Sam Vines was the only American on the field in Europa Conference League qualification to see his team advance to the next round, with Kyle McLagan, Christian Cappis and Kenny Saief all having their hearts broken in extra time.
It was wins all around for all Yanks competing in Europa Conference League qualifiers on Thursday, with Kanny Saief finding the net for Baku, Sam Vines going the distance for Antwerp and Kyle McLagan and Vikingur continuing their run.
Kyle McLagan and Vikingur continued their historical European run with an aggregate win over The New Saints while Christian Cappis notched an assist for Brøndby as they easily downed Pogon Szczecin in Europa Conference League qualifying.
Henry Wingo earned an assist as Ferencvaros cruised into the next round of Champions League qualification, while Kyle McLagan and Vikingur’s narrow loss to Malmö saw them drop into the Conference League.
Henry Wingo was a late fortification for Ferencváros to help them come away from Kazakhstan with a scoreless draw, while Kyle McLagan was not called into action in Vikingur’s wild trip to Sweden.
Kyle McLagan and Vikingur booked their spot in the first round proper of Champions League qualification, narrowly beating their Andorran hosts on Friday night to win the preliminary round mini-tournament.
The early qualifying rounds of the 2022-23 Champions League are already underway, with Reykjavic’s American Kyle McLagan scoring the opening goal in a blow-out qualifying win over Estonians FCI Levadia.