MLS Teams Advance in the Champions Cup

Scottish International Paul Dalglish (yes he is Kenny Dalglish’s son!) scored a critical goal and helped set up another as Houston defeated Puntarenas FC 2-0 in the home leg of the CONCACAF Champions Cup Quarterfinal held in College Station. This game was noteworthy partly because the atmosphere on the Texas A&M campus seemed far more lively than any Dyanamo game I watched last season from Houston. This was the first win for an MLS team over a Costa Rican team in the Champions Cup since the Galaxy defeated Saprissa in 2000. Over the past six years Costa Rican teams have dominated MLS sides in the competition. The Dynamo will now face Pachuca in the Semifinals.

DC United cruised behind two more goals from Emilio, who appears to be the best International signing for an MLS club this year (besides David Beckham) to a 7-3 aggregate win over CD Olimpia and now will face Chivas in the Semifinals.

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A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the World Soccer Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the books 'Blue With Envy' about Manchester City FC, and 'Soccerwarz' about the MLS, USL and NASL infighting.
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