2008-09 Concacaf Champions League preliminary round schedule
As far as the preliminary round, first leg matches will take place sometime between 26-28 August with the second leg to follow the following week (2-4 Sept). Exact fixture dates will be announced soon.
As far as the MLS sides are concerned, New England will take on Joe Public, the best team name in the tournament. Public is a difficult Trinidad and Tobago side that I believe has caused problems for MLS teams before.
Chivas USA drew Panama's Tauro FC. Although they are the best Panama has to offer, they have not been a big international team.
There is also a very good chance Toronto FC will enter the tournament as the “Canadian Champion". If so, MLS will have the most teams in the competition.
Anyway, here is the full draw:
|Home team first leg||Home team second leg|
|Deportivo Jalapa (GUA)||San Francisco FC (PAN)|
|Joe Public FC (TNT)||New England Revolution (USA)|
|LD Alajuelense (CRC)||Puerto Rico Islanders (PRC)|
|Cruz Azul (MEX)||Hankook Verdes (BLZ)|
|Harbour View FC (JAM)||Pumas UNAM (MEX)|
|Tauro FC (PAN)||Chivas USA (USA)|
|Montreal Impact (CAN)||Real Esteli (NIC)|
|CD Isidro Metapan (SLV)||CD Marathon (HON)|