Thursday, April 21, 2011

Monterrey, Real Salt Lake Play To 2-2 Draw At CONCACAF Champions League Final

Monterrey of Mexico's Primera Division and Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer played to a 2-2 draw Wednesday in the first leg of the 2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League final in Monterrey, Mexico.

The draw snapped a winless streak by MLS teams playing games against Mexican teams in any competition or exhibition.

Aldo Des Nigris opened the scoring for Monterrey with a goal in the 18th minute, but received a yellow card for taking off his shirt in celebration and will now, because he has received too many yellow cards, will miss the second leg game next Wednesday at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT, where Real Salt Lake is unbeaten in their last 37 games, be they regular seasons MLS or international friendly games.

Nat Borchers tied the contest at 1-1 for RSL in the 35th minute and the score held through halftime.

Humberto Suazo scored off a penalty kick in the 63rd that Monterrey thought would be the game-winning goal, but Javier Morales' 89th minute goal decided a draw was near.

Also scheduled to miss next Wednesday's game along with De Nigris for accumulating excessive yellow cards are Jesus Eduardo Zavala for Monterrey and Kyle Beckerman for RSL.

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