Toronto FC rarely hit top gear on Tuesday night, but they didn't have to.
The Reds calmly managed the second leg of their CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16 matchup vs the Colorado Rapids to secure a 0-0 draw at BMO Field, thus clinching a 2-0 aggregate series victory and advancement for the Canadian side thanks to last week's 2-0 win in Colorado.
TFC will now advance to face reigning Mexican champions Tigres UANL in a juicy-looking CCL quarterfinal clash, the Liga MX giants having held off Costa Rican side Herediano 3-1 at the Estadio Universitario in Nuevo Leon on Tuesday to bank a 5-3 aggregate win.
Much like the frigid first leg in Commerce City last week, the Rapids held their own on Tuesday, threatening the Reds' goal repeatedly and drawing several classy saves out of goalkeeper Alex Bono. But the visitors' finishing was just as wasteful in Leg 2 as in Leg 1, with Dominique Badji in particular both profligate and unlucky, going closest with a low drive that clanged off the base of the post.
TFC was also inefficient in front of goal, as even Sebastian Giovinco failed to hit the target on several glaring chances amid an otherwise impressive outing.
- COL: at New England Revolution (Saturday, March 10 | 11:30 AM MT, Altitude 2, MLS LIVE)