Concacaf releases Champions League dates, times for MLS clubs

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The schedule for the 2019 Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 schedule is set, with the first legs taking place between Feb. 19-21 and the return legs from Feb. 26-28.

Toronto FC and the Houston Dynamo play on the first evening of the CCL, both traveling for Leg 1. Only Sporting Kansas City will host the first leg match as TFC, Houston, the New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United will all host Leg 2.

Atlanta won't be playing at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for their Round of 16 home match, due to prior scheduling commitments sandwiching their return leg against Herediano. The match will be played at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. 

MLS's opening weekend is slated to be March 2-3, the weekend following Leg 2. For whichever MLS sides advance, the quarterfinals will be March 5-7 and March 12-14 while the semifinals and final will be played in April. 

Full schedule

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) vs Tigres UANL (MEX), 8 pm ET
Club Atletico Independiente (PAN) vs Toronto FC (CAN), 8 pm ET
CD Guastatoya (GUA) vs Houston Dynamo (USA), 10 pm ET

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 
CD Marathon (HON) vs Santos Laguna (MEX), 8 pm ET
Club Atletico Pantoja (DOM) vs New York Red Bulls (USA), 8 pm ET
Alianza FC (SLV) vs CF Monterrey (MEX), 10 pm ET

Thursday, February 21, 2019 
Sporting Kansas City (USA) vs Toluca FC (MEX), 8 pm ET
CS Herediano (CRC) vs Atlanta United (USA), 10 pm ET

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Houston Dynamo (USA) vs CD Guastatoya (GUA), 8 pm ET
Toronto FC (CAN) vs Club Atletico Independiente (PAN), 8 pm ET
Tigres UANL (MEX) vs Deportivo Saprissa (CRC), 10 pm ET

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
New York Red Bulls (USA) vs Club Atletico Pantoja (DOM), 8 pm ET
Santos Laguna (MEX) vs CD Marathon (HON), 8 pm ET
CF Monterrey (MEX) vs Alianza FC (SLV), 10 pm ET

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Atlanta United (USA) vs CS Herediano (CRC), 8 pm ET
Toluca FC (MEX) vs Sporting Kansas City (USA), 10 pm ET