Toronto Eliminate Galaxy From CONCACAF Champions league
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Nick Soolsma scored in the 67th minute and also had an assist and Toronto FC beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 on Wednesday night to advance to the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals.
Ryan Johnson scored on a header and set up Soolsma’s goal as Toronto overcame an own goal to escape with a 4-3 victory in the total-goals series. The teams tied 2-2 last week in Toronto.
Toronto will face Mexico’s Santos Laguna in the semifinals. Santos Laguna routed the Seattle Sounders 6-1 on Wednesday night in Torreon, Mexico, for a 7-3 aggregate victory.
The Galaxy, needing a win or low-scoring draw to advance, looked to be in position to do so when Toronto defender Ty Harden went sliding in the box and pushed the ball into the back of his own net to level the score at 1 in the 55th.
Soolsma put Toronto ahead, finishing a first-time cross from Johnson with his left foot.