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LA drops CCL Quarterfinal series against Club Tijuana

19 March 10:04 am

LA drops CCL Quarterfinal series against Club Tijuana

By Sam Stejskal

The LA Galaxy won’t be a happy bunch at Saturday’s RSL home opener at Rio Tinto Stadium.

LA lost its CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal series on Tuesday night, falling 4-2 in the second leg at Mexican side Club Tijuana to drop the series 4-3 on aggregate.

LA got off to a nightmare start at Estadio Caliente, giving up three goals in the first 30 minutes to fall behind 3-1 on aggregate. The Galaxy pulled within one goal when Robbie Keane put away a 47th minute free kick, but fell behind 4-2 on aggregate when Richard Ruiz scored for Tijuana in the 82nd minute. Keane pulled LA back again in the 85th, but it wasn’t enough, with LA failing to find a winner in the game’s final stages.

The CCL Quarterfinal loss adds to LA’s rough start to the season, with the Galaxy now having a Champions League loss under their belts to go along with their season opening defeat to your Claret-and-Cobalt. Real Salt Lake will look for its second win against LA on Saturday, opening its 2014 home schedule at 2:00 p.m. MT against its Western Conference rival. Get your tickets here