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Campeones Cup has potential but a few key flaws

The Campeones Cup on Wednesday between Tigres and Toronto FC showed the potential of partnership between Liga MX and MLS -- but not without flaws.

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Tigres claimed the inaugural Campeones Cup with a 3-1 win over Toronto FC. Jesús Dueñas scored a goal in each half to put the visitors in control. When Eriq Zavaleta deflected Enner Valencia's cross into the net in the 66th minute for an own goal, there was no way back for the home side, though Lucas Janson scored on an 86th minute penalty. TFC got a bit of a scare when Sebastian Giovinco hobbled off in the 40th minute, but a team spokesperson said it was only due to cramping in his calf.

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Tigres beat Toronto FC to win Campeones Cup

Liga MX side Tigres UANL picked up another trophy and got the best of defending MLS champions Toronto FC in the inaugural Campeones Cup.

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Here are the starting lineups for the inaugural Campeones Cup between Toronto FC and Tigres.

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Toronto FC manager Greg Vanney stands with midfielder Jonathan Osorio and forward Jozy Altidore pose ahead of Wednesday's Campeones Cup match against Tigres. With TFC in danger of missing the playoffs Vanney said coming up with a lineup that balances Wednesday's match with its league commitments has been "mind-racking."

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Domestic struggles make for interesting Campeones Cup

Toronto and Tigres are representing MLS and Liga MX as champions in the Campeones Cup, but their domestic forms have been anything but title-worthy.

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This is it. The coveted piece of silverware that Toronto FC and Tigres will be playing for on Wednesday. Okay maybe not "coveted" but the two teams will be contesting the inaugural Campeones Cup.

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