SEATTLE — Albert Rusnák and Jordan Morris scored in the first half, Nicolás Lodeiro added a penalty kick goal midway through the second half, and the Seattle Sounders claimed a 3-1 win over New York City FC in the first-leg of the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals.
The two-game, aggregate-goal series saw the homestanding Sounders take a comfortable advantage.
But Seattle also allowed a key road goal to NYCFC’s Thiago Andrade in the first half that could serve as a tiebreaker in next week’s second-leg played at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.
The winner will meet either Pumas or Cruz Azul from LigaMX in the two-game, home-and-home final.
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