Sounders v Tigres CCL Quarters Leg One - Gamethread

A heartwarming place where you can talk about the Champions League match between Seattle and UANL Tigres with us.

Some matches Seattle goes in as overwhelming favorites (Most Open Cup, CCL Group stage, Reserve League). During the regular season at worst they are evenly matched with their MLS competitors. A couple times a year Sounders FC are dramatic underdogs. Even then, Sigi Schmid rarely plays cynically. Tonight against UANL Tigres in CONCACAF Champions League action expect a cynical lineup that emphasizes the bunker & counter with one forward with speed to chase and the other with a magical foot.

Even without Villa UANL Tigres has depth in the attack. Luis Garcia Fernandez is usually only a sub, but he has a pedigree that can challenge the top 2% in MLS. He is likely to play tonight. Lucas Lobos is a classic Argentine #10. Their LDM and LB are an American National and a Mexican national. Maybe one sits. That doesn't improve the situation.

This is exactly the match for Seattle to play anti-football. Scoring a single road goal makes a large difference in how this two-leg series could swing. Giving up no goals could rewrite history. MLS sides do not beat Liga MX teams in two-leg knockout rounds. There will be a first time. A little magic, a little badger and a WWI trench dug around the goal may be enough.

TV: FoxSoccer at 7 PM

Tactical Keys

  • Bunker
  • Counter
  • One special moment

Player Matchups

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