Trying to become the first club in Major League Soccer (MLS) history to win the CONCACAF Champions League, Los Angeles FC were stopped in the final by the UANL Tigers, who won 2-1. , Tuesday in Orlando.
It is a defeat that will be hard to swallow for the Californian team, which took the lead in the 61st minute thanks to Diego Rossi. The Uruguayan was well placed to regain a cross from Mark-Anthony Kaye with a nice lobed ball and made LAFC believe it.
Hugo Ayala, however, tied the game 10 minutes later and Frenchman André-Pierre Gignac threw a cold shower on MLS representatives, shaking the ropes in the 84th minute.
The Mexican club ultimately win the CONCACAF Champions League after failing in the final in three of the last four editions of the competition.
The Tigers have thus secured their ticket to the FIFA Club World Cup. The tournament, which was supposed to take place in December, but has been postponed due to the pandemic, will be played in Qatar, between February 1 and 11, 2021.
The tournament will pit the continental champion clubs of the six FIFA confederations against each other. Liverpool FC won the 2019 edition, defeating Brazilian club Flamengo in the final.