Sounders beat León on aggregate, advance to CONCACAF semis
Mar 17, 2022, 8:18 PM
(AP Photo/Mario Armas)
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Fredy Montero scored on a penalty kick late in the first half and the Seattle Sounders tied 1-1 with León on Thursday night to advance to the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals with a 4-1 aggregate victory.
Sounders 1 (4), León 1 (1): Summary
Seattle will play New York City FC in one of the semifinals, while Mexican teams Cruz Azul and Pumas will face off in the other.
The 34-year-old Montero converted the penalty kick on the 45th minute to put Seattle ahead.
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Fidel Ambriz tied it on a header in the 90th. Montero scored twice in the first leg of the series that Seattle won 3-0.
Joao Paulo was tackled from behind by defender William Tesillo inside the box for a penalty that Montero converted against goalkeeper Rodolfo Cota.
The Sounders are back in the CONCACAF semifinals for the first time since 2012-13 season.