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Pots revealed for 2020 Concacaf Champions League draw

The Seattle Sounders, LAFC, Atlanta United, Montreal Impact and New York City FC are in Pot 1, alongside Mexican sides Tigres, Club America and Cruz Azul

November 10, 2019; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Sounders midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro (10) and the Seattle Sounders celebrate with the MLS Cup after beating Toronto FC during the MLS Cup at CenturyLink Field. (Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports)

The five Major League Soccer teams entered into the 2020 Concacaf Champions League learned their pool of potential first-round opponents Wednesday. 

The December 9 draw in Mexico City will determine the first-round matchups. 

MLS Cup winner Seattle Sounders, Supporters’ Shield winner LAFC, U.S. Open Cup champion Atlanta United, Canadian Championship winner Montreal Impact and Eastern Conference first-place side New York City FC are in Pot 1, alongside Mexican sides Tigres, Club America and Cruz Azul. 

Pot 2 is made up of Liga MX’s Club Leon, Costa Rica’s AD San Carlos and Deportivo Saprissa, Honduran sides Motagua and Olimpia, El Salvador’s Alianza, Guatemalan club Comunicaciones and Portmore United out of Jamaica. 

Montagua, Olimpia, Saprissa and Alianza qualified as semifinalists in the Concacaf League, while Comunicaciones and San Carlos earned entry as the two highest-ranked quarterfinalists from the competition. 

The clubs in Pot 1 will host the second matchup of the two-legged Round of 16 clashes. Additionally, the teams drawn into positions 1, 3, 5 and 7 will be the hosts of the quarterfinal second-leg matches. 

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