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New York City FC Soars over Santos de Guapiles 2-0

What a way to kick off the 2022 Concacaf Champions League on a strong note, as New York City FC was able to earn a 2-0 victory over Santos de Guapiles on Tuesday night in Costa Rico.

Leading the way for the Boys in Blue was Taty Castellanos, who continues to shine, as the forward was able to continue to show his Golden Boot form, by getting both goals for his squad.

The first of the two goals for Castellanos, had come at the fifth minute, thanks to a penalty by Santos de Guapiles. This would allow for Taty to find the back of the cage in the low right-handed corner and the early lead.

New York City FC showed why they are amongst one of Major League Soccer’s best as they were able to play a solid defense. Santos showed themselves a very impressive offensive scheme, but the Boys in Blue kept them off the boards.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following Post Match Press Conference from New York City FC 2-0 victory over Santos de Guapiles in the first leg of the 2022 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League. Featuring Ronny Delia, Maxime Chanot, Erick Rodríguez and Juan Diego Madrigal

There was an impressive play for New York City FC in the 22nd minute, when Santiago Rodriguez and Maxi Moralez were able to find each other for a ball that just bounced off the cross bar. Santos meanwhile, did everything they could to try to even up the match, in creating turnovers, and testing NYCFC keeper Sean Johnson.

The Boys in Blue eventually were able to double up their lead as Castellano was able to find the back of the cage, as he was able to fire the ball high into the cage from eight yards out, making the tally 2-0.

The action continued to be fast paced between both clubs during the Second Half, but it was New York City FC who was able to earn the victory in the first leg meeting with Santos de Guapiles.

Up next for the Boys in Blue will be the Second Leg of action against Santos de Guapiles as the action will move to the Banc of California Stadium on February 23, with the action set for 6:00 p.m. Fans wanting to catch the action can do so on the FS2 Network.

For more information on New York City FC fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

https://www.nycfc.com/

For more information on the Concacaf fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

https://www.concacaf.com/

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