The Seattle Sounders’ potential path to the 2020 Concacaf Champions League final will be determined tonight when the draw takes place in Mexico City at 6 PM. It will be broadcast in the United States on TUDN and can also be streamed on YouTube (link above).
This will be the sixth time the Sounders have competed in the CCL; they’ve advanced at least as far as the quarterfinals each of the last four times they’ve qualified, falling to a Liga MX team each of those years. Their best-ever finish was when they came within a goal of knocking off Santos Laguna in the 2012 semifinals.
All five MLS teams will be in Pot 1, along with three of the four Liga MX teams. The other Liga MX team — Club Leon — will be in Pot 2, meaning they’ll be drawn against a MLS team since CCL rules stipulate that teams from the same league cannot face one another in the Round of 16.
Like the last two editions, the tournament starts in the Round of 16 with each round consisting of a home-and-home aggregate-goal series. Play is scheduled to start on Feb. 18-20 with the second leg a week later. The quarterfinals will be held on March 10-12 and March 17-19; the semifinals on April 7-9 and April 14-16; and the finals on April 28-30 and May 5-7.
|Pot 1||Pot 2|
|Pot 1||Pot 2|
|Atlanta United (U.S. Open Cup)||AD San Carlos (Costa Rica)|
|Club América (Liga MX)||Alianza FC (El Salvador)|
|Cruz Azul (Liga MX)||Comunicaciones (Guatemala)|
|LAFC (Supporters' Shield)||Club Leon (Liga MX)|
|Montreal Impact (Canadian Championship)||Motagua (Honduras)|
|NYCFC (Top of Eastern Conference)||Olimpia (Honduras)|
|Seattle Sounders (MLS Cup)||Portmore United (Jamaica)|
|Tigres UANL (Liga MX)||Deportivo Saprissa (Costa Rica)|