CONCACAF Champions League

Sounders learn seeding, competition format for 2022 Concacaf Champions League

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Concacaf on Monday announced key details surrounding the 2022 edition of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, the region's premier club competition. As part of the announcement, Concacaf revealed the process for how teams will be drawn based on seeding. The entire process will take place on December 15 in Miami, Fla., and will be televised on FOX Sports, with former professionals and current club coaches from throughout the region taking part in the event.

The Seattle Sounders have been placed in Pot 1 as one of the top eight teams in the competition, alongside the likes of Club Leon (MEX), Colorado Rapids (USA), Cruz Azul (MEX), New England Revolution (USA) and Pumas UNAM (MEX). As a seeded team, the Sounders could face one of the following teams in the Round of 16: Cavaly AS (HAI), CD Guastatoya (GUA), Club Santos Laguna (MEX), Comunicaciones FC (GUA), Deportivo Saprissa (CRC), FC Motagua (HON), Hamilton Forge FC (CAN) and Santos de Guapiles (CRC).

Utilizing a double-blind system, the clubs will be drawn into two-legged fixtures that will begin play in the middle of February, with the second leg of the SCCL final slated for the first week of May 2022. The winner of the competition will secure a berth in the 2022 FIFA Club World Cup where they will compete against the winners of the other regional competitions, including the winners of the UEFA Champions League.

You can find more information on the 2022 SCCL draw HERE.

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