CCL Knockout Round Pairings

CCL Knockout Round Pairings

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On December 10, 2008
  • CONCACAF Champions League

News of the day, the CONCACAF Champions League knockout round pairings have been released today.

Feb. 24-26 and March 3-5
Atlante vs. Houston Dynamo*
Santos Laguna vs. Montreal Impact*
Marathon vs. Puerto Rico Islanders*
Pumas vs. Cruz Azul*
*hosts first leg

March 17-19 and April 7-9
Atlante-Houston winner vs. Santos-Montreal winner
Marathon-Puerto Rico winner vs. Pumas-Cruz Azul winner

Finals: April 21-23 and April 28-30

The Dynamo get a solid Atlante squad that they have a good shot at, just too bad they have the home leg first and not second. The two USL squads have tough matches, but if any can break through I think Montreal could do it.

What do you all make of these pairings? Is it any doubt that a Mexican club will win it?