Odds look slim for Houston and D.C. to progress

April 3, 2008
By Jeff Carlisle
For years, Major League Soccer has been eager to achieve success on the international stage, and progress in the CONCACAF Champions Cup has proved to be a valuable measuring stick. Yet ever since the tournament went to a home-and-away format in 2002, no MLS side has reached the final. That looked set to change in 2008, when D.C. United and the Houston Dynamo reached the semifinal round. But with the first leg of the semis now in the books, that goal seems as distant as ever.

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