New York City FC advance despite loss to Guatemala's Comunicaciones

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

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. 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.

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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, Andres Lezcano, Nicolas Samayoa, Lynner Garcia and Jose Contreras scored for Comunicaciones, who outshot NYCFC 22-5.