Two quick goals raised the specter of the Estadio Azteca working its magic again, but Santos countered and sent Miguel Herrera's side packing.
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Santos Laguna knocked out Club America in the semifinal of the 2018 Clausura on Sunday and will face Toluca in the Liga MX final.
Santos Laguna totally outclassed Club America in a 4-1 win on Thursday and will take a healthy lead into the second leg.
Santos Laguna started the Clausura hot, but cooled considerably by the end. But it still has every chance to beat America to a place in the final.
Andres Ibarguen's late strike secured a 2-1 win for America against Pumas on Saturday to book Las Aguilas' place in the Liga MX Clausura semifinal.
Miguel Herrera is non-committal about a return to managing Mexico, but ironically a title run with Club America could help him land the job.
With one leg of Liga MX's QFs done, America and Tigres appear set to advance while Morelia-Toluca and Xolos-Monterrey remain too close to call.
Mateus Uribe and Jeremy Menez both scored twice as America eased past Pumas 4-1 on Wednesday in the quarterfinal first leg of Liga MX's Clausura.
Club America coach Miguel Herrera was involved in a minor traffic incident where he collided with a motorcyclist in Mexico City.
Week 14 of Liga MX's Clausura boasts matchups between playoff contenders, while the relegation race between Veracruz and Lobos heats up.
Chivas were tested to their limits by the New York Red Bulls but held firm to reach the CONCACAF Champions League final. America couldn't join them.
Toronto put on a master-class display in composure on and off the field to outplay Club America and advance to the CONCACAF Champions League final.
Toronto FC will face Chivas in the final of the CONCACAF Champions League after drawing 1-1 with Club America in Tuesday's semifinal second leg.
The TFC vs. Club America semifinal has the makings of a classic, as a laser-focused Toronto team takes on Miguel Herrera's fired-up favorites.
Former Mexico manager Miguel Herrera believes that MLS is growing, but the competition still has plenty of work to do to catch Liga MX.
Chivas defender Jair Pereira was given a two-match suspension by CONCACAF, while Toronto FC and Club America were also fined.
Miguel Herrera spoke about the police, the officials and the conditions, but there was no hiding the fact that his America was outplayed by Toronto.
CONCACAF has stated that Toronto police were doing their jobs during the halftime scuffle that took place during between Toronto FC and Club America.
Miguel Herrera has accused police of assaulting his players following America's 3-1 CCL semifinal first leg loss to Toronto at BMO Field on Tuesday.
Toronto FC turned in a veteran team performance in a 3-1 CCL win against Club America that positions them nicely to seal a finals spot at the Azteca.
Toronto FC picked up a big 3-1 win over Club America in the first leg of a CONCACAF Champions League semifinal first-leg tie at BMO Field on Tuesday.
The second CONCACAF Champions League semifinal sees Chivas square off against the New York Red Bulls. Jeff Carlisle and Tom Marshall preview the tie.
"Our league competes with leagues in Europe and the MLS is wanting to catch the Mexican league," Herrera said.
With Toronto hosting America in the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals, we highlight what to expect from the MLS and Liga MX heavyweights.
Manchester United have announced details of their summer tour in the United States, with games against the San Jose Earthquakes and Mexico's America.