CONCACAF Champion’s League: A Calm Or A Real Salt Lake Storm?

Quick name an American team  that plays possession-oriented ball, has won a Cup, features domestic and foreign internationals and is a goal or two away from heading to the World Fifa World Club Cup.

Mo reasons with Morales

Amazing that the last question is one that can be considered for an MLS team, isn’t it?

Real Salt Lake takes the field south of the border this evening in hopes of making history; that is making their opponent Monterrey history or at least escaping tonight with a sufficient and manageable result for the home leg.

It’s nothing short of an astounding position in and one that has galvanized unified support for MLS, the league ahead of club rivalries. I dare say–for many reasons–that a Chelsea fan likely doesn’t root for Manchester United this year if the Red Devils make the UEFA Champion’s League Final.

The showing by Real Salt Lake has already been impressive and no doubt saved the club a few marketing and talent development dollars as teams below the Tropic of Cancer have witnessed its quality. Plus, for a team with an exquisite home record, I doubt RSL will feel an away disadvantage around MLS opponent stadiums upon the tourney’s conclusion.

Enjoy the match.

13 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by John on 2011/04/20 at 4:16 PM

    Most Rapids fans still aren’t/won’t be rooting for Salt Lake. Other than that though….


  2. Posted by dth on 2011/04/20 at 7:07 PM

    I hate these MLS stadia with football lines all over them! How can we hope to attract fans with those joke lines!!!!!!!


  3. Posted by maxq on 2011/04/20 at 7:48 PM

    My thoughts on this game so far:

    Kyle Martino >>>>>>>>> John Harkes


  4. Posted by Eric on 2011/04/20 at 8:18 PM

    Who else learned that Mexico has college football today? Who would have known you’d see Monterrey playing on football lines while the American team plays on a soccer-only field.


    • Posted by Ufficio on 2011/04/20 at 8:58 PM

      I actually went to the final last year. Pumas over Tigres in a blowout. Good times.


    • When I had ESPNDeportes they used to show Mexican (American) Football league games. The league and fields looked lower brow than some of the shoddier high schools in the US.


  5. Posted by Eric on 2011/04/20 at 8:54 PM



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