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Concacaf Champions League draw cheat sheet on MLS clubs' potential opponents

The 2021 Concacaf Champions League draw is set for Wednesday, meaning this year's MLS participants will soon find out their opponents as they chase continental silverware.

Atlanta United, Columbus Crew SC, the Portland Timbers and the Philadelphia Union are all guaranteed as league representatives for this year's tournament. Toronto FC could also advance if they beat Forge FC in the Canadian Championship final.

Ahead of the draw, here's a cheat sheet for Pot 2 teams that can be drawn against MLS clubs. Full information on the time and procedures of the draw can be found here.

Deportivo Saprissa

How they qualified: Concacaf League semifinalist

CCL appearances and best result: 9 appearances; 17W-16L-11D record; CCL semifinalists in 2011

2020-21 league position: 5th in Costa Rica's Liga FPD Clausura

Recent form: 2W-2L-1D in last five matches

You may know: Christian Bolanos (former Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder), Kendall Waston (former Vancouver Whitecaps, FC Cincinnati captain and center back), David Guzman (former Portland Timbers, Columbus Crew SC midfielder)


LD Alajuelense

How they qualified: Concacaf League semifinalist

CCL appearances and best result: 5 appearances; 13W-9L-6D record; CCL semifinalists in 2014, 2015

2020-21 league position: 1st in Costa Rica's Liga FPD Clausura

Recent form: 3W-0L-2D in last five matches

You may know: Johan Venegas (former CF Montreal, Minnesota United forward), Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica national team forward)


Club Atletico Pantoja

How they qualified: Flow Concacaf Caribbean Club best-ranked team

CCL appearances and best result: 1 appearance; 0W-2L-0D record; Round of 16 in 2019

2020-21 league position: 4th in Dominican Republic's Liga Dominicana de Fútbol

Recent form: 1W-0D-4L in last five matches

You may know: Luis Espinal (Dominican Republic national team forward)


Arcahaie FC

How they qualified: Concacaf League semifinalist

CCL appearances and best result: CCL debut

2020-21 league position: 1st in Haiti's Ligue Haïtienne

Recent form: 3W-1D-1L in last five matches

You may know: N/A


CD Marathon 

How they qualified: Concacaf League play-in winner

CCL appearances and best result: 5 appearances; 14W-15L-3D; Quarterfinalist in 2009

2020-21 league position: Lost Apertura final of Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional de Honduras after topping Group B 

Recent form: 2W-3L-0D in last five matches

You may know: Carlo Costly (longtime Honduras national team striker)


CD Olimpia

How they qualified: Concacaf League semifinalist

CCL appearances and best result: 11 appearances; 19W-17L-11D; Semifinalist in 2020

2020-21 league position: Won Apertura final of Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional de Honduras after topping Group A

Recent form: 3W-1L-1D in last five matches

You may know: Ever Alvarado (former Sporting Kansas City defender), Johnny Leveron (former Vancouver Whitecaps defender), Jerry Bengston (former New England Revolution forward), Cristian Maidana (former Philadelphia Union, Houston Dynamo midfielder)


Club Leon

How they qualified: 2020 Liga MX Clausura regular season second place

CCL appearances and best result: 2 appearances; 3W-2L-1D; 2014 group stage, 2020 Round of 16

2020-21 league position: 15th in Liga MX Clausura; 1st in Liga MX Apertura

Recent form: 2W-2L-1D in last five matches

You may know: Joel Campbell (Costa Rica national team forward), Luis Montes (Mexico national team midfielder), Angel Mena (Ecuador national team winger)


Real Esteli FC

How they qualified: Concacaf League play-in winner

CCL appearances and best result: 6 appearances; 0W-13L-7D; Group stage 

2020-21 league position: 2nd in Liga Primera de Nicaragua's Clausura

Recent form: 4W-1L-0D in last five matches

You may know: Defenders Juan Barrera and Josue Quijano, forwards Manuel Rosas and Carlos Chavarria (all Nicaragua national team)

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