CONCACAF Champions League review: Sounders, Red Bulls into quarterfinals

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Troy Wayrynen
Clint Dempsey and Nicolas Lodeiro helped the Seattle Sounders book their spot in the final eight of the CONCACAF Champions League

The Seattle Sounders and New York Red Bulls moved into the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals Thursday.

Trailing 2-1 on aggregate against Santa Tecla, the Sounders got the job done at home, crushing their opponents 4-0 at CenturyLink Field.

Seattle needed until the second half to claim the win and set up a meeting with Chivas, with Will Bruin making it 1-0 when he tapped in a Nicolas Lodeiro cross in the 47th minute.

Lodeiro went from provider to goal-scorer with 21 minutes remaining, heading in a Clint Dempsey cross from the left.

The Sounders kept pushing and struck twice more, Chad Marshall heading in a Lodeiro corner before Magnus Eikrem scored after combining with Dempsey.

In New Jersey, the Red Bulls recorded a 2-0 win over Olimpia to progress 3-1 on aggregate.

Bradley Wright-Phillips opened the scoring in the 54th minute with a brilliant turn and finish from 25 yards.

Sean Davis sealed the win 10 minutes later, his deflected strike from distance making it 2-0.

The Red Bulls will face Tijuana in the last eight.

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