CONCACAF Champions League: Let The Chess Game Begin

RSL Soapbox, SB Nation's Real Salt Lake blog, penned almost 2,000 words previewing the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal against the Columbus Crew. A huge chunk of that analysis is devoted to the coaching matchup of Jason Kreis vs. Robert Warzycha, the respective coaches. Denz expects to see RSL come out aggressively and for the Crew to take more of a defend-and-counter attack approach.

Perhaps no decision will be bigger than the risk/reward of starting Jeff Cunningham, who can be a terror to defenses and keepers but who generally doesn't play a lot of defense. If he is the lone striker than you can be sure they are playing a more defensive mindset on the match and hoping for Jeff to get behind the RSL defense, if they go with two guys up top (likely Cunny and Mendoza) then they are going for the win in a big way and it should be a very exciting up tempo match.

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