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CONCACAF Champions League: NYCFC advances to semifinals

Mar 8, 2022; Hartford, Connecticut, USA; New York City FC V. Castellanos (11) kicks the ball against Comunicaciones FC in the second half of the Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinal at Rentschler Field. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

New York City FC advanced to the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals despite a 4-2 loss to Guatemala’s Comunicaciones FC on Tuesday in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

The clubs tied 5-5 in aggregate, but NYCFC advanced on the strength of away goals (2-1). Taty Castellanos and Talles Magno each scored for the reigning Major League Soccer champions, who had won the opening leg 3-1 last week in Hartford, Conn.

In the semifinals, NYCFC will play either the Seattle Sounders or Liga MX’s Club Leon, who finish their quarterfinal series Thursday. The Sounders lead 3-0 after the first leg.

On Tuesday, Rafael Montero, Nicolas Samayoa, Lynner Garcia and Jose Contreras scored for Comunicaciones, who outshot NYCF 22-5.

–Field Level Media