Seattle Sounders will face New York City FC (NYCFC)in the Concacaf Champions League semi-finals in what promises to be am exciting tie involving two MLS teams. It is certain that an MLS Team will be in the Concacaf Champions League final this season.
In the second leg against Club Leon in Mexico, Sounders approached the game in a defensive manner as they decided possession to their hosts who could only manage one goal and that was in stoppage time. Club Leon had a total of 26 shots with just eight on target.
Seattle Sounders succeeded where fellow MLS team New England Revolution failed. New England Revolution took a 3-0 lead to play Pumas UNAM in Mexico and didn’t survive. Pumas won the second leg 3-0 to draw level New England Revolution in the tie before going on to seal a place in the semifinals on penalties.
For NYCFC, they took a 3-1 lead to face Comunicaciones FC in Guatemala and they almost threw it away despite scoring first. They lost 4-2 but advanced on the away goals rule.
Cruz Azul also joined the likes of Sounders, Pumas and NYCFC in the last four of this season’s Concacaf Champions League after their 2-1 aggregate win over Montreal Impact of the MLS.