Concacaf has introduced the draw procedures and pots for the 2021 version of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League match, with the made-for-TV occasion going down Wednesday, February 10 at 7 pm ET.
The 4 MLS qualifiers — Atlanta United, Columbus Crew, Philadelphia Union and Portland Timbers, in addition to Toronto FC in the event that they win their Canadian Championship Last — will all be positioned in Pot A. All Liga MX qualifiers may also be in Pot A, except Membership Leon.
The draw shall be performed by Concacaf Director of Competitions Carlos Fernandez, who shall be joined by former Mexico worldwide Enrique Borja, and Orlando Metropolis SC head coach Oscar Pareja.
The draw shall be broadcast for followers on Concacaf’s TV associate networks, together with FOX Sports activities (USA-English), TUDN (USA-Spanish), TSN and RDS (Canada-English and French) and different native companions.
The total breakdown of the draw process per Concacaf’s Thursday launch could be discovered beneath.
2021 SCCL Draw Procedures
The official draw shall be executed utilizing a double-blind system and 4 pots. Pots 1 and a pair of will include the spheres with the names of the 16 taking part golf equipment. Pots A and B will include the spheres with the bracket positions for the Spherical of 16.
Primarily based on the 2021 SCCL Rating, golf equipment shall be distributed in Pots 1 and a pair of as follows (in alphabetical order by nation):
Pot 1 (golf equipment ranked 1-8): Forge FC or Toronto FC (CAN), CF Monterrey (MEX), Membership America (MEX), Cruz Azul (MEX), Atlanta United FC (USA), Columbus Crew SC (USA), Philadelphia Union (USA) and Portland Timbers (USA).
Pot 2 (golf equipment ranked 9-16): Deportivo Saprissa (CRC), LD Alajuelense (CRC), Membership Atletico Pantoja (DOM), Arcahaie FC (HAI), CD Marathon (HON), CD Olimpia (HON), Membership Leon (MEX) and Actual Esteli FC (NCA).
The Spherical of 16 bracket positions shall be divided in Pots A and B as follows:
Pot A: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7 and A8.
Pot B: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7 and B8.
The draw will start by randomly choosing a sphere from Pot 1, adopted by a sphere from Pot A to verify the membership’s bracket place. The identical course of will apply for the remaining golf equipment in Pot 1, at all times drawing a membership, adopted by a bracket place from Pot A.
As soon as the eight golf equipment in Pot 1 have been assigned to a matchup, the primary sphere from Pot 2 shall be randomly drawn, adopted by a bracket place sphere from Pot B. The identical process will apply for all Pot 2 spheres.
On the finish of the draw, every Spherical of 16 matchup will function one membership from every pot and no a couple of membership from every nation, as per competitors rules, golf equipment from the identical nation can’t face one another within the Spherical of 16.
Concacaf will announce an entire schedule within the coming weeks.