10-man Atlanta wins, Portland draws
The CONCACAF Champions League returned Tuesday, and a set of Big league Soccer sides revealed various protecting designs in getting rid of the rest.
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Atlanta United was undaunted, winning in Honduras regardless of playing more than a half with 10 males, while Portland Timbers will more than happy to have actually scored two times however likewise shake their heads at some really suspect impulses when Marathon had the ball.
Alajuelense 0-1 Atlanta United
Job provided for the 5 Stripes after a wild flight in Costa Rica.
Brad Guzan was dispatched in the 43rd minute for a last male back nasty, sending out teenage goalkeeper Rocco Rios Novo in between the sticks days after signing on loan from Lanus II.
Oh yeah, that was on loan from Lanus II to Atlanta United 2.
However Atlanta made a charge in the early minutes of the 2nd half and Ezequiel Barco buried it, and the 5 Stripes hung on to win the very first leg over Bryan Ruiz, Johan Venegas, and an Alajuelense group unbeaten and leading the Costa Rican Primera Department with 9 wins and 7 draws.
Rios Novo made 6 conserves over the last 47 minutes. The 2nd leg comes 6pm ET on April 13 in Georgia.
CD Marathon 2-2 Portland Timbers
The Timbers blew a set of leads in Honduras, however the 2 away objectives will be great alleviation for Giovani Savarese’s males.
Portland led through Felipe Mora and a Marathon own objective triggered by Diego Valeri’s looooong range totally free kick that clattered the cross bar and the back of keeper Denovan Torrez.
However both objectives were addressed within minutes, as Brayan Castillo and Marlon Ramirez sent out the tie to Oregon at 2-2.
Previous Celtic left back Emilio Izaguirre was a force in the middle of the park for the hosts, with 3 crucial passes and 12 takes on versus Portland.
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