The CONCACAF Champions League will restart once again and only three Liga MX teams are in the quarterfinals and Cruz Azul is one of the favored teams as they visit Los Angeles, California.
Currently, there are 8 teams left in the CONCACAF Champions League tournament with the MLS have more teams in the playoffs, Montreal, LA FC, Atlanta, and NYCFC, while the Liga MX has only three teams remaining, Tigres, America, and Cruz Azul. While Olimpia is the only team representing the Liga Nacional of Honduras. Out of all the games that will be conducted on Wednesday and Thursday, the most attractive game will be Cruz Azul vs LA FC, as Carlos Vela will continue to dominate in the tournament.
Cruz Azul is currently the leader of the Clausura 2020 coming off a tremendous 4-2 win against Tijuana this past weekend of the Jornada 9 of the Liga MX. With that win, La Maquina set themselves in the first place position with 19 points, 6 wins, 1 draw, and only 2 losses. In addition to those outstanding numbers, La Maquina is the top offensive team of the tournament with an overall of 23 goals in favor of being led by the Uruguayan winger, Jonathan Javier Rodriguez with 8 goals under his name.
Making the winger of La Maquina the leading scorer of the Clausura 2020. With the offensive power team, Cruz Azul carries they could be a problem against a shaky defense of LA FC for the first leg of the quarterfinals.
As of LA FC, they won their first game debuting for the 2020 MLS season beating Inter Miami 1-0 and recently they are coming off a tough draw against Philadelphia Union with a 3-3 score, placing them in the 5th position of the league standings with only 4 points.
Truthfully, It is very premature to make assumptions on how great Carlos Vela’s team could be moving forward in the season. What really stands out is that Vela scored this past weekend against Philadelphia a spectacular goal that earned him his 50th goal since joining the MLS, making him one of the remarkable players for LA FC.
On Thursday night, March 12, 2020, at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California surely It will be an even split of Cruz Azul and LA FC fans, which will make this first leg match an unforgettable one.
Will the night end in a high scoring match or will Cruz Azul look for a draw or a slight win to finish Vela’s team back at the Estadio Azteca for the second leg of the quarterfinals? Give us your predictions.