Vancouver Whitecaps FC learn 2015/16 CCL path
Posted on 2 June 2015 in FIFA Club World Cup
The Vancouver Whitecaps FC will be in the same group as one of their most heated rivals as they make their debut in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League.
With a draw that took place on Monday night in Miami Beach, Florida, the Whitecaps were drawn into Group F alongside Cascadia foe the Seattle Sounders FC in what is sure to feature some of the fiercest games in the competition.
The third team in the group is CD Olimpic out of Honduras.
Only the group winners advance to the knockout rounds of the competition so there is little margin for error, especially when one of the teams in the group is the nearest team geographically in the competition.
Vancouver qualified by virtue of being the highest-placed Canadian team in Major League Soccer last season and they’ll be looking to replicate the magic that l’Impact de Montréal had this past Champions League season in advancing all the way to the finals before losing in heartbreaking fashion to Mexican powerhouses Club América.
The Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League is the premier CONCACAF club competition. The tournament features 24 teams from 12 confederations that will be vying for a spot in the FIFA Club World Cup.
All groups will be contested in a home-and-away round robin format. It gets underway in August and runs through October with the knockout round getting going in early 2016.