Preview of MLS Sides in CCL Match-day 6 action
Sporting Kansas City V Olimpia 23 October
The hosts go into their final Group 2 CONCACAF Champions League tie knowing that anything but a loss to Olimpia of Honduras will see them safely through to the Quarter Final stages in their maiden attempt in this competition. When the two sides met in the reverse fixture in August two Soony Saad goals gave Sporting the three points. Olimpia who know they must win to advance have collected the maximum points on the road once in this years event when they visited Nicaragua to play Real Estelí and came away with a 1-0 success.
San Jose Earthquakes V Heredia
Although the Earthquakes come into their last Group 5 encounter at the foot of the table a win by two clear goals would send them through. As the tie-breaker first goes on total points between the two sides and then goal difference between the teams. The game against Heredia in Guatemala in August saw the home side victorious by a single goal. Despite winning both their home matches the visitors have not only failed to register a point on their travels but have also failed to find the net, but they only need to achieve the first one here to advance to the knock-out stages in their first go-around in this competition.
Arabe Unido V Houston Dynamo 24 October
Houston enter their final Group 1 game knowing a draw or better in Panama would see them go through to the next sage of the competition. In the game between the two sides back in August in Texas it was the home side who came from behind thanks to two Cam Weaver strikes to record a 2-1 win. In their other road game the Dynamo were held to a scoreless draw in Trinidad & Tobago against W Connection. Arabe in their previous home game against Connection come out on top pretty comfortably registering a 3-1 success and knowing a win of any kind will see them qualify themselves their confidence will be high, so this is not the easiest of finishes for Houston.
Isidro Metapán V LA Galaxy
With LA’s passage to the Quarter Finals secure their final Group 8 tie in El Salvador will allow them to give some of their fringe players a taste of International Club football. When the two sides met in California last month Laurent Courtois scored the all important goal that gave the hosts the maximum points. Isidro come into this encounter with just a single point after a draw in Costa Rica against Cartaginés. When the same two sides met here though it was the visitors who came out on top by a score of 4-2.