TUKWILA, Wash. – Seattle Sounders general manager Garth Lagerwey has made clear that simply qualifying for the CONCACAF Champions League isn’t good enough. He wants to win the whole thing.
After Monday’s draw, the Sounders know the opponents they will face through in the group stage to achieve that goal, and they will have their work cut out for them.
WASHINGTON – Along with the four other MLS teams participating in the competition, D.C. United learned their draw for the upcoming 2015-2016 CONCACAF Champions League on Monday.
Commentary: It's never easy, but MLS teams may be better equipped than ever for Champions League group stage
It always looks manageable on paper.
Given the resources and talent at the disposal of MLS and Liga MX teams in the CONCACAF Champions League, getting four teams from each league into the knockout round seems like it would be a cinch.
But it never quite works out that way.
In the three tournaments since the format switched to three-team groups, neither of North America’s top two leagues have been able to send the maximum number of teams to the last eight of the tournament.
Five MLS teams learned their path in the 2015-16 version of the CONCACAF Champions League last night as the draw for the group stage of the tournament took place in Miami.
In a little more than two months, the Vancouver Whitecaps will embark on a new adventure when they compete in their first-ever CONCACAF Champions League campaign.
It may be a new experience for the Canadian side, but they’ll be making the journey with a familiar foe.
Get ready for some Cascadia action in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League.
The field is now set for the 2015-16 edition of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, and the five teams representing MLS will learn their opponents in Monday's draw in Miami.
The draw for the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League will be held June 1 at the New World Symphony Center in Miami, Fla., it was announced Wednesday.
The event, to be attended by CONCACAF officials and representatives of the 24 teams involved in the upcoming edition of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, will determine the eight groups for the preliminary stage that kicks off in August.
MONTREAL – There’s always next year.
That’s been the familiar refrain from Major League Soccer clubs after every edition of the CONCACAF Champions League, all seven of which have been won by a Mexican team.