Draw delivers Round One matchups for the 2024 CONCACAF Champions Cup!

CONCACAF have conducted the official draw for the 2024 CONCACAF Champions Cup, the region’s premier men’s club competition.

ESPN host and reporter Fernando Palomo hosted the draw event, which also included the participation of CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice President Victor Montagliani and former players Moises Munoz and Diego Valeri. CONCACAF Chief Football Competitions Officer Carlos Fernandez conducted the draw.

The tournament’s 59th edition, revamped to include 27 of the best clubs from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean and five rounds, crowns the Confederation’s club champion and is the sole qualification route for the region’s clubs to the new and expanded FIFA Club World Cup.

In Wednesday’s draw, the clubs participating in the tournament’s Round One were drawn into a matchup and will play as follows:

Round One

RO Matchup #1: Philadelphia Union (USA) vs Deportivo Saprissa (CRC)
RO Matchup #2: Deportivo Toluca (MEX) vs CS Herediano (CRC)
RO Matchup #3: Club America (MEX) vs Real Estelí FC (NCA)
RO Matchup #4: CD Guadalajara (MEX) vs Forge FC (CAN)
RO Matchup #5: New England Revolution (USA) vs CA Independiente (PAN)
RO Matchup #6: Houston Dynamo FC (USA) vs St. Louis CITY SC (USA)
RO Matchup #7: Tigres UANL (MEX) vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC (CAN)
RO Matchup #8: Orlando City SC (USA) vs Cavalry FC (CAN)
RO Matchup #9: CF Monterrey (MEX) vs Comunicaciones FC (GUA)
RO Matchup #10: FC Cincinnati (USA) vs Cavalier FC (JAM)
RO Matchup #11: Nashville SC (USA) vs Moca FC (DOM)

Following home and away play, in February of 2024, the aggregate score winner in each matchup will advance to the Round of 16. The Round of 16 matchups will be as follows:

Round of 16

R16 Matchup #1: CF Pachuca (MEX) vs W1
R16 Matchup #2: SV Robinhood (SUR) vs W2
R16 Matchup #3: W3 vs W4
R16 Matchup #4: LD Alajuelense (CRC) vs W5
R16 Matchup #5: Columbus Crew (USA) vs W6
R16 Matchup #6: W7 vs W8
R16 Matchup #7: W9 vs W10
R16 Matchup #8: Inter Miami CF (USA) vs W11

The Round of 16 will be played in March 2024, followed by the Quarterfinals and Semifinals in April, and the single-leg Final on Sunday, June 2.

CONCACAF will announce the complete schedule for Round One in the coming days.

Fans will be able to follow and enjoy the competition through the Confederation’s TV partner networks, including FOX Sports | Tubi (USA-English), TUDN | ViX (USA-Spanish), Fox Sports Mexico (Mexico-Spanish), ESPN | Star+ (Central America, Caribbean, and South America), and the CONCACAF Official Platforms for all other territories (subject to territory restrictions).

2024 CONCACAF Champions Cup Windows

Round One: February 6-8 (Week 1), 13-15 (Week 2), 20-22 (Week 3) and 27-29 (Week 4)
Round of 16: March 5-7 (First Legs) and 12-14 (Second Legs)
Quarterfinals: April 2-4 (First Legs) and 9-11 (Second Legs)
Semifinals: April 23-25 (First Legs) and April 30 – May 2 (Second Legs)
Final: Sunday, June 2 (Single Leg)

In the competition’s previous edition, disputed in 2023 between 16 clubs, Club Leon (Mexico) defeated Los Angeles FC (USA) 3-1 in the Final on aggregate to claim their first-ever CONCACAF crown. The Mexican club will represent the Confederation in the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup in Saudi Arabia between December 12 and 22, 2023. Leon will make their Club World Cup debut on December 15 versus the 2023 Asian Football Confederations champion Urawa Reds (Japan) in the Second Round. Should they emerge victorious, they will advance to the Semifinals, where they will face the 2023 UEFA Champions League winners, Manchester City (England).

By virtue of winning the 2023 CONCACAF Champions Cup, Club Leon also secured a berth in the expanded 2025 FIFA Club World Cup, joining the 2021 and 2022 champions, CF Monterrey (Mexico) and Seattle Sounders FC (USA), respectively. The 2024 CONCACAF Champions Cup winner will join these three clubs as the region’s four representatives in the expanded 32-club FIFA Club World Cup 2025.

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