Monday, June 16, 2008

CONCACAF Champions League draw

The draw for the first CONCACAF Champions League was held today. Now that the tournament is finally starting to take shape, it looks interesting. We'll see how it shapes out and whether or not MLS can get four teams in (New England and Chivas USA need to get past Joe Public and Tauro FC, respectively).

Anyway, here's the draw, which still has quite a few holes filled.

Group A
DC United (USA)
Saprissa (CRC)
Hankook Verdes (BLZ) or Cruz Azul (MEX)
Isidro Metapan (SLV) or Olimpia/Marathon (HON)

Group B
Houston (USA)
Luis Angel Firpo (SLV)
San Francisco (PAN) or Jalapa/Municipal (GUA)
Harbour View (JAM) or Pumas UNAM (MEX)

Group C
Atlante (MEX)
New England (USA) or Joe Public (TRI)
Olimpia/Marathon (HON)
Toronto/Montreal/Vancouver (CAN) or Nicaraguan champ tbd

Group D
Santos Laguna (MEX)
Chivas USA or Tauro FC (PAN)
Municipal/Jalapa (GUA)
Alajuelense (CRC) or Puerto Rico Islanders (PR)


EdTheRed said...

At first glance, I'd have to say that the potential Grupo de Muerte would involve DC United, Saprissa, Cruz Azul, and Olimipia. Ouch.

Elliott said...

Group D is no cakewalk either.

Groups B & C are more manageable for the MLS sides - especially since Group C might contain two MLS teams, if TFC win the Canada Cup-thing.

L.B. said...

If New England gets through, they'd be the favorites in Group C. Atlante is not a very good side.