3-0: Seattle, Champions League champions


Ang Seattle Sounders they defeated the Pumas UNAM and announced this Wednesday the winners of Champions League ng Concacaf by winning 5-2 on aggregate (2-2 in the first leg in Mexico City).

Peruvian Raúl Ruidíaz with a ‘double’ and Uruguayan Nicolás Lodeiro with a goal were the heroes of the Sounders, who became the first MLS team to win the Concacaf Champions League since this tournament in 2008 it replaced the Concacaf Champions Cup.

For their part, the Pumas lost their second consecutive final after they were released in 2005 (still the Champions Cup) when they were defeated by Costa Rican Saprissa.

That is why the Mexican team was unable to lift its fourth title after winning the Champions Cup in 1980, 1982 and 1989. Since the Pumas lost the finals in 2005, Mexican soccer has chained 16 consecutive wins in the Concacaf Champions League. , a series of sequential results. in the end with this win for Seattle.

This night was also historic as Seattle’s Lumen Field stadium recorded the highest attendance for a match in this competition with 68,741 people (the previous record was 66,208 spectators at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City for the match between Águilas del América and the Costa Rican Herediano).

After the first leg match where they tied the game 2-0, Seattle was more effective and compact in the second leg than some Pumas who were too weak in either area.

Club World Cup Passport

So the Sounders avenged the losses of four MLS teams that reached the final without winning it: Real Salt Lake (2011), Montreal Impact (2015), Toronto FC (2018), and LAFC (2020).

Prior to the emergence of the Champions League, two American teams were declared Champions Cup winners: DC United (1998) and LA Galaxy (2000). In addition to the title, the Sounders qualified with this victory for the FIFA Club World Cup.

Source: La Verdad


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