LA Galaxy seeding scenarios for CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals

24 October 8:38 am

LA Galaxy seeding scenarios for CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals

By Adam Serrano

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador. Heading into the final two CONCACAF Champions League matches, I've broken down all the scenarios for the LA Galaxy's potential opponents in the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals. 

Unless the Galaxy can defeat Isidro Metpan by a margin of six or more goals, the Houston Dynamo's match in Panama against Arabe Unido will play a direct impact on LA's next opponent. 

Check out all the scenarios below...

Win by six goals over Isidro Metapan:

No. 1 LA Galaxy face No. 8 San Jose Earthquakes in CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals.  

Win by a margin between three to five goals and the Houston Dynamo draws Arabe Unido:

No. 2 LA Galaxy face No. 7 Houston Dynamo.

Win by a margin between three to five goals and the Houston Dynamo or Arabe Unido win:

No. 2. LA Galaxy face No. 7 Sporting Kansas City. 

Win by a margin between one to two goals and the Houston Dynamo draws Arabe Unido:

No. 3  LA Galaxy face No. 6 Sporting Kansas City.

Win by a margin between one and two goals and the Houston Dynamo or Arabe Unido win by less than five goals:

No. 3 LA Galaxy face No. 6 Alajuelense. 

Tie vs. Isidro Metapan and the Houston Dynamo draws Arabe Unido:

No. 4 LA Galaxy face No. 5 Alajuelense.

Tie and the Houston Dynamo or Arabe Unido wins their match by less than two goals:

No. 4 LA Galaxy face No. 5 Houston Dynamo/Arabe Unido. 

Tie and the Houston Dynamo wins by more than three or more goals over Arabe Unido win by more than three goals: 

No. 4 Houston Dynamo/Arabe Unido face No. 5 LA Galaxy.

Lose vs. Isidro Metapan by less than three and the Houston Dynamo draws Arabe Unido: 

No. 4 LA Galaxy face No. 5 Alajuelense.

Lose by more than three and the Houston Dynamo draws Arabe Unido:

No. 4 Alajuelense face No. 5 LA Galaxy.

Lose by less than three and the Houston Dynamo or Arabe Unido win by less than two goals:

No. 4 Houston Dynamo face No. 5 LA Galaxy OR No. 4 LA Galaxy vs. No. 5 Arabe Unido.

Lose by three or more and the Houston Dynamo or Arabe Unido win by a margin of three to five goals:

No. 3 Club Tijuana face No. 6 LA Galaxy.

Lose by three or more and the Houston Dynamo or Arabe Unido win by a margin of five or more goals:

No. 3 Houston Dynamo face No. 6 LA Galaxy OR No. 3 Club Tijuana face No. 6 LA Galaxy. 

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Based on this match and LA's status as a favorite, Alajuelense seems to be the most likely opponent -- if there is a result in Panama City -- for the LA Galaxy.  

What do you think?