TORONTO — It speaks volumes about where Toronto FC is at these days that the reigning MLS champions are looking forward to tackling Mexican heavyweight Tigres UANL on the road next week. “We’re playing the Mexican champions who don’t want to lose this series in front of their home crowd and their home stadium. Mexican teams have won the last nine editions of the tournament since it changed to a Champions League format in 2008-09. Both teams came out in 3-5-2 formations, dropping to a five-man backline when the other team had the ball. Toronto’s best Champions League showing was in 2010-11 when it reached the semifinals before losing 7-3 on aggregate to Mexico’s Santos Laguna.
Source: National Post March 08, 2018 03:06 UTC