The Columbus Crew are crowned the new MLS Cup champions After defeating LAFC 2-1, they looked to build a dynasty and become two-time champions in the North American competition, but found themselves with a well-worked team that outplayed them for much of the tournament.
however, Not only did Los Angeles miss out on a chance to enter the MLS history books, they also suffered a double blow. This despite having secured a ticket to the finals after being knocked out of the Concacaf Champions Cup.
The 10 MLS teams that have punched a ticket to the Concacaf Champions Cup: Columbus Crew (MLS Champion), Houston Dynamo (US Open Cup Champion), FC Cincinnati (Supporters’ Shield Champion), St. Louis City FC (Conference Champion), Orlando City (Top MLS 2023 Schedule), New England Revolution (General Schedule second place), in addition to the three who secured their place in the League Cup (Inter Miami, Nashville SC and Philadelphia Union), Canadian champions (Vancouver Whitecaps).
They stay on the shore
In this way, it could have been a historic year for the Los Angeles team, which ended in ‘already qualified’, after losing the three finals they played: CONCACAF Champions League (vs. Lyon), Champions Cup (Tigres) and MLS Cup (Columbus Crew).
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In early June, the California team’s first final came. After losing the first leg in Lyon, Cerundolo’s side failed to recover and went down 0-1 for a 3-1 aggregate score. In favor of the Mexican Club.
On September 27, a second final will arrive for the reigning MLS champions. Once again, BMO Stadium was the platform for the Black & Gold to achieve one more trophy, but Tigres de Mexico won on penalties after a goalless draw in regulation time.
finally, On Saturday, 2018 saw another disappointment for fans of the established team.. In their quest to become the first two-time champions since the LA Galaxy (2011-2012), they fell by the wayside when they fell in Columbus.
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