Jesus Dueñas (pictured) and Tigres battled host Cruz Azul to a scoreless stalemate in the Liga MX Clausura on March 18, 2017, in Mexico City. (Photo: Luis Licona/Straffon Images)
Tigres’ unbeaten run in the 2017 Liga MX Clausura stretched to four games with a scoreless draw at Cruz Azul, while FC Dallas came from behind to top the New England Revolution in MLS. CONCACAF.com takes a look at the weekend action involving the 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League semifinalists.
Cruz Azul 0, Tigres 0
Four days after its 2-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the first leg of their 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League semifinal, Tigres (3W-3D-4L) registered another clean sheet in a 0-0 draw at Cruz Azul on Saturday. The result extended UNAL’s unbeaten streak to four games in Liga MX and seven games in all competitions. Tigres has not conceded an away goal in Liga MX play since a 1-0 loss at Pachuca on February 11. In addition, the Felinos have not allowed a goal in their last 419 minutes in all competitions and sit 13th in the domestic table.
Queretaro 3, Pachuca 0
Pachuca (5W-1D-3L) was unable to bounce back from Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to FC Dallas in the 2016/17 SCCL semifinal, first leg, falling 3-0 at Queretaro on Saturday. Yerson Candelo’s third-minute goal gave the Gallos Blancos an early lead, before Neri Cardozo (11’) and Camilo Sanvezzo (82’) capped the victory. Pachuca currently sit fifth in the Liga MX Clausura table.
FC Dallas 2, New England Revolution 1
FC Dallas (2W-1D-0L) rallied for a 2-1 win over the New England Revolution on Saturday. Lee Nguyen’s penalty conversion gave the visitor a 1-0 lead at halftime, but Maximiliano Urruti (71’, 77’) struck for second-half brace to seal the points for FCD. Urruti also scored in FC Dallas’ 2-1 win over Pachuca on Wednesday.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0, Toronto FC 2
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (0W-1D-2L) was unable to overcome a Brek Shea’s 70th-minute ejection as was defeated 2-0 by visiting Toronto FC on Saturday. Spanish midfielder and former Cruz Azul man Victor Vazquez struck six minutes after Shea was sent off, while United States international Jozy Altidore completed the scoreline in the 80th minute.