Today, the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions League begin with the match between La Maquina Cementera de Cruz Azul and Rayados de Monterrey, teams that will seek to continue with the hegemony that Mexican teams have had in the final of this tournament.
For this match the coach of Cruz Azul, Juan Reynoso, spoke to the media and stated that he would like to see an exclusive final with Mexican teams, not as happened in the last edition where Tigres played against Los Angeles FC, but, in addition to that, took the opportunity to send a little pressure to the America, since for a Mexican final to take place, the Eagles have to beat the Philadelphia Union:
“It would be a dream to win the Concacaf and a prize for the effort of the boys and the entire Cruz Azul world, but let’s think first of the first leg against Monterrey, which will be very tough. I hope there are two Mexican teams in the final and that we continue to be the Concacaf flag internationally; it will stay in America because they face an MLS team. “
– Juan Reynoso
The last time a Mexican team was not CONCACAF champions was in 2005, when Saprissa beat the UNAM Pumas in the final.