New England 0-Joe Public 4 (Joe Public win 6-1 on aggregate)
The Revs got humiliated in Foxboro at the hands of the Trinidad and Tobago club. Devastated by injuries up front and fatigue at the back, New England but on a good display of the lack of depth that MLS clubs are restricted to due to the salary cap. But that’s really no excuse when you consider Joe Public FC’s funding and newness; aside from injuries, the Revolution have to admit that they just played poorly. Maybe an MLS team ought to look at Guyana International strker Gregory Richardson. The 26 year-old scored an away hat trick to lead the way for the Lions.
Chivas USA 1-Tauro FC 1 (Tauro win 3-1 on aggregate)
Chivas’ effort should probably be celebrated as a little stronger than New England’s, but they had more ground to make up, and eventually missed opportunities caught up to them. Roberto Nurse scored early for the Goats, and plenty of near misses, including a missed penalty by Sacha Kljestan. In the 51st minute, Jonathan Bornstein’s second yellow signaled a drop to 10 men for Chivas, which would lead to a goal from Tauro’s Luis Moreno 12 minutes later, putting Tauro up 3-1 on aggregate- enough to advance.