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CONCACAF Weekend’s Best (October 2, 2017)
Felipe Mora is lifted by a teammate after scoring one of his two goals in Cruz Azul’s Liga MX Apertura win at Pumas on October 1, 2017, in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo: Mexsport)

CONCACAF.com takes a look at the best performances and most interesting stories in CONCACAF Weekend’s Best.

LEON’S BOSELLI EXTENDS SCORING STREAK TO EIGHT GAMES

Forward Mauro Boselli scored in an eighth consecutive 2017 Liga MX Apertura game as visiting Leon (6W-1D-4L, 19 points) earned a 3-0 win over host Lobos BUAP (4-2-5, 14) on Saturday.  The 32-year-old Argentinean struck for his league-leading ninth goal in the 35th minute to give Esmeraldas a 2-0 lead.  If Boselli scores in a ninth straight outing on Saturday against visiting Tigres, he will equal the club record shared by Agustín Santillan and Milton Queiroz (Tita).

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Leon’s 3-0 victory at Lobos BUAP was its fourth straight in 2017 Liga MX Apertura play – the longest streak in the league this season.  Elias Hernandez (20’, 41’) scored two goals, while Boselli (35’) added the other.

TORONTO FC BACK ON TRACK, CAPTURES REGULAR-SEASON TITLE

Toronto FC (19-8-5, 65) became the first Canadian club to win the Major League Soccer regular-season title, with a 4-2 win over the visiting New York Red Bulls on Saturday in front of 28,979 fans at BMO Field.  It was TFC’s second trophy of 2017, following a triumph in the 2017 Canadian Championship.  Justin Morrow (32’, 37’, 90’+1) scored three goals in victory, while Victor Vazquez (80’ pen) made it 3-2 from the penalty spot with 10 minutes remaining in normal time.

PAIR OF DOUBLES BOOST CRUZ AZUL

After falling behind 1-0 to Pumas (2-1-8, 7) on Sunday, Cruz Azul (4-6-1, 18) got a pair of goals from Martin Rodriguez (40’, 47’) and Felipe Mora (62’, 74’) to storm back for a 4-1 win. La Maquina bounced back from a 4-0 midweek setback to Pachuca, its only loss of the 2017 Liga MX Apertura season.

FOUR ON THE TROT FOR HEREDIANO

Herediano (9-3-0, 30) increased its lead atop the 2017 Costa Rican Invierno table with a 2-1 win at last-place Guadalupe (1-2-9, 5).  It was a fourth consecutive win for the Floreneses, who enjoy an eight-point cushion ahead of Saprissa (7-1-3, 22).  Keyner Brown (68’) and Jimmy Marin (88’) netted in victory.

ROJAS STAYS HOT, OLIMPIA CLIMBS TABLE

Roger Rojas scored for the fifth time in his last six games in all competitions as Olimpia (4-3-2, 15) topped visiting Honduras Progreso (3-0-7, 9), 3-0, in the 2017 Honduran Apertura on Sunday.  The 27-year-old forward closed out the scoring in the 85th minute, after Bryan Moya (23’) and Javier Estupiñan (42’) netted in the first half for the 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League finalist, which moved up to fourth place.

MARATHON REMAINS ON RUN

First-place Marathon (6-1-3, 19) edged visiting Vida (2-5-3, 11), 1-0, on Saturday for its fourth consecutive win.  The Monstruo Verde has not conceded a goal in its last 341 minutes of 2017 Honduran Apertura play.  

 
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