CCL: With field complete, group-stage schedule released

The field is finally set for the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League and on Friday, CONCACAF released the schedule for this year's group stage.

Real Salt Lake will kick off MLS participation in the tournament when they travel to Costa Rica to face Herediano on July 31. Toronto FC host Águila of El Salvador while Seattle host Calendonia AIA of Trinidad and Tobago later in the round.

Along with Caledonia, W Connection (also of Trinidad and Tobago) and NASL outfit Puerto Rico Islanders qualified to the tournament from the group stages.

The Islanders' continued presence in the tournament (they are one of only three teams to have qualified for all five editions of the CCL) throws up a particularly tasty clash, as they will square off once more against the LA Galaxy, who they shockingly eliminated in the preliminary round of the 2010-11 tournament.

Also of note is the fact that three of MLS' five representatives will end the group stage campaign at home against Central American oppositiion. Toronto, however, will face a monumental task that round, traveling to face Santos Laguna of Mexico, while the Galaxy are away to El Salvador's Isidro Metapán.

You can find the full schedule below (all times ET):

Week 1

Tuesday, July 31

CF Monterrey (MEX) vs. Chorrillo FC (PAN), 8 pm

CS Herediano (CRC) vs. Real  Salt Lake, 10 pm

Wednesday, August 1

Toronto FC (CAN) vs. CD Águila (SLV), 8 pm

Isidro Metapán (SLV) vs. Puerto Rico Islanders (PUR), 10 pm

Tigres UANL (MEX) vs. Real Estelí (NCA), 10 pm

Thursday, August 2

W Connection (TRI) vs. Xelajú (GUA), 8 pm

CD Olimpia (HON) vs. CD FAS (SLV), 10 pm

Seattle Sounders (USA) vs. Caledonia AIA (TRI), 10 pm                       

Week 2

Tuesday, August 21

Santos Laguna (MEX) vs. CD Águila (SLV), 8 pm

Real Salt Lake (USA) vs. Tauro FC (PAN), 10 pm

Xelajú MC (GUA) vs. CD Guadalajara (MEX), 10 pm
            
Wednesday, August 22

Caledonia AIA (TRI) vs. CD Marathón (HON), 8 pm

LD Alajuelense (CRC) vs. Tigres UANL (MEX), 10 pm

CD FAS (SLV) vs. Houston Dynamo (USA), 10 pm

Thursday, August 23

Chorrillo (PAN) vs. CSD Municipal (GUA), 8 pm

LA Galaxy (USA) vs. Isidro Metapán (SLV), 10 pm
    
            
Week 3

Tuesday, August 28

Toronto FC (CAN) vs. Santos Laguna (MEX), 8 pm

Real Estelí (NCA) vs. LD Alajuelense (CRC), 10 pm
 
Wednesday, August 29

CD Guadalajara (MEX) vs. W Connection (TRI), 8 pm

LA Galaxy (USA) vs. Puerto Rico Islanders (PUR), 10 pm

CSD Municipal (GUA) v Monterrey (MEX), 10 pm
 
Thursday, August 30

Tauro FC (PAN) vs. CS Herediano (CRC), 8 pm

Caledonia AIA (TRI) vs. Seattle Sounders (USA), 8 pm

CD Olimpia (HON) vs. Houston Dynamo (USA), 10 pm

Week 4

Tuesday, September 18

Tauro FC (PAN) vs. Real Salt Lake (USA), 8 pm

Xelajú MC (GUA) vs. W Connection (TRI), 10 pm

Real Estelí (NCA) vs. Tigres UANL (MEX), 10 pm    
 
Wednesday, September 19

Puerto Rico Islanders (PUR) vs. LA Galaxy (USA), 8 pm

CD Águila (SLV) vs. Santos Laguna (MEX), 10 pm

CD Marathón (HON) vs. Seattle Sounders (USA), 10 pm

Thursday, September 20

Houston Dynamo (USA) vs. CD FAS (SLV), 8 pm

CSD Municipal (GUA) vs. Chorrillo FC (PAN), 10 pm
 
Week 5

Tuesday, September 25

CF Monterrey (MEX) vs. CSD Municipal (GUA), 8 pm

CD Águila (SLV) vs. Toronto FC (CAN), 10 pm

CS Herediano (CRC) vs. Tauro FC (PAN), 10 pm

Wednesday, September 26

W Connection (TRI) vs. CD Guadalajara (MEX), 8 pm

CD Marathón (HON) vs. Caledonia AIA (TRI), 10 pm

LD Alajuelense (CRC) vs. Real Estelí (NCA), 10 pm
 
Thursday, September 27

Puerto Rico Islanders (PUR) vs. Isidro Metapán (SLV), 8 pm

CD FAS (SLV) vs. CD Olimpia (HON), 10 pm

Week 6

Tuesday, October 23

Houston Dynamo (USA) vs. CD Olimpia (HON), 8 pm

Real Salt Lake (USA) vs. CS Herediano (CRC), 10 pm

Chorrillo FC (PAN) vs. CF Monterrey (MEX), 10 pm
 
Wednesday, October 24

Santos Laguna (MEX) vs. Toronto FC (CAN), 8 pm

Seattle Sounders (USA) vs. CD Marathón (HON), 10 pm

Tigres UANL (MEX) vs. LD Alajuelense (CRC), 10 pm

Thursday, October 25

CD Guadalajara (MEX) vs. Xelajú MC (GUA), 8 pm

Isidro Metapán (SLV) vs. LA Galaxy (USA), 10 pm