Sat, 08 May 2021

Toronto FC, Philadelphia advance in CONCACAF Champions League

Field Level Media
15 Apr 2021, 13:05 GMT+10

Patrick Mullins and Justin Morrow scored in the second half and Toronto FC defeated Mexican club Leon 2-1 on Wednesday near Orlando, Fla., to advance to the second round of the CONCACAF Champions League 3-2 on aggregate.

Mullins struck first in the 55th minute when teammate Jacob Shaffelburg fed him a low cross into the box and he delivered it into the bottom right corner of the goal. Morrow tacked on the next goal in the 71st with a sliding shot that goaltender Rodolfo Cota couldn't corral.

Fernando Navarro scored for Leon in the 80th minute to cut the deficit, but Leon's Emanuel Gigliotti couldn't net the equalizer despite multiple late attempts.

Toronto will play in the quarterfinals, which begin April 27, against Mexico's Cruz Azul.

Philadelphia Union 4, Saprissa 0

Jamiro Monteiro scored twice as Philadelphia rolled in the second half at Chester, Pa., to cap a 5-0 aggregate win over its Costa Rican opponent.

Monteiro opened the scoring with a 47th-minute penalty kick, and Kacper Przybylko added a goal four minutes later. Anthony Fontana added to the margin in the 54th minute, and Monteiro scored again in the 90th minute.

The Union move on to a quarterfinal matchup with Atlanta United.

--Field Level Media

Sign up for Atlanta News

a daily newsletter full of things to discuss over drinks.and the great thing is that it's on the house!