A place in the CONCACAF Champions League final is on the line, as Toronto FC heads to Torreon, Mexico, to take on Santos Laguna (8 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel) and attempts to do what no other MLS team has done: Eliminate a Mexican side in the knockout rounds of the CCL.
The odds are against TFC, considering Santos Laguna's form, especially at home, and overall firepower combined with Toronto's defensive frailties. The Reds were able to hold the Mexican Clausura leaders to a 1-1 draw at BMO Field last week, but Santos Laguna's away goal — scored by red-hot American striker Herculez Gomez — is currently the difference between the two sides.
Making matters more difficult for TFC is that Designated Player striker Danny Koevermans is unavailable for the match after being suspended for yellow card accumulation, and he joins fellow DP Torsten Frings on the sidelines for the upstart MLS side.
SBI will be providing commentary on the match, so feel free to follow along with us, and as always share any thoughts and opinions in the comments section below. Enjoy the action (Commentary is after the jump):