CONCACAF Champions League: Seattle Sounders lament drawing rivals: "We see those guys enough"

CCL: Sounders lament drawing rival Whitecaps: "We see those guys enough"

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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.

DC United's Ben Olsen reacts to Champions League draw: "Maybe I'll renew my vows" | SIDELINE

Ben Olsen reacts to CCL draw: "Maybe I'll renew my vows" | SIDELINE

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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

Commentary: MLS clubs are better equipped than ever to face CCL group stage

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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.

CONCACAF Champions League: Why Monday night's group-stage draw was good for MLS teams

CCL: Why Monday night's draw was good for MLS teams

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.

Champions League: Vancouver Whitecaps, Seattle Sounders set to write new chapter in rivalry

CCL: Whitecaps eager to write new chapter in rivalry with Sounders

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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.

CONCACAF Champions League: MLS clubs learn opponents for 2015-16 tournament

CCL: Draw produces tantalizing groups for MLS clubs

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Get ready for some Cascadia action in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League.

CONCACAF Champions League field set for 2015-16 tournament ahead of Monday's draw

2015-16 CCL field set ahead of Monday's draw in Miami

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.

Champions League: Draw for 2015-16 tournament to be held June 1 in Miami

CCL: Draw for 2015-16 tournament to be held June 1 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.

Champions League: After final loss, Montreal Impact offer theories on how MLS can get over CCL hump

How can MLS finally get over the CCL hump? Impact offer up a few theories

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. 

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