Toronto FC advances to Champions League semifinals
Nick Soolsma scored in the 67th minute as Toronto FC beat the
Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 on Wednesday to advance to the CONCACAF
Champions League semifinals.
Ryan Johnson scored from a header and set up Soolsma’s goal as
Toronto overcame an own goal to escape with a 4-3 aggregate
victory. The teams drew 2-2 last week in Toronto.
Toronto will face Mexico’s Santos Laguna in the semifinals.
Santos Laguna routed the Seattle Sounders 6-1 earlier Wednesday 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.