[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Osei Telesford
and Fabrice Noel
scored first-half goals and Puerto Rico Islanders held on for a 2-2 draw with Panama's Tauro
FC on Wednesday to earn a place in the regional championship's quarterfinals, where they're joined by fellow USL-1 team Montreal Impact.
Montreal, which lost, 2-1, on Tuesday against
Mexico's Atlante, finished second in Group C with a 3-1-2 win-loss-tie record.
Puerto Rico and Tauro finished behind Group D winner Santos of Mexico tied on eight points, but the
Islanders won the tiebreaker because they beat Tauro 2-1 in their first meeting, and also had more away goals.
In Wednesday's game, Puerto Rico took a 16th minute lead when Telesford
nodded in a free kick at the far post after it had been tipped on its way through the penalty area. It was Telesford's third goal in the competition. Noel scored 13 minutes later on an assist
from Jonathan Steele
The Panamanians scored their first shortly before halftime on a Brunette Hay
penalty kick in the 43rd minute and equalized when Hay struck again in the