Happening tonight is something the Union hope to be in next year, the CONCACAF Champions League Final. This year’s final sees MLS’s LAFC take on Liga MX’s Tigres. It also marks the final soccer match of the year for North America.
Incase you are not aware of the history MLS has in this tournament; it is not a good one. Not one single team from the league has won the tournament in its 12-year history. Out of the 59 teams who have been featured in the champions league, only 4 teams have made the Champions League final. The last time an MLS team made an appearance was 2018 with Toronto FC.
One person LAFC will not have on the pitch, Eduard Atuesta. The midfielder was sent off during stoppage of the first half in the team’s last game. It happened when Atuesta tried to draw a penalty after he was tripped in the 18-yard box, something that was not awarded by the referee. As he stood up the Club America goal keeper fell to the ground, after a little hand motion from Atuesta. That was enough for the ref who showed him a red card. LAFC did try to appeal the suspension, however it was not overturned.
How to Watch
Where: Exploria Stadium — Orlando, Florida
When: 10 p.m., Tuesday December 22nd
Streaming: Fox Sports App