MLS Teams Learn CONCACAF Champions League Fate

MLS Teams Learn CONCACAF Champions League Fate

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On May 18, 2011
  • 2011/12 CCL

The draw for the next tournament was announced today and once again the MLS road to CONCACAF glory runs through Mexico.

The Preliminary Round matches will be played on July 16-28 (1st Leg) and August 2-4 (2nd Leg). The Group Stage is tentatively scheduled to begin the second week of August.

The Preliminary Round matches were drawn as follows (home team for first leg listed first):

Isidro Metapán (SLV) vs. CFU 1
Club Motagua (HON) vs. CSD Municipal (GUA)
Alianza FC (SLV) vs. FC Dallas (USA)
Santos Laguna (MEX) vs. CD Olimpia (HON)
Toronto/Vancouver (CAN) vs. Real Estelí/Walter Ferreti (NCA)
San Francisco (PAN) vs. Seattle Sounders (USA)
Monarcas Morelia/Pumas UNAM (MEX) vs. CFU 2
CS Herediano (CRC) vs. CFU 3

The four groups are as follows:

Group A
LA Galaxy (USA)
LD Alajuelense (CRC)
Monarcas Morelia or Pumas UNAM (MEX) / CFU 2
Club Motagua (HON) / CSD Municipal (GUA)

Group B
Colorado Rapids (USA)
Real España (HON)
Santo Laguna (MEX) / Olimpia (HON)
Isidro Metapan (SLV) / CFU 1

Group C
Monarcas Morelia or Pumas UNAM (MEX)
Tauro FC (PAN) CD Comunicaciones (GUA)
Alianza FC (SLV) / FC Dallas (USA)
Toronto or Vancouver (CAN)/Estelí or Ferreti(NCA)

Group D
Monterrey (MEX)
CD Comunicaciones (GUA)
Seattle Sounders (USA) / San Francisco (PAN)
CS Herediano (CRC) / CFU 3CF

Judging by the groups, its possible FC Dallas could end up with the easiest group of all MLS teams. Seattle’s group looks pretty tough with the reigning CCL champions Monterrey in it. LA’s looks like a death group to me. And then the Rapids have a fairly decent shot to move on I think.

For more on my thoughts for FC Dallas’s draw, head over to Big D Soccer.