Toronto FC to face Chivas in CONCACAF Champions League finals

Toronto FC beat Club America to advance to CONCACAF League final

Toronto FC beat Club America to advance to CONCACAF League final

In the end, a goalkeeping masterclass from Rodolfo Cota saw the Mexicans through, as Chivas progressed to their first continental final in the Champions League era thanks to Isaac Brizuela's effort in the first leg.

Toronto, who won the opening leg 3-1, were forced to play the majority of the match without star forward Jozy Altidore - the United States worldwide substituted early following a collision at the iconic Estadio Azteca.

Chivas has not won the title since the inaugural tournament in 1962.

Toronto FC put out the same starting lineup from last week's 3-1 win, but substitutes Victor Vazquez, Chris Mavinga and Justin Morrow were unavailable.

Missing the playmaking Vazquez became an issue early as striker Jozy Altidore went down in the seventh minute with an injury.

Since the Mexican side earned more points (4-1-1, 13 points) through the previous rounds, they will host the second leg; the MLS side finished with a record of 3-2-1 and total of 11 points. Tosaint Ricketts burst on to a wonderful lofted through ball from Sebastian Giovinco before unselfishly teeing up Osorio to tap home. America's William da Silva beat him to the ball but inadvertently played the ball directly into Jonathan Osorio's pass for the goal. Boos from the thousands of fans in attendance at L'Estadie Azteca rained down on the pitch after the goal was called back. What then followed was relentless pressure from Club America and a series of stunning saves from Toronto keeper Alex Bono.

Happy to sit back in the second half, Toronto only conceded via the penalty spot in stoppage time after Michael Bradley fouled Oribe Peralta. His presence made a difference in the 80th minute when he stopped a potential breakaway by Diaz. It was far too little too late, however, and the referees blew the final whistle shortly after.

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