Gomez leads Santos Laguna past Sounders, 6-1


TORREON, Mexico (AP) -- U.S. national team player Herculez Gomez scored twice to help Mexico's Santos Laguna rout the Seattle Sounders 6-1 on Wednesday night in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals.

The Sounders won the first leg of the series 2-1 in Seattle, but four second-half goals from Santos Laguna, including Gomez's two, gave the Mexican team a 7-3 overall victory.

Santos Laguna will play the Los Angeles Galaxy-Toronto FC winner in the semifinals.

Gomez has seven goals this season, three in Champions League play.