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Title: Eddie Johnson winner for Seattle vs Tigres in CCL
Post by: btings on March 13, 2013, 05:33:28 AM
For those who don't follow the CONCACAF Champion's league, Seattle was down 1-0 to Tigres after the away leg. They gave up an early goal, then scored 3 straight to win, including this sweet winner from EJ:

Highlight: Johnson slips past the winner (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfXyliVfbIM#ws)
Title: Re: Eddie Johnson winner for Seattle vs Tigres in CCL
Post by: CanadianCottager on March 13, 2013, 03:58:49 PM
Seattle becomes only the second non-Mexican team, along with Xelaju, to eliminate a Mexican team in the Champions' League era. A great piece of history, albeit marred by the typically CONCACAF nonsensical match changing refereeing decision.
Title: Re: Eddie Johnson winner for Seattle vs Tigres in CCL
Post by: YankeeJim on March 13, 2013, 04:29:51 PM
I watched the match. Too bad Eddie didn't play that well for Fulham. He was a force to deal with. The game was entertaining and Tigras lost for a very Mexican reason, arrogance. Typical. Didn't the Galaxy win the thing several years back and wouldn't they have had to beat a Mexican team along the way? I seem to remember that DC United won it under Arena  as well.
Title: Re: Eddie Johnson winner for Seattle vs Tigres in CCL
Post by: btings on March 13, 2013, 04:48:51 PM
I know RSL has made the finals, but I don't know who they beat.  There was a lot of talk of this being a "historic" victory, so maybe those other teams just beat non-Mexican teams (there are only 4 spots for Mexican teams...).

While we're at it, this missile from Djimi Traore... was also pretty good:
Highlight: Traore screamer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObZVcMYxWXQ#ws)
Title: Re: Eddie Johnson winner for Seattle vs Tigres in CCL
Post by: CanadianCottager on March 13, 2013, 06:13:56 PM
I watched the match. Too bad Eddie didn't play that well for Fulham. He was a force to deal with. The game was entertaining and Tigras lost for a very Mexican reason, arrogance. Typical. Didn't the Galaxy win the thing several years back and wouldn't they have had to beat a Mexican team along the way? I seem to remember that DC United won it under Arena  as well.
Typical Tuco Ferretti, he only played one game the entire tournament with the first team and ended up thrashing the Costa Rican champions 5-0, why it didn't occur to him to use his first teamers again who knows.
LA and DC United have both won the maximum CONCACAF club title, but that was in the Champions Cup era, since the switch to the Champions League only Mexican teams have won it. Previously, teams from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Suriname, Guatemala, Honduras, Trinidad, the USA, and Haiti all had won titles.
Title: Re: Eddie Johnson winner for Seattle vs Tigres in CCL
Post by: EJL on March 13, 2013, 08:49:28 PM
I know RSL has made the finals, but I don't know who they beat.  There was a lot of talk of this being a "historic" victory, so maybe those other teams just beat non-Mexican teams (there are only 4 spots for Mexican teams...).

While we're at it, this missile from Djimi Traore... was also pretty good:
Highlight: Traore screamer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObZVcMYxWXQ#ws)
Djimi Unchained: the D is silent

(I know I'm not supposed to be here)