CCL Toluca

Fan Guide: Quakes host Toluca on Tuesday

Kickoff: 7 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. 
Television: UDN, Fox Sports 2
Food Trucks: BBQ Kalbi, Rice Rockit, Twisted Chili, Grilled Cheese Bandits, Speedy Panini, Gold Rush Eatery, Curry Up Now

Deportivo Toluca FC Scouting Report
Toluca enter Tuesday’s match as one of the top teams in Mexico with 22 points from their first 10 matches in the Liga MX Clausura. Toluca are one of the most successful clubs in Mexican history with 10 league titles to their name as well as a 2003 CONCACAF Champions League victory. Among the key players is Paraguayan forward Pablo Velazquez, the second-leading scorer during the 2014 Clausura with five goals. Pulling the strings from the midfield is Brazilian playmaker Antonio “Sinha” Naelson, one of the icons of the club having made over 500 appearances since debuting in 1999.

Toluca’s CONCACAF Champions League Group 6 Results
Aug. 6, 2013: Toluca 3, Caledonia AIA 1 at Nemesio Diez Stadium
Aug. 22, 2013: Toluca 2, Comunicaciones 1 at Cemento Progreso Stadium
Sept. 18, 2013: Toluca 5, Caledonia 1 at Hasely Crawford Stadium
Oct. 23, 2013: Toluca 5, Comunicaciones 1 at Nemesio Diez Stadium

Leading Goal Scorers During CCL
Raul Nava – 6
Edgar Benitez – 3
Miguel Almazan – 1
Juan Carlos Cacho – 1
Edy Brambila – 1
Sinha – 1
Ervin Trejo – 1 

Earthquakes Connections to CONCACAF Champions Cup
The Earthquakes are participating in their first CONCACAF Champions League. However, the club did play eight games in the previous tournament format: Champions Cup. From 2002-04, San Jose participated in three different Champions Cup competitions. Current assistant coach Ian Russell scored a goal for the Earthquakes to help them advance to the 2002 quarterfinals after a 4-1 aggregate win against CD Olimpia of Honduras. Midfielder Ramiro Corrales was also a member of those squads and scored the lone goal in San Jose’s 4-1 quarterfinal loss against Pachuca CF in 2002.

Earthquakes All-Time in CONCACAF Competition
Although making their maiden voyage in CONCACAF Champions League, San Jose is not unfamiliar with CONCACAF tournaments; they previously participated in the Champions Cup in 2002, 2003 and 2004. Here’s how they fared in each of those competitions:

Note: Scores are two-game aggregates

Round of 16 – Earthquakes 4, CD Olimpia (Honduras) 1
Quarterfinals – Earthquakes 1, Pachuca CF (Mexico) 3

Quarterfinals – Earthquakes 4, CSD Municipal (Guatemala) 5

Quarterfinals – Earthquakes 1, LD Alajuense (Costa Rica) 3


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