The draw for the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League was held this Monday in Miami Beach, Florida. The 24 qualified teams from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean were placed into three pots of eight, from which eight groups of three were created. Each group features one team from each pot; teams from the same confederation cannot face each other in the group stage.
In a change from previous years, all Mexican and American teams were placed in Pot 3, with Pot 2 containing clubs from Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, and Panama, and Pot 1 with the three Caribbean qualifiers as well as teams from El Salvador, Canada, Nicaragua and Belize.
Another change is that the groups are identified by the first eight letters of the alphabet, rather than by number as was done in the past.
The groups are as follows:
Group A: W Connection (TRI), Saprissa (CRC), Santos Laguna (MEX)
Group B: Isidro Metapán (SLV), Herediano (CRC), Tigres UANL (MEX)
Group C: Verdes (BLZ), San Francisco (PAN), Querétaro (MEX)
Group D: Central FC (TRI), Comunicaciones (GUA), L.A. Galaxy (USA)
Group E: Walter Ferretti (NIC), Motagua (HON), América (MEX)
Group F: Vancouver Whitecaps (CAN), Olimpia (HON), Seattle Sounders (USA)
Group G: Santa Teca (SLV), Municipal (GUA), Real Salt Lake (USA)
Group H: Montego Bay United (JAM), Árabe Unido (PAN), D.C. United (USA)
The top team in each group will advance to the knockout stages. The group stage will begin in August.