FC Dallas continued their fine start to the MLS season with a 3-0 win away to Real Salt Lake and in-form Maxi Urruti was once again at the centre of it. The former Newell’s forward opened the scoring from the penalty spot but added a clever second in injury time to sew up a solid victory to maintain the club’s unbeaten start.
Tata Martino’s Atlanta suffered a second consecutive defeat away to New York City FC and after goals from David Villa and Rodney Wallace had the home side ahead, Maxi Moralez burst between the Atlanta defence and slotted the ball into the bottom corner.
Columbus Crew earned a 2-0 win over New England Revolution and a fine Federico Higuaín doubled the lead to ensure all three points.
The Liga MX regular season drew to a dramatic close and Ismael Sosa was among the scorers as Tigres swept into the playoffs with a 5-1 win against Querétaro. André-Pierre Gignac struck a hat-trick but Sosa notched the third to help send the champions through and despite an underwhelming campaign should be considered among the favourites.
Toluca and Santos Laguna will meet each other again in the quarter finals after a 2-2 draw on Sunday evening. Two superb goals by Pablo Barrientos and Gabriel Hauche had Toluca two-up before the break after the hosts had seen Djaniny sent off early. However a controversial penalty reduced the deficit before Julio Furch scrambled an equaliser. Former Independiente midfielder Jesús Méndez was sent off for Toluca and Santos were reduced to nine men before the full time whistle.
And finally, Mauro Boselli was on target from the penalty spot but couldn’t prevent Club León slumping to a 2-1 defeat against Cruz Azul.