CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: PRELIMINARY ROUND HOSTS, DATES AND TV TIMES ANNOUNCED

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: PRELIMINARY ROUND HOSTS, DATES AND TV TIMES ANNOUNCED

Five Major League Soccer teams, four Mexican teams and one USSF Division 2 team make up 10 of the 24 sides involved in the 2010-11 edition of the tournament.
Major League Soccer & USSF Division 2 Teams
2009 Major League Soccer Champions Real Salt Lake and 2009 Supporters Shield Winners Columbus Crew were both drown right into the Group Stages in Groups A and B respectively.
Seattle Sounders, winners of the 2009 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup will play Salvadoran Clausura Champions Isidro Metapán and MLS Cup runners-up Los Angeles Galaxy were drawn against impressive USL side Puerto Rico Islanders, who advanced to the semifinals of the competition two years ago. Both ties are part of the two-legged Preliminary Round. Advancing teams will be placed in Groups C and D respectively.

Canada will be represented by MLS team Toronto FC, winner of the 2010 Nutrilite Canadian Championship will take on Motagua who were runners up in the 2010 Honduran Clusura.

Mexican Teams

The two Mexican Champions Toluca and Monterrey, like Columbus Crew and Real Salt Lake, advanced directly into the Group Stage.

The two Mexican Champions will be kept apart in the group stages from their Major League Soccer counterparts, but if either Santos Laguna or Cruz Azul advance out of the Preliminary Round, they will be placed in Groups A and B with Real Salt Lake and Columbus Crew. Similarly, if Seattle and LA advance out of the Preliminary Rounds, they will be placed in Groups C and D with Monterrey and Toluca respectively.

The complete list of ties and groups is listed below.

The first leg of the Preliminary Round begins The tournament will begin on July 27-29 with the second leg taking place the following week; August 3-5.  The Preliminary round winners will advance to the Group Stage, the first round is set for August 17-19.

UPDATE: TV Times for Mexican team matches on Galavision added

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

PRELIMINARY ROUND SCHEDULE

ALL TIMES EASTERN

HOME TEAM LISTED FIRST

FIRST LEG

Tuesday, July 27

8pm – Toronto FC (MLS) vs. Montagua (HON) FOX SOCCER CHANNEL

8pm – San Juan Jabloteh (TRI) vs. Santos Laguna (MEX) GALAVISION

10pm – Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) vs. Puerto Rico Islanders (USSFD2) FOX SOCCER CHANNEL

10pm – San Francisco FC (PAN) vs. Cruz Azul (MEX) GALAVISION

Wednesday, July 28

8pm – Tauro FC (PAN) vs. Marathon (HON)

10pm – Brujas (CRC) vs. Joe Public (TRI)

10pm – Seattle Sounders (MLS) vs. Metapan (SLV) FOX SOCCER CHANNEL/GALAVISION

Thursday, July 29

10p – CD FAS (SLV) vs. Xelaju (GUA)

SECOND LEG

Tuesday, August 3

8pm – Cruz Azul (MEX) vs. San Francisco (PAN) GALAVISION

8pm – Motagua (HON) vs. Toronto FC (MLS) FOX SOCCER CHANNEL

10pm – Metapan (SLV) vs. Seattle (MLS) FOX SOCCER CHANNEL

Wednesday, August 4

8pm – Puerto Rico (USSFD2) vs. Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) FOX SOCCER CHANNEL

10pm – Santos Laguna (MEX) vs. San Juan Jabloteh (TRI) GALAVISION

10pm – Marathon (HON) vs. Tauro (PAN)

Thursday, August 5

8pm – Joe Public (TRI) vs. Brujas (CRC)

10pm – Xelaju (GUA) vs. FAS (SLV)

GROUP STAGES (Begin August 17-19)

GROUP A
Real Salt Lake (USA)
Arabe Unido (PAN)
San Francisco/Cruz Azul winner
Toronto FC/Motagua winner

GROUP B
Columbus Crew (USA)
Municipal (GUA)
San Juan Jabloteh/Santos winner
Brujas/Joe Public winner

GROUP C
Monterrey (MEX)
Saprissa (CRC)
Seattle/Central America 12 winner
Tauro/Marathon winner

GROUP D
Toluca (MEX)
Olimpia (HON)
Los Angeles Galaxy/Puerto Rico Islanders winner
CD FAS/Xelaju winner

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