Though they had already booked their place in the quarterfinals before Thursday, the Los Angeles Galaxy’s 3-2 victory against Isidro Metapan helped them secure the No. 4 seed in the quarterfinals as the match-ups for the knockout round were set after Thursday night’s results.
The Galaxy will face No. 5 seed Herediano in the quarterfinals. Herediano beat out Real Salt Lake for their place in the quarters.
Three MLS teams will take part in the knockout rounds. The Seattle Sounders secured the No. 3 seed and will take on No. 6 UANL Tigres. The Houston Dynamo wound up with the No. 7 seed and will face Herculez Gomez and No. 2 seed Santos Laguna.
The only quarterfinal series that won’t include an MLS team features defending Champions League champion and No. 1 seed Monterrey taking on No. 8 Xelaju. The Guatemalan underdogs are the surprise of the quarterfinals after knocking off Chivas Guadalajara to book their place.
The quarterfinals begin on March 5, 2013.
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