New York won 2-0 at Atlas this Wednesday at Yankee Stadium for the fourth edition of the The Champions Cup. Alexander Callens led the way at the start of the duel (4′) and Maximiliano Morález ended the Liga MX king’s hopes in the 49th minute, shortly after the restart.
For the third edition in a row, the Champions Cup ended in the hands of the MLS champions, after the Columbus Crew and Atlanta United previously beat Cruz Azul and Club América. Mexican football has only won this trophy once, in its first edition, when Pumas defeated Toronto FC in 2019.
The game could not have started better for the New Yorkers, who broke the deadlock after four minutes by taking advantage of a set piece from 45 yards out. Gabriel Pereira hung the ball in the area and the ball reached Callen’s left foot under the crossbar after a rebound between the goalkeeper and Uruguayan Nicolás Acevedo.
The Peruvians’ fourth goal of the season ended a difficult and tactically close game down the stretch, characterized by physical play from both teams and a pitch that was not in perfect condition. In particular, the Yankees’ ballpark line was prominent on one of the two bands.
Maxi Morález took the lead in the middle on 49 minutes as soon as the restart began, culminating a good exchange with a precise right-footed cross that went past the keeper. It was 2-0 that he left. against the rope to Atlas, whose response was led by Furch and Quiñones, but frustrated by the good stops of the American goalkeeper Luis Barraza.
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ATLAS VS. NEW YORK: Agenda
- Peru – 18:20
- Columbia – 06:20
- Ecuador – 06:20
- Mexico – 6:20 p.m
- Paraguay – 19:20
- Chile – 19:20
- Bolivia – 19:20
- Uruguay – 20:20
- Argentina – 20:20
- Brazil – 20:20
For Mexican soccer, it’s a chance for revenge, after this year the Seattle Sounders knocked off the Pumas in the CONCACAF Champions League final, returning that title to MLS after a 22-year wait.
After 70 years without a title, Atlas won the Apertura 2021 and Clausura 2022 in Mexican football, but in the Apertura 2022 it is second to last, with two wins, four draws and nine losses.
On the other hand, it is New York City, which has been in a financial crisis since its attacking leader, Argentine Valentin Castellanos, left the club to sign for Girona.
WHERE TO WATCH ATLAS VS. NEW JORVIK?
To see matches between New York City and Atlas for the Champions Cup there are two possibilities for Spanish-speaking channels. If you live in Mexico and Central America, you can watch it through TUDN. In the US, the available signal will be ESPN2.
In ten days, they won just one game and added two draws for seven defeats, falling to fourth place, 17 points behind the Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia Union. In their last game, New York City lost 1-0 against Charlotte FC.
This duel follows last August’s so-called League Cup Showcase, a special friendly matchday that serves as an appetizer for the new League Cup that will launch in the summer of 2023 and become an official tournament. of monthly time between all MLS and Liga MX teams.
PROBABLE IRON LETTERS FOR THE 2022 CHAMPIONS CUP
New York: Jonsson; Martins, Chanot, Callens; Meineche, Acevedo, Moralez, Gray; Rodriguez, Pereira, Magno.
Atlas: Camilo Vargas; Hugo Nervo, José Abella, Luis Reyes, Anderson Santamaría, Emanuel Aguilera; Diego Barbosa, Edgar Zaldivar; Ozziel Herrera, Julio Furch, Julián Quiñones.
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