Posted on October 26, 2012
Monterrey wound up as the top seed of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals after the group stage of the competition ended on Thursday night.
The two-time defending CCL champions from Mexico will take eighth-seeded Xelaju (Guatemala). The first leg of the quarterfinals is scheduled for March 2-4, the second leg on March 9-11.
The higher seed will host the second leg.
Second-seeded Santos Laguna (mexico), which lost to Monterrey in the CCL finals earlier this year, will meet the No. 7 Houston Dynamo (United States).
The third-seeded Seattle Sounders (U.S.) will tussle with sixth-seeded Tigres UANL (Mexico) and No. 4 LA Galaxy will face Herediano (Costa Rica).
Xelaju and Herediano were the only teams not from Mexico or the U.S. in the final eight.
The semifinal pairings meant that the Monterrey-Xelaju winner will take on the Galaxy-Herediano victor. The Seattle-Tigres winner will face the Santos-Houston survivor.
The semifinals are scheduled for April 2-4 and April 9-11.
The quarterfinal seedings
1. Monterrey (Mexico)
2. Santos Laguna (Mexico)
3. Seattle Sounders FC (USA)
4. LA Galaxy (USA)
5. Herediano (Costa Rica)
6. Tigres UANL (Mexico)
7. Houston Dynamo (USA)
8. Xelaju (Guatemala)
First Leg – March 2-4
Second Leg – March 9-11
Monterrey vs. Xelaju
LA Galaxy vs. Herediano
Santos Laguna vs. Houston Dynamo
Seattle Sounders FC vs. Tigres UANL
Categories: Central America, Champions League, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, North America, U.S.A.
Tags: CONCACAF Champions League, Herediano, Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy, Monterrey, Santos Laguna, Seattle Sounders, Tigres UANL, Xelaju