The Vancouver Whitecaps will be playing away to Tigres Uanl on Tuesday at the Estadio Universitario in San Nicolas de los Garza. Later, Tigres UANL star-studded team will have to visit British Columbia in Canada for the return-leg on April 5th. But the first task for Vancouver Whitecaps is to maintain things close-enough this week to enable them have a fighting come-back on home ground. The last four series winners will advance to the CONCACAF Champions League final, which will crown the new North America's best club.

For the All time series, this will be the first meeting between the two teams.

Perhaps it's worth-noting here that Major League Soccer clubs are 2-42-8 all time on Mexican ground.

Tigres UANL

Jam-packed with quality and renowned players like Andre Pierre Gignac, Eduardo Vargas, Ismael Sosa, Jurgen Damm and led by sly veteran coach Ricardo Ferretti. Lately the Monterrey based heavyweights has attained a great-deal, Starting with the 2015 and 2016 Mexican Liga MX Apertura laurels as well as runners-up in last season's Concacaf Champions League and 2015 Copa-Libertadores.

Since the beginning of this year they have experienced a-bit-of Championship hang-over from their delirious Christmas-time victory over Club America in the Grand Final, stumbling-out to a sub. But they seemed to have corrected the ship in-recent-weeks, including a 4-1 aggregate spanking over Pumas UNAM in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals, and they just got an unanticipated benefit of last weekend's rest due to Mexican referees' association strike.

Vancouver Whitecaps

The MLS side have sustained two middling results over the first-two-weeks of league action; The Caps were held to a 0-0 barren draw at home to Philadelphia Union on 4th March before losing 2-3 away to San Jose Earthquakes last Saturday, a match that featured an early 2 goals lead for the Caps as-well-as a costly red-card booking for team's goalie David Ousted. But CONCACAF Champions League is another story, as Caps' manager Carl Robinson will certainly put up a David and Goliath nature for this semi-final clash to motivate his men.