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2019/2020 Season

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CONCACAF Champions League draw: LAFC to face Leon, Atlanta vs. Motagua

MEXICO CITY -- MLS record-breakers LAFC and Mexican striker Carlos Vela will face a stern CONCACAF Champions League debut, after being drawn against Liga MX's Club Leon in the round of 16.

Leon was the only Mexican side in pot two of the draw, guaranteeing that La Fiera would be facing a team from MLS, with LAFC potentially facing Cruz Azul in the semifinal.

The full draw is Atlanta United against Motagua (Honduras), Club America versus Comunicaciones (Guatemala), Cruz Azul and Portmore United (Jamaica),...

Club Atletico Independiente eliminate Toronto FC, Houston Dynamo advance past Guastatoya

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Independiente midfielder Juan Gonzalez celebrates after his side knocked Toronto FC out of the CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday.

Toronto FC made a quick exit from the CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday with a 1-1 home draw against Club Atletico Independiente that sealed the Panamanian team's 5-1 aggregate victory.

Jordan Hamilton scored for Toronto in the 19th minute, but Omar Browne's 67th-minute goal sealed advancement for CAI.

"Disappointed for sure, but now we look forward," Toronto captain Michael Bradley said. "We're all focused on Philadelphia [in the MLS opener] at the weekend."

Next up for CAI will be a two-legged...

CONCACAF Champions League: Toronto FC shocked; Saprissa beat Tigres, Houston Dynamo win

Club Atletico Independiente shocked Toronto FC 4-0 in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League round of 16 on Tuesday.

The Canadian club had not played a competitive match since the end of the 2018 MLS regular season and it showed at Estadio Agustin Sanchez. The Panamanian hosts and competition debutantes jumped to an early lead when Abdiel Ayarza scored in the ninth minute.

Toronto's newly acquired striker Terrence Boyd had a chance to equalize on a penalty kick in the 31st minute but the...

Portland Timbers add Costa Rican defender Julio Cascante

Julio Cascante will join the Timbers after facing them in the CONCACAF Champions League in 2016.
Julio Cascante faced off against the Timbers in the CONCACAF Champions League in 2016.

The Portland Timbers acquired center-back Julio Cascante from Costa Rican giants Saprissa on Tuesday.

The Timbers used targeted allocation money for the transfer, which is pending approval of his visa and other documentation.

Cascante, who is from Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, has played in 107 matches with 93 starts since his professional debut in his native country in 2011.

He made one appearance for the national team in a friendly in December 2015.

"We have monitored his progress for over a year,...


Minnesota United loans out Johan Venegas to Saprissa

Johan Venegas found limited success with Minnesota United.

Minnesota United has loaned attacker Johan Venegas to Saprissa for a year, the Costa Rican club confirmed on Friday.

Venegas scored two goals with five assists in 22 games for the Loons last season after moving to Minnesota in a trade with the Montreal Impact.

Although he has been a target of criticism in Minnesota, he has performed for Costa Rica with nine goals in 44 appearances for the national team, inlclding the opener in a 4-0 World Cup qualifying win over the United States last year.

In a...