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)