CCL - 2020 - NYCFC vs ADSC

NYCFC vs. AD San Carlos | Concacaf Champions League Preview

2020 Concacaf Champions League — Round of 16, Leg 2
New York City FC vs. AD San Carlos
Red Bull Arena — Harrison
February 26 — 6:00 PM ET


New York City FC head into the uncomfortable home confines of Red Bull Arena for the second leg of the Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 with a very comfortable two-goal advantage over AD San Carlos Wednesday night.

NYCFC racked up five away goals in a convincing 5-3 victory over San Carlos in the first leg with Heber scoring his first NYCFC hat trick. Alex Callens made it 4-1 in the 61st minute before San Carlos roared back to pull within one on goals by Marcos Mena and Omar Browne. Alexandru Mitrita closed things out with a stoppage-time goal to close out a memorable CCL debut for NYCFC. 

The winner advances to the quarterfinals to face either Allianza or Tigres UANL. Alianza leads 2-1 heading into the second leg at Estadio Universitario Wednesday night.



Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Heber (F), Taty Castellanos (F), Alexandru Mitrita (F)
  • International duty:  None
Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: None
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Marcos Mena (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup

  • This is the second all-time meeting between AD San Carlos and New York City FC. NYCFC won the first leg, 5-3
  • Concacaf Champions League history: AD San Carlos - first appearance: 1 loss (3 goals) … NYCFC - first appearance: 1 win (5 goals)


  • Referee: John Pitti
  • Assistant Referees: Christian Ramirez, Ronald Bruna
  • 4th Official: Ariel Sanchez