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Game Day Hub: NYCFC at Santos de Guápiles in San José, Costa Rica

How to stream, watch, and listen to NYCFC play in the 2022 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, plus game preview and game thread.

The Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica is one of the best facilities in Central America | Courtesy FlickreviewR

It’s game day: New York City FC will play Santos de Guápiles in the 2022 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League. It’s the first competitive game of the year for NYCFC, which earned a berth in the tournament by beating the Portland Timbers in December to win the 2021 MLS Cup.

For a full scouting report on what to expect from Santos, read “The Bielsa Report: Five things you should know about Santos de Guápiles.”

Match: NYCFC at Santos de Guápiles
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 15, 8 pm ET
Venue: Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica
Watch: FS2 and TUDN
Stream:, FOX Sports App,, TUDN App
Listen: The game will be broadcast in both English and Spanish on NYCFC Radio

• Midfielder Alfredo Morales reportedly contracted COVID while training in Mexico, and won’t be available to play today.

• Will we see the debut of Thiago Martins, the 26-year-old center back from Brazil signed to a Designated Player contract? Martins is the biggest signing of the offseason to date. You can read all about it here.

• We’ll certainly see the debut of Dude Wipes, the NYCFC sleeve partner for 2022. The irreverent personal hygiene brand that makes a wipe in refreshing “mint chill” will appear on the NYCFC kit for the first time in public.

• Santos won’t be playing hosting NYCFC at its regular home, the 2,300-seat Estadio Ebal Rodriguez Aguilar. Instead, the teams will be playing at the 36,000-seat Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica in San José, the capital. While the Estadio Ebal Rodriguez Aguilar has a synthetic surface, the Estadio Nacional has a grass field.

• This is NYCFC’s second appearance in the CONCACAF Champions League. In 2020, City beat Costa Rican side San Carlos by an aggregate of 6-3 over two games, then crashed out in the quarterfinals to Liga MX side UANL 0-5. NYCFC didn’t qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League last year.

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UPDATE: The starting lineup was released at 7:01 pm ET.