In the face of sub-zero conditions in Commerce City, Toronto FC cruised to a 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids in Tuesday's CONCACAF Champions League round-of-16 first leg.
The away victory gives the reigning Major League Soccer champions a comfortable lead heading into the return leg at BMO Field.
Jonathan Osorio opened the scoring 10 minutes after half-time, nodding home an excellent cross from Sebastian Giovinco. The Italy international then got himself on the scoresheet with a neat volley in the 73rd minute.
Ahead of the match, one TFC player told the Toronto Sun that the cold conditions -- down to -9C in some areas of Denver -- were "like playing in f---ing Siberia."
In Tuesday's other match, Costa Rica's Herediano completed a stunning comeback against Liga MX heavyweights Tigres -- drawing 2-2 at Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero.
Francisco Meza and Lucas Zelarayan had Ricardo Ferretti's side up 2-0 after an hour of play, but two goals in injury time -- a penalty from Yendrick Ruiz and a strike from Jairo Arrieta -- ensured that Herediano heads into next week's second leg level.