The New York Red Bulls and Vancouver Whitecaps officially opened 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League knockout stage action for MLS sides on Wednesday with a 1-1 draw in the quarterfinal first leg at Red Bull Arena.
The Whitecaps took the lead, somewhat against the run of play, late in the first half from Kekuta Manneh, but despite Sacha Kljestan having a penalty saved after the restart, the hosts brought the game level from Bradley Wright-Phillips. And while the Whitecaps played the last 20 minutes of the match down a man after Cristian Techera was sent off, they carry a slight advantage into the return leg next week.
39' – VAN – Kekuta Manneh
62' – NY – Bradley Wright-Phillips
CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal, 2nd Leg – at Vancouver (Thursday, March 2; 10 pm ET | UDN, Facebook Live)