The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football announced on Wednesday that Sporting KC is one of eight clubs placed in Pot 1 for tonight's 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League draw.
CONCACAF will conduct the official draw at 6 p.m. CT tonight at the InterContinental at Doral in Miami. The event will be streamed live on
and SportingKC.com's Jonathan Kaplan will be on site providing updates via
The event will sort the 24 clubs set to participate in the 2014/15 edition of the CONCACAF Champions League into eight groups of three teams. Per CONCACAF Champions League Regulations “two or more teams from the same Member Association will not play in the same Group, and the four USA and four Mexican teams will be drawn into separate Groups.”
The pots for the draw will be designated as follows:
Liga Deportiva Alajuelense (Costa Rica 1); Club Social y Deportivo Comunicaciones (Guatemala 1); Club Deportivo Olimpia (Honduras 1); Club Leon (Mexico 1); Club de Fútbol Pachuca (Mexico 2); Tauro Fútbol Club (Panama 1); Sporting Kansas City (USA. 1); New York Red Bulls (USA 2);
Montreal Impact/Toronto FC (Canada 1); Deportivo Saprissa (Costa Rica 2); Asociación Deportiva Isidro Metapan (El Salvador 1); Real Club Deportivo España (Honduras 2); Club de Fútbol América (Mexico 3); Cruz Azul Fútbol Club (Mexico 4); Portland Timbers (USA 3); D.C. United (USA 4);
Belmopan Bandits (Belize 1); CD FAS (El Salvador 2); Club Social y Deportivo Municipal (Guatemala 2); Alpha United Football Club (Guyana); Waterhouse Football Club (Jamaica); Real Estelí Fútbol Club (Nicaragua 1); Chorrillo Fútbol Club (Panama 2); Puerto Rico Bayamon FC (Puerto Rico).
Sporting Kansas City qualified for the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League as MLS Cup 2013 champions and will compete in the tournament for the second straight season. Manager Peter Vermes' squad advanced from the group stage during the 2013-14 CCL tournament before falling to eventual champions Cruz Azul (MEX) in the quarterfinals earlier this year.