CARSON, Calif. – Another must-win match against C.S. Herediano for Marcelo Sarvas and another win for a Sarvas-led team.
A year-and-three-months after leading L.D. Alajuelense past Herediano to win the Costa Rican Invierno title, Sarvas bested Herediano again as he helped the LA Galaxy to a 4-1 aggregate victory over The Florenses in the CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals.
Partnered alongside Juninho, Sarvas and the Galaxy midfield controlled the midfield against a cagey Herediano side that was eager to find an away goal after going down in the 18th minute. Although the score line was an unflattering for the Costa Ricans, Sarvas lauded LA’s opponents, but don’t expect him to get any free drinks from Herediano fans during any future to Costa Rica.
“I think Herediano had a good game today. They had a good team; they made it hard for us. They make our result seem much more important because they played hard. They have a good team. I’m happy to beat Herediano and I’m happy to win with the Galaxy that is the most important.”
Now as the club looks towards a date with two-time defending CCL champion Monterrey in the semifinals, Sarvas is aiming to do what he can to lead LA to the final.
"We’re in the semifinals against a Mexican team and setting a new history," said Sarvas. "Everyone wants to play and we expect good things.”