• Wednesday May 28, 2014

    CCL draw sets 2014/15 groups

    MIAMI -- The road to the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup started on Wednesday evening, when the draw for the 2014/15 CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) took place at the InterContinental at Doral Miami.  The 24 qualified clubs set to contest the seventh edition of the continental championship were sorted into eight groups of three.

    Current holder Cruz Azul, which has captured a record six CONCACAF club titles, headlines Group 6.  The Mexico City-based side will meet 2013/14 semifinalist Alajuelense (Costa Rica) and Chorrillo FC (Panama).

    After winning two straight Liga MX championships, Leon will make its tournament debut, squaring off against Group 7 opponents Isidro Metapan (El Salvador) and Belmopan Bandits (Belize).

    Major League Soccer champion Sporting Kansas City, a 2013/14 quarterfinalist, was drawn into Group 2 and will face Saprissa (Costa Rica) and Real Esteli (Nicaragua).

    The groups will be contested on a round-robin, home-and-away, four-game format, running August – October.  Only the eight first-place teams will progress to the quarterfinals, which will kick-off in early 2015.

    Schedules will be announced in the coming weeks.

    The groups for the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League are as follows:

    Group 1:  Pachuca (Mexico), Real España (Honduras), Municipal (Guatemala)
    Group 2:  Sporting Kansas City (USA), Saprissa (Costa Rica), Real Esteli (Nicaragua)
    Group 3:  New York Red Bulls (USA), Toronto FC or Impact de Montreal (Canada), FAS (El Salvador)
    Group 4:  Tauro FC (Panama), D.C. United (USA), Waterhouse FC (Jamaica)
    Group 5:  Olimpia (Honduras), Portland Timbers (USA), Alpha United (Guyana)
    Group 6:  Alajuelense (Costa Rica), Cruz Azul (Mexico), Chorrillo FC (Panama)
    Group 7:  Leon (Mexico), Isidro Metapan (El Salvador), Belmopan Bandits (Belize)
    Group 8:  Comunicaciones (Guatemala), Club America (Mexico), Puerto Rico Bayamon FC (Puerto Rico)

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