A first-half goal from Humberto Suazo edged Monterrey 1-0 past Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah to claim the CONCACAF Champions League title for the Mexico club 3-2 on aggregate.
Salt Lake entered the match in good form after claiming a 2-2 draw off a late Javier Morales equaliser in the first leg just one week ago, but were unable to find the back of the net to end Mexico's grip on the CONCACAF title. Monterrey's win marks the sixth straight time a team from Mexico has won the competition, and also ensures their place in December's FIFA Club World Cup in Japan.
Despite Salt Lake's majority possession in the first and second half, Suazo earned what would be the only breakthrough of the match. After exchanging passes with Sergio Santana inside the box, Suazo took one touch to finish with his left in first-half extra time.
Salt Lake's best chance came off the head of Alvaro Saborio in the second-half, but Jonathan Orozco was there to make the save for Monterrey. Orozco was again called upon in the final minutes of play, after the hosts had been pushing hard for an equaliser, to tip away a loose bouncing ball and safeguard the victory.