CONCACAF Champions League: Montreal Impact, New York City FC eliminated in quarterfinals


Courtesy of CONCACAF

The two Major League Soccer teams competing on the first night of the CONCACAF Champions League matches in Orlando were eliminated in back to back games on Tuesday at Exploria Stadium.

The Montreal Impact won their match 1-0, but fell to CD Olimpia on aggregate. Meanwhile, Tigres UANL ran away with their match against New York City FC, winning 4-0.


Montreal win match, lose on aggregate to CD Olimpia 

Needing two goals to advance to the semifinals, the Montreal Impact came up just short against CD Olimpia on Tuesday night. Coming into the match, Olimpia was ahead on aggregate 2-1, thanks to a first leg win in Montreal back in January.

Amar Sejdic scored the only goal for the Impact in the 57th minute, but with Montreal down on away goals, the MLS side could not find. a second on the night, dropping out of the tournament.


NYCFC fall to Tigres 4-0, 5-0 on aggregate

Having just arrived to Orlando a few hours prior, NYCFC needed just one goal to make things interesting, but Tigres came out of the gates firing. From the 30th minute on, the side from Mexico dominated the MLS side, scoring three in the second half en route to a 4-0 win. Luis Quiñones notched a hat trick of assists while André-Pierre Gignac scored a goal and had an assist on the final goal of the game.

Both CD Olimpia and Tigres will await the results of the last two quarterfinal matches, which will be played Wednesday night at Exploria Stadium. First at 8:00, Atlanta United will face Club America in their second leg, a series which America leads 3-0. The 10:30 match will be LAFC taking on Cruz Azul in the first and only leg of the quarterfinal. Both matches will be broadcast on Fox Sports 2 and TUDN.

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