The Seattle Sounders became the first MLS team to beat a Mexican side in the CONCACAF Champions League since its 2008 inception, when they eliminated Tigres yesterday at Century Link field, 3-1 in the quarter-finals second leg.
The heroes, rookie DeAndre Yedlin for his stunning volley fetching the equalizer, Djimi Traore's sweetly struck 30 yard half volley that clanged off the crossbar and into goal, and Eddie Johnson for his silky smooth, tightly worked finish off an impossible angle for the final goal in the 75th minute ensuring passage into the semi-finals.
Till then, Tigres were still riding pretty on the away goal scored by Elías Hernández off a move initiated by former US international, Jonathan Bornstein. Yes, he's still around, a bit more in the shadow since Bob Bradley left. That goal meant Sounders would have to score three and even Manuel Viniegra's sending off for his second booking made that possibility extremely remote. But history is meant to be re-written and the Sounders did exactly that.
They now await the winners of the Houston Dynamo vs Santos Lagune quarter-finals at Torreon with the MLS side leading, 1-0 in the first leg at home.