The Burrito Wrap - Jornada 3

The Burrito Wrap is back after a prolonged summer break- / relocation- / World Cup- induced holiday. A new season means a new format, and while we’ll continue to look at top stories off the pitch, we’ll also try and some variety to the column from week-to-week, meaning you'll get a veritable potluck of Burrito fillings.

Cruz Azul v. Xolos: Breaking Down the CCL Semifinal

One half of the Concacaf Champions League final is now complete. Toluca defeated Alajuelense in the two-legged semifinal match-up by a 3-0 aggregate. The Liga MX club now awaits their Mexican rival to decide which team will win the title and have the chance to represent Concacaf in the Club World Cup. Whom exactly that will be will be determined on Wednesday night in Estadio Azul.

Concacaf Champions League: The Mexican Three

Now that the knockout rounds of the Concacaf Champions League are finally here, we get to see some intriguing Liga MX-MLS match-ups. For those unfamiliar with what these MLS teams are up against, here’s a brief look into the three Liga MX teams visiting the states for the first legs this week.

San Jose / Toluca

Concacaf Champions League Final Preview: Santos v Monterrey 2013

The finals of the Concacaf Champions League begin with the first leg later tonight. Santos Laguna host Monterrey in what will surely prove to be a compelling match-up. I write this with confidence due to the fact that we've seen them face each other so many times.

The Declaration of Codependence: An Open Letter to MLS Supporters


Face of Evil

Sometimes some nasty stuff goes down on the soccer field. Today alone, saw AC Milan's Champions League strategy of fouling Messi every time he had the ball and a combination leg rake/groin kick tackle in the CONCACAF Champions League match between Santos and Toronto that drew red (blood and card). Yet, the worst thing that went down on the pitch today wasn't violent. It actually involved no contact whatsoever. 
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