStriker
32Jack McBeanStriker
23Juan de Dios IbarraGoalkeeper
2S. MezaDefender
5Ricardo OsorioDefender
5D. ChavezDefender
10W. AyovíMidfielder
-José María BasantaDefender
21H. MierDefender
17J. ZavalaMidfielder
18Neri Raúl CardozoMidfielder
-A. De NigrisStriker
26H. SuazoStriker
-J. DauttGoalkeeper
-Leobardo LópezDefender
34H. MoralesDefender
16E. SolísDefender
68J. CoronaMidfielder
19César Fabián DelgadoMidfielder
-G. MadrigalStriker

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