Vancouver Whitecaps exit Concacaf Champions Cup vs. Tigres UANL

Tigres vs. Vancouver CCC recap 2.14.24

Vancouver Whitecaps FC have bowed out of the 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup after suffering a 3-0 loss Wednesday evening at Tigres UANL.

The Leg 2 setback at El Volcán left Vancouver down 4-1 on aggregate vs. the Liga MX powerhouse side, having drawn 1-1 in Leg 1 last week on Canadian soil.

While goalkeeper Yohei Takaoka kept the Whitecaps within reach, Tigres struck three times in the second half to reach the Round of 16.

Luis Quiñones (51') cleaned up a header that redirected off the crossbar, Ozziel Herrera (85') powered home a header off Diego Lainez's cross and then Juan Pablo Vigón (90+1') iced the match.

Vancouver generated their best chances through defender Mathías Laborda (set pieces) and substitute Fafà Picault (counter-attacks), but lacked the clinical touch to put Tigres on their heels.


  • 51' - TIG - Luis Quiñones | WATCH
  • 85' - TIG - Ozziel Herrera | WATCH
  • 90+1' - TIG - Juan Pablo Vigón | WATCH

Three Things

  • THE BIG PICTURE: Vancouver's second straight Concacaf Champions Cup appearance was ultimately short-lived. In hindsight, the series turned on its head when André-Pierre Gignac scored a late equalizer in Leg 1. Add in how Tigres are in midseason form and boast one of the region's deepest rosters, and the hill was too steep to climb.
  • MOMENT OF THE MATCH: When Ozziel Herrera scored in the 85th minute, Vancouver's fate was all but sealed.
  • MAN OF THE MATCH: Vancouver's best chances were often snuffed out by Tigres defender Jesús Angulo.

Next Up

  • TIG: Feb. 17 at Cruz Azul | 10 pm ET | Liga MX Clausura
  • VAN: March 2 vs. Charlotte FC | 7:30 pm ET (MLS Season Pass) | MLS regular season