Transmogrified Tiger wrote:bukie wrote:Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
And then the following week we get back to the best competition on earth. That's right CONCACAF Champions League kicks off in just 7 days.
I do have to say I am not overly optimistic about the quality of MLS teams that are participating in this year's event. Columbus, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Portland aren't exactly the cream of the MLS crop, but hey, one of them might beat a Mexican team.
Columbus is definitely a Top 4 MLS team at the moment, maybe Portland too depending on your opinion of their offseason. Big problem is the draws are basically the opposite of what you'd hope for to maximize MLS advancement too. Best hopes are Atlanta gelling quickly and making it through the weaker quadrant of the bracket, and either Columbus or Portland outslugging a Mexican team or two and making a run.
I think LAFC/Seattle/NYCFC would probably fare better in this event, but yeah, Columbus was good at the end of last year for sure and should be good again. Portland might be good again, and Philly probably lost too much to pose too much of a threat. Once again, though, it's likely that at least 3 of the 4 best clubs in the event are Mexican again, and just hoping for a final that isn't just America/Monterrey.