CCL Draw Set For 2009/10

CCL Draw Set For 2009/10

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 11, 2009
  • 2 Comments
  • CONCACAF Champions League

Deputy General Secretary Italo Zanzi (left) and Mary Lynn Blanks (right) (Photo via CONCACAF website)

CONCACAF released the draw today for the 2009/10 edition of the Champions League. Today’s draw was for the preliminary rounds. Two MLS clubs (DC and New York) were involved in the draw.

Houston was drawn into group A along with Metepan (SLV) and Olimpia. That group will be rounded out with the winner of Pachuca (MEX)-Guatemala No. 2 (Comunicaciones or Jalapa).

Columbus is headed to group C to meet Saprissa (CRC), the Cruz Azul (MEX)-Herediano (CRC) winner and Canada No. 1 (Toronto FC or Vancouver Whitecaps)-Puerto Rico Islanders (PUR) winner. If somehow TFC is to pull out a mircle in the Canadian Cup against Montreal they could face their rivals in Columbus. I think this has the makings of being the hardest group here.

New York will face Trinidad and Tobago side W Connection. While DC United will Chalatenango of El Salvador.

Below is the rest of the draw along with the groups again.

PRELIMINARY ROUND
Arabe Unido-San Francisco (PAN) vs. San Juan Jabloteh (TRI)
Pachuca (MEX) vs. Comunicaciones-Jalapa (GUA)
New York Red Bulls (USA) vs. W Connection (TRI)
Olimpia (HON) vs. Arabe Unido/Chorrillo (PAN)
Cruz Azul (MEX) vs. Herediano (CRC)
D.C. United (USA) vs. Chalatenango (SLV)
Liberia (CRC) vs. Real Espana (HON)
Vancouver Whitecaps/Toronto FC (CAN) vs. Puerto Rico Islanders (PUR)

GROUP STAGE
Group A
Houston Dynamo (USA)
Metepan (SLV)
Pachuca (MEX)-Guatemala No. 2 (Comunicaciones or Jalapa) winner
Olimpia

Group B
Toluca (MEX)
Marathon (HON)
D.C. United- (USA)-Chalatenango (SLV) winner
San Juan Jabloteh (TRI)-Panama No. 1 (Arabe Unido or San Francisco FC) winner

Group C
Columbus Crew (USA)
Saprissa (CRC)
Cruz Azul (MEX)-Herediano (CRC) winner
Canada No. 1 (Toronto FC or Vancouver Whitecaps)-Puerto Rico Islanders (PUR) winner

Group D
Pumas UNAM (MEX)
Comunicaciones/Municipal (GUA)
New York Red Bulls (USA)-W Connection (TRI) winner
Liberia (CRC)-Real Espana (HON) winner

  • Jason

    Not a DC United fan, but I think they are best hope for this tournament.

  • Not a DC United fan, but I think they are best hope for this tournament.