Max Arfsten hero in Crew’s Quarterfinal, 2nd Leg win at Tigres in PK Shootout

By Mariana Smithfield

Max Arfsten (courtesy IMAGN, photo by Kyle Robertson of The Dispatch via USA Today Sports Syndication)

Max Arfsten Crew Attacker On team doing the improbable in Mexico 4 9 2024 CONCACAF QF Leg 2 Crew 4 Tigres 3 PK Shootout.mp3


Match Notes:

  • The Crew earned a 1-1 (4-3) penalty shootout win against Tigres UANL Tuesday night in the second leg of the Concacaf Champions Cup Quarterfinals at the Estadio Universitario in San Nicolás de los Garza, Mexico. The Black & Gold now advance to the Concacaf Champions Cup Semifinals for the first time in Club history.
    • The Crew are the first MLS team to advance to the next round of Concacaf Champions Cup when facing a LIGA MX club after hosting and not winning the first leg of the series.
    • Following tonight’s result, Columbus will face the winner of the CF Monterrey-Inter Miami CF series in the Concacaf Champions Cup Semifinals. The match kicks off at 10:30 p.m. ET.
    • The Black & Gold maintain an unbeaten record (1-0-3) in regulation through their first four 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup matches.
    • Columbus has scored at least one goal in 24 of its past 25 matches across all competitions, netting 46 in the stretch.
Cucho Hernandez Crew Forward, with a free kick at Tigres (courtesy Crew Communications)

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Columbus Crew is the first club in Major League Soccer. The Crew is operated by Haslam Sports Group and the Edwards Family. The Club has won three MLS Cup championships in 2008, 2020 and 2023, one Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2002, MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009, and the Campeones Cup in 2021. The 2024 campaign is the Crew’s 29th season in MLS as well as the Club’s third full season at Field.