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    Toronto FC sets eyes on victory against Chivas in first leg

    17 de abril de 2018

    Toronto, Canada, Apr 16 (efe-epa) - Toronto FC aims to maintain its run of victories over Mexican teams as the Canadian side is due to play a first-leg match of the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League finals against Chivas de Guadalajara on Tuesday.

    After beating Mexico's hottest football clubs, UANL Tigres, current champions of the Liga MX Opening Tournament, and Club America, Toronto FC is now left with one more Mexican team to compete with in the finals of the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League, Chivas de Guadalajara.

    Although Tuesday marks the first ever encounter between both teams, Toronto FC, the current champion of the United States Major League Soccer Cup (MLS), will play the match with all its well-rested star players.

    Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney recently decided to give his key players, American Midfielder Michael Bradley and striker Jozy Altidore as well as Italian Sebastian Giovinco, some rest after the team was second from bottom in the Eastern Conference of the 2018 MLS as it lost by 2-0 to the Colorado Rapids on Saturday.

    Vanney said the team could not risk having to bench some players due to their injuries and there was also not much time to rest and have a good recovery, adding that he trusts his team and that if the team plays right, they will get a positive result.

    Vanney also said the team felt motivated and mentally prepared for Tuesday's match against Chivas de Guadalajara, which is considered to be Mexico's favorite team.