New York City FC, Historic Occasion
It’s finally here… four months after NYCFC clinched qualification for the continent’s premier club competition, the Boys in Blue are in Costa Rica for the first leg of the Round of 16 tie vs. AD San Carlos.
Courtesy of a first place finish in the Eastern Conference and a record points tally, City were seeded in Pot One for the draw and are coming up against a team who are also making their tournament debut in 2020.
San Carlos punched their ticket to the Champions League by winning their first-ever Torneo Clasura title in 2019, defeating 34-time champions Saprissa on away goals in 2019’s final.
With two tournament newcomers facing off, it’s sure to be an occasion both sets of supporters will recall as the moment they arrived on the continental stage. For NYCFC, it's a night to remember how far we've come in a short space of time, but also a night to make it count.