MIAMI – CONCACAF announced the pots and regulations for the 2014/15 CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) Draw that will take place on Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. ET, at the InterContinental at Doral Miami and will be streamed live on CONCACAF.com.
The event will sort the 24 clubs set to participate in seventh edition of the competition into eight groups of three teams.
Per section 2.2.1 c of the CONCACAF Champions League Regulations “two or more teams from the same Member Association will not play in the same Group, and the four USA and four Mexican teams will be drawn into separate Groups.”
The pots for the draw will be designated as follows:
Liga Deportiva Alajuelense (Costa Rica 1); Club Social y Deportivo Comunicaciones (Guatemala 1); Club Deportivo Olimpia (Honduras 1); Club Leon (Mexico 1); Club de Fútbol Pachuca (Mexico 2); Tauro Fútbol Club (Panama 1); Sporting Kansas City (USA. 1); New York Red Bulls (USA 2)
Impact de Montreal/Toronto FC (Canada 1); Deportivo Saprissa (Costa Rica 2); Asociación Deportiva Isidro Metapan (El Salvador 1); Real Club Deportivo España (Honduras 2); Club de Fútbol América (Mexico 3); Cruz Azul Fútbol Club (Mexico 4); Portland Timbers (USA 3); D.C. United (USA 4)
Belmopan Bandits (Belize 1); CD FAS (El Salvador 2); Club Social y Deportivo Municipal (Guatemala 2); Alpha United Football Club (Guyana); Waterhouse Football Club (Jamaica); Real Estelí Fútbol Club (Nicaragua 1); Chorrillo Fútbol Club (Panama 2); Puerto Rico Bayamon FC (Puerto Rico)
Mexico’s Cruz Azul, which has won the CONCACAF club title on a record six occasions, is the defending champion.
Five teams will be making their CCL debuts: Belmopan Bandits, Club Leon, Portland Timbers, Puerto Rico Bayamon FC and Waterhouse Football Club.
Isidro Metapan and Olimpia are the only two clubs to qualify for every CCL.