ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (May 24, 2016) – The three Caribbean Football Union representatives for the 2016 edition of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League will learn their assigned groups at the official draw on Monday, May 30th.
The CFU teams in the hunt for the title are Don Bosco F.C. (Haiti), Direct TV W Connection (Trinidad and Tobago) and back-to-back CFU Club Champions Central F.C. (Trinidad and Tobago).
The draw will take place at Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, starting at 8 PM on May 30. The event will be televised live on Univision Deportes Network in the United States and streamed live worldwide on the Official CONCACAF Facebook Page, the CONCACAF website notes.
CONCACAF also revealed the mechanics of the draw. The draw will be executed with a double-blind system involving the use of six pots. The first three pots, the “Team Pots,” will contain groupings of eight clubs each. The final three pots, the “Group Pots,” will be used to randomly sort the clubs, once drawn from the team pots, into the eight groups. The three “Group Pots” will contain the group allocation.
Based on the results of the last four editions of the competition under the current format, the teams will be distributed as follows (in alphabetical order by country and then by chronological order qualified):
Pot 1: Police United FC (BLZ), Central F.C. (TRI), W Connection F.C. (TRI), Don Bosco FC (HAI), Real Estelí F.C. (NCA), C.D. Plaza Amador (PAN), Alianza F.C. (SLV), C.D. Dragón or C.D. Águila (SLV)
Pot 2: Vancouver Whitecaps FC (CAN), Club Sport Herediano (CRC), Deportivo Saprissa (CRC), Antigua FC (GUA), C.S.D. Comunicaciones or C.D. Suchitepéquez (GUA), C.D. Honduras Progreso (HON), Club Deportivo Olimpia (HON), Deportivo Árabe Unido (PAN)
Pot 3: Pumas UNAM (MEX), Tigres UANL (MEX), CF Monterrey (MEX), CF Pachuca (MEX), Sporting Kansas City (USA), New York Red Bulls (USA), FC Dallas (USA), Portland Timbers (USA).
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