Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Martin Rogers: Opportunity awaits RSL in CONCACAF Champions League Final

For Real Salt Lake, the end of the road also could be the start of a dramatic new one, complete with the mouthwatering prospect of rubbing shoulders with the finest teams in the world.

The Utah club will visit Mexico’s Monterrey on Wednesday in the CONCACAF Champions League final, the first installment of a home-and-home series that will determine if it can become the first Major League Soccer team to win the region’s top interleague competition.

If it does, it won’t just be plaudits and an admirable little slice of history that awaits. The winner of the CCL will be granted an automatic place in the quarterfinal of December’s Club World Cup, a tournament held in Japan that features every continental champion.

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