TORONTO, CANADA - MARCH 7: Ryan Johnson #9 of the Toronto FC runs the ball away from Landon Donovan #10 of the Los Angeles Galaxy during CONCACAF Champions League game action March 7, 2012 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada (Photo by Brad White/Getty Images)
Good afternoon Galaxy fans. In about half an hour, the last English team remaining in the UEFA Champions League will fight to stay in the tournament. Then tonight, both remaining teams from the United States and the only team from Canada in the CONCACAF Champions League will also fight to represent club and country in the Semi-Finals of what is becoming a premier event. Competition-wise, Champions League is the most important tournament a North American club can win. It's not the money maker that UEFA Champions League is, but that's another story for another day.
What matters now is that the Galaxy and Toronto are currently drawn with the Galaxy holding the advantage. Tonight's match will to a large extent be a game of who can score first, with Toronto FC perhaps possessing the fresher legs. Check out the clippings for a few more views on tonight's match, as well as a tribute to Michael Stephens' progress through the US Soccer system:
Galaxy can advance in CONCACAF Champions League - latimes.com
No Major League Soccer team has ever won the recently revamped CONCACAF Champions League. And Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena thinks he knows why.
Today's Galaxy game - The Daily Breeze
A closer look at tonights CONCACAF Champions League game between the Galaxy and the Toronto ...
GALAXY: Fatigue factor? Maybe not - Soccer Blog - ESPN Los Angeles
CARSON -- The Galaxy are in prime position to prevail in their CONCACAF Champions League series with Toronto FC, so long as fatigue doesn't sap their...
GALAXY: First step for Stephens - Soccer Blog - ESPN Los Angeles
CARSON -- Michael Stephens has been around the U.S. national teams programs long enough to know he can't be thinking about London just yet. The U.S...