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NYCFC vs. Sounders: Highlights, stats and quotes

Sounders qualify for first CCL final in team history.

It wasn’t easy, but the Seattle Sounders made club history by qualifying for their first-ever Concacaf Champions League final by securing a 1-1 tie in the second leg of their semifinal against New York City FC on Wednesday. Raúl Ruidíaz scored a first-half goal and for awhile it looked like the Sounders might cruise. But a goal by Santiago Rodriguez early in the second half flipped the match on its head and the Sounders had to hold on for dear life from there.


Seattle Sounders FC 1 – New York City FC 1

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Venue: Red Bull Arena

Referee: Daneion Parchment

Assistants: Ojay Duhaney, Nicholas Anderson

Fourth Official: Randy Encarnación Solano

VAR: Ricardo Montero

Attendance: 6,413

Weather: 65 degrees and clear


SEA – Raúl Ruidíaz (Nouhou) 28’

NYC – Santiago Rodríguez (Thiago Andrade) 51’


NYC – Valentin Castellanos (caution) 2’

SEA – Jackson Ragen (caution) 45’+1’

SEA – Stefan Frei (caution) 84’

NYC – Santiago Rodríguez (caution) 90’+1’

NYC – Alexander Callens (caution) 90’+6’


Seattle Sounders FC – Stefan Frei; Alex Roldan, Jackson Ragen, Xavier Arreaga, Nouhou (Kelyn Rowe 70’); João Paulo, Albert Rusnák, Cristian Roldan, Nico Lodeiro, Jordan Morris (Obed Vargas 77’); Raúl Ruidíaz (Will Bruin 83’)

Substitutes not used: Stefan Cleveland, Abdoulaye Cissoko, Jimmy Medranda, Fredy Montero

Total shots: 8

Shots on goal: 6

Fouls: 13

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 2

Saves: 7

New York City FC – Sean Johnson; Thiago Martins, Alexander Callens, Malte Amundsen (Keaton Parks 77’), Tayvon Gray; Alfredo Morales (Heber Araujo 76’), Nicolas Acevedo (Gabriel Pereira 46’), Thiago Andrade, Santiago Rodríguez, Talles Magno; Valentin Castellanos

Substitutes not used: Luis Barraza, Christopher Gloster, Vukashin Latinovich, Gedion Zelalem

Total shots: 25

Shots on goal: 8

Fouls: 16

Offside: 0

Corner-kicks: 10

Saves: 4

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