Originally posted on FutnSoccer  |  Last updated 11/20/12
Eight teams qualify for the Liguilla every season. And every season those eight teams take us on a rollercoaster of uncertainty that results in one champion. That champion is normally difficult to predict, illuminating the fact that no matter how a team qualifies they have a chance of claiming the title. This norm of volatility seems to be finally dissipating.  Last season the one-seed, Santos Laguna, motored through the competition to a long-awaited title. Now after the Liguilla Finalists?: Flickr - Vectorportal quarterfinals, the top four seeds eliminated the lower seeds. They’ve played out exactly to form and for the most part without much contention. The first round of the playoffs provided few surprises due to the disparity between the top four and the four lower teams. #4 Club America v #1 Toluca -  First leg in Mexico City: Thursday, 8:00 ET -  Second leg in Toluca: Sunday, 1:00 ET Club America struggled a bit through their quarterfinal match-up with the Monarcas of Morelia. ...
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