Toronto FC have done it. They played 90 minutes in the Estadio Azteca, and they emerged victorious. It was far from pretty, and they didn't come out unscathed, but they got it done in the end. Their 1-1 draw gives them a 4-2 win on aggregate.
The Reds ultimately came out with a draw, even though they probably should've won; the penalty to América in injury time felt more like consolation than anything else. I suppose we'll have to wait until Chivas to get that win in Mexico, eh?
The Reds were handicapped early, when Jozy Altidore left the game with a muscle injury about six minutes in. At halftime, another key player went down when Gregory van der Wiel was unable to continue. Tosaint Ricketts and Nicolas Hasler did admirably in their relief appearances, as this injury-ridden TFC side somehow managed to keep the mighty Club América at bay.
Alex Bono was pretty fantastic all night, making a few absolutely incredible reaction saves to keep the score where it was. Jonathan Osorio will also surely rank highly here for scoring the all-important away goal in the 12th minute.
I'd also like to give a shoutout to Drew Moor, who was remarkably solid positionally after a few very poor games. I think he'll fare a little better here than he has recently.
Altidore will probably end up at the bottom here, but through no fault of his own — he had no impact on the game since he came out so early.
What did you think? Who impressed you from one of the most greatest nights in a long run of incredible TFC performances?