PREVIEW: TIJUANA - FIRPO
Club Tijuana and their four American's travel south to the Devil's Cauldron on Tuesday to take on El Salvador's Firpo in their CONCACAF Champions League opener.
Club Tijuana - Firpo
Gregory Garza, Joe Corona, Edgar Castillo and Paul Arriola all played this weekend at Morelia, a 2-1 loss. Arriola recorded an assist, his second in only two appearances this season.
The Xolos qualified by winning the 2012 Apertura with a 4-1 aggregate victory over Toluca, the first championship in the young club's history.
Firpo won El Salvador's Primera Division 2012-13 Clausura Final with a 3-0 win over FAS to qualify for the Champions League and are only one match into the 2013-14 Apertura so far, a draw with Įguila. Firpo, the oldest team in El Salvador, have won the Premera Division ten times
Group 7 is rounded out with Honduras' Victoria, who will host the Xolos on August 20th in La Ceiba.
Tijuana will be without Argentine Dario Benedetto, who suffered a muscle spasm in the match with Morelia this past weekend and did not travel. Firpo expects to be at full strength for the opening match of the Champions League.