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2019 Gold Cup Draw and Groups

The 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup is just over two months away, and the draw for groups has been held. The tournament expanded to 16 teams for this year’s iteration, which has resulted in some unbalanced groups mixing the region’s giants and minnows.

The group stage will kick off on June 15th and run through June 26th; the top two teams in each group will advance to the knockout stages, which will begin June 29th with the quarterfinals. The semifinals will be held July 2nd and 3rd, with the final coming July 7th in Chicago.

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Clausura 2018 Copa MX Groups Set

The draw for the Clausura 2018 Copa Corona MX was held on Friday, with the 27 participating teams seeded into three pots for the draw based on their positioning in the Liga MX and Ascenso MX league tables.

The only caveat to the draw is that each of the nine Copa MX groups must have at least one team from each league; no group can contain only Liga MX or only Ascenso MX teams.

The final draw is as follows:

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2018 CONCACAF Champions League Draw

The draw for the revamped 2018 CONCACAF Champions League was held this Monday, with the sixteen entrants paired off for the initial knockout round.

This is the first edition of the new tournament format, which has done away with the group stage and will be a straight knockout format throughout the competition. The changes also mean the Champions League will be held entirely in the same calendar year, rather than the split format that had been used in the past.

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2018 World Cup Draw: Mexico in Group F

The draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia was held this Friday, with Mexico being placed into Group F.

El Tri will face Germany, Sweden, and South Korea.

Mexico will open their World Cup campaign against the reigning champions Germany on June 17th before facing South Korea on the 23rd and wrapping up group play against Sweden on the 27th.

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Apertura 2017 Copa MX Groups Announced

The draw has been held and the groups are known for the Apertura 2017 Copa MX . Seventeen Liga MX teams (all save the newly promoted Lobos BUAP) and 10 from Ascenso MX were drawn into nine groups of three for the cup competition.

The teams were divided into three pots for the draw, based on the teams’ cumulative records from the 2016-17 seasons. One team from each pot drawn into each group, with the caveat that each group must contain at least one team from Liga MX and one from Ascenso MX.

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2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League Draw

2016 concacaf champions league drawThe 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League draw was held today, with Mexico’s representatives learning their fates. Tigres UANL and Pumas UNAM qualified for the continental tournament as the Apertura 2015 champion and runner-up, respectively, with Pachuca and Monterrey joining them as the Clausura 2016 champion and runner-up.

Pumas UNAM (Group A), appearing for the fourth time, will face off against Trinidad and Tobago’s W Connection, who are making their fifth appearance in the CCL, and Honduras Progreso, who are first-time participants.

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Copa América Centenario Draw and Schedule

COPA_America_Centenario_2016_emblem_fc_cmykThe four seeded teams were determined back in December, when the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina were announced as the heads of Groups A, B, C, and D, respectively. Now the remaining 12 teams have been drawn into the groups and the dates and locations of the matches have been determined. Continue reading

2016 Copa Libertadores Draw Held

Copa_Bridgestone_Libertadores_logoThe groups for the 2016 Copa Libertadores were determined Tuesday, with Mexico’s three entrants – Puebla, Pumas UNAM, and Toluca – learning their opponents.

Puebla, who earned the “Mexico 3” berth through their SuperCopa MX victory, will face a playoff against Argentina’s Racing in order to reach the group stage proper. The winner of the Puebla/Racing series will be placed in Group 3, alongside Boca Juniors (ARG), Bolívar (BOL), and Deportivo Cali (COL).

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2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League Draw

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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.

Atlas, Tigres UANL Learn Copa Libertadores Rivals

Copa_Bridgestone_Libertadores_logoThe draw for the 2015 Copa Libertadores was held earlier this month, but at the time not all the participants were known. Now most of the placeholders have been replaced by actual teams, and Atlas and Tigres UANL’s full groups have been revealed.

Atlas, in Group 1, will face off against Atlético Mineiro (Brazil), Santa Fe (Colombia) and Colo-Colo (Chile), while Tigres, in Group 6, will take on River Plate (Argentina), Juan Aurich (Peru) and San José (Bolivia).

The third Mexican representative, Monarcas Morelia, will have to go through the play-in round, where they will face Bolivia’s The Strongest for a berth in Group 4 alongside Emelec (Ecuador), Internacional (Brazil) and Universidad de Chile (Chile).