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Daily dose of MAC Madness: Serna picks up international assist and Bush stands tall

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Dillon Serna whipped in a beautiful free kick to assist the second goal in the U-23's 3-0 demolition of Mexico on Wednesday night while Montreal's Evan Bush saw his team through 28 shots and 16 corners on the way to a 1-1 draw against Club América.

Dillon Serna prepares to use his wicked left foot to test the opposing goalkeeper.
Dillon Serna prepares to use his wicked left foot to test the opposing goalkeeper.
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UPDATE: Evan Bush's suspension for a yellow card during the game against Club América has been upheld and he will officially miss out on the return leg.

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It's time for your daily dose of Mid-American Conference Madness in the soccer world.

First, let's go to the Estadio Azteca where the Montreal Impact faced off against Club América in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League championship. The draw -- which could have been the third MLS win on Mexican soil if not for a close-range 89th minute header by Oribe Peralta -- was massive for the Impact, who have struggled in domestic play so far.

With an away goal now to their name, América now have to score on the return leg to Saputo Stadium. América might find hard that hard to do if Montreal goalkeeper, and former Zip, Evan Bush is in the same form he was Wednesday night.

Bush was fantastic for Montreal in the Azteca, facing 28 shots and 16 corners and being up to the task nearly every time.

The only time he was beat was by Peralta's last minute header, which was from such close range that he barely had any time to react to it. Regardless, I credited Bush with my Hustler of the week award not too long ago and he might have earn it again this week -- regardless of my aversion to giving out awards to players multiple times.

Serna shines on international stage

Homegrown player and former Akron standout Dillon Serna was called up for the U.S. U-23's game against Mexico on Wednesday and he didn't disappoint.

Serna, who played left back for the U.S. MNT, whipped in a left-footed free kick from the right side of the box to an unmarked Christian Dean, who headed it right past the outstretched goalkeeper. That goal gave the Americans the coveted Dos-a-Cero scoreline that has permeated the U.S.-Mexico rivalry for the past couple decades,

Serna played 81 minutes on the night and looked very strong on the left flank.

And even more #MACtion will occur over the weekend, with multiple players in action for their respective teams.