Dynamo dominate first leg of CONCACAF Champions League, and more.
The Houston Dynamo dominated the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal against Mexico's Santos Laguna, but had to wait till the 89th minute for a Brad Davis goal to give them the 1-0 win. The return leg is next Wednesday in Torreon, where Santos has won 20 of 21 CONCACAF games. The L.A. Galaxy and Seattle Sounders are in action Wednesday and Thursday evenings, with the return legs next Tuesday-Wednesday – all shown live on Fox Soccer.
Real Madrid capped off a dream week Tuesday, knocking Manchester United out of the European Champions League with a 2-1 road win, days after beating archival Barcelona twice in five days, in both league and Spanish Cup play. Man U had dominated the game until a controversial red card turned the game around midway through the second half; Madrid coach Jose Mourinho admitted afterwards, "The best team lost." Also advancing to the quarterfinals this week were Dortmund, Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain. The rest of the field will be filled out March 12-13; the TV games are Barcelona-Milan Tuesday, and Bayern Munich-Arsenal Wednesday (FSC, 2:45pm – that's an hour later than usual because this is the weird week when we've switched to daylight savings time, but Europe has not yet).
FIFA announced Tuesday that obese fans will be offered special tickets at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. To qualify for a ticket under Brazil's disability laws, you must submit a medical certificate proving you have a body mass index of 30 or more.
The Austin Aztex hold their collegiate trial this weekend at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex (10211 W. Parmer, Round Rock), 8am-4:30pm Saturday, and 9am-noon Sunday. After this, there's one more Open/Community trial, April 6, before the season starts May 11.