LA Galaxy | HOW QUALIFIED: 2014 MLS Cup Champions | PREVIOUS BEST: Semifinals (Most recent: 2013-14)
Comunicaciones | HOW QUALIFIED: 2014 Apertura/2015 Clausura Champions | PREVIOUS BEST: Quarterfinals (Most recent: 2014-15)
Central FC | HOW QUALIFIED: 2015 CFU Club Championship winners | PREVIOUS BEST: First appearance
Seattle Sounders | HOW QUALIFIED: 2014 US Open Cup champion, 2014 Supporters’ Shield winners | PREVIOUS BEST: Semifinals (Most Recent: 2013)
Vancouver Whitecaps | HOW QUALIFIED: Best 2014 MLS record of any Canadian team | PREVIOUS BEST: First appearance
Olimpia | HOW QUALIFIED: 2015 Clausura champions | PREVIOUS BEST: Quarterfinals (Most Recent: 2011)
CONCACAF Champions League: Real Salt Lake look to reverse fortunes, return to final | Group G Preview
This is the Group G preview as the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League gets underway on Aug. 4-6. For comprehensive CONCACAF Champions League coverage, bookmark this page.
Real Salt Lake (USA) | HOW QUALIFIED: 2014 MLS Supporters’ Shield fourth-place; top-three teams qualified via other means | PREVIOUS BEST: Runners-Up (Most Recent: 2012-13)
The 2015-16 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League is here, and MLS teams will be taking on some of North America’s best clubs starting tomorrow when Real Salt Lake visit Municipal (10 pm ET, Fox Soccer Plus). If you’re new to the tournament, here’s a quick primer on what is happening and where you can catch it all.
VANCOUVER, BC - Eight games over four weeks in three different competitions. That's the task facing the Vancouver Whitecaps during a jam-packed August.
With five matches in MLS, their first CONCACAF Champions League game and a two-legged Canadian Championship final, there's a lot at stake with very little room for error.
"It really is a great challenge for us," Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson told reporters this week. "Who knows the outcome? In five weeks, I'll either be stood here with a big smile on my face or I won't."
Even after last Friday’s dramatic 1-0 victory over D.C. United, the Seattle Sounders are nonetheless mired in their toughest stretch of the 2015 season, struggling to score goals amid a 1-4-0 skid across all competitions since their controversial 3-1 US Open Cup elimination at the hands of the Portland Timbers on June 16.
However, you'd never know it from talking to general manager Garth Lagerwey.
Seattle Sounders not bringing Erik Friberg back to sit on the bench: "We need bodies in the engine room"
TUKWILA, Wash. -- Erik Friberg is headed back to the Seattle Sounders. To hear head coach Sigi Schmid and general manager Garth Lagerwey tell it, the 29-year-old Swedish midfielder isn’t coming back to the Pacific Northwest to be a benchwarmer.
“Erik’s a player who has started wherever he’s been with few exceptions,” Schmid told reporters following Seattle’s Tuesday practice. “He’s a guy that’s definitely going to compete for a starting spot.”