Real Salt Lake took a step closer to becoming the first Major League Soccer team to win the CONCACAF Champions League and participate in the FIFA World Club Cup via a 2-2 draw at Mexican Champions Monterrey on Wednesday night. The match was the first in the home and away series making up the Final of the 2010/11 CONCACAF Champions League.
The second leg of the series will be played on Wednesday, April 27th at RSL’s Rio Tinto Stadium where the Utah team owns a 34-game unbeaten streak in official competitions since May 2009.
Monterrey — De Nigris 18’
Real Salt Lake — Borchers 35’
Monterrey — Suazo PK 63’
Real Salt Lake — Morales 89’
REAL SALT LAKE: Nick Rimando — Chris Wingert, Nat Borchers, Jamison Olave, Robbie Russell (82’ Tony Beltran) — Will Johnson, Kyle Beckerman, Javier Morales, Ned Grabavoy (61’ Andy Williams) — Alvaro Saborio (82’ Arturo Alvarez), Fabian Espindola
Subs Not Used: Kyle Reynish, Chris Schuler, Jean Alexandre, Collen Warner
MONTERREY: Jonathan Orozco — Ricardo Osorio, José María Basanta, Hiram Mier, Sergio Pérez — Neri Cardozo, Walter Ayoví, Luis Ernesto Pérez (21’ Jesús Zavala), Sergio Santana (70’ Jesús Arellano) — Aldo de Nigris (22’ Osvaldo Martínez), Humberto Suazo
Subs Not Used: Severo Meza, Duilio Davino, William Paredes, Juan Ibarra
Photo Credit: mlssoccer.com