Atlanta United will play within the CONCACAF Champions League for the primary time.

MLS Cup host Atlanta United has been drawn in opposition to Costa Rican opposition within the CONCACAF Champions League’s Spherical of 16, whereas its opponents in Saturday’s championship decider, Portland Timbers, know that victory at Mercedes-Benz Stadium will arrange a tie in opposition to opponents from Dominican Republic.

No matter whether or not they win or lose vs. Portland, Atlanta will tackle CD Herediano. Ought to the Timbers declare their second MLS Cup in 4 years, they are going to meet Membership Atletico Pantoja. If they don’t, the CCL spot will go to New York Purple Bulls.

Among the many different ties, Sporting Kansas Metropolis vs. Toluca is the one MLS vs. Liga MX match-up, whereas overwhelmed 2018 finalists Toronto have been drawn with Panama’s Membership Atletico Independiente and Tigres, runners-up in 2016 and 2017, face Honduras’ CD Marathon.

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Full draw:

Santos Laguna (MEX) vs. CD Marathon (HON)

Portland Timbers or New York Purple Bulls (USA) vs. Membership Atletico Pantoja (DOM)

Tigres UANL (MEX) vs. Deportivo Saprissa (CRC)

Houston Dynamo (USA) vs. CD Guastatoya (GUA)

Toluca FC (MEX) vs. Sporting Kansas Metropolis (USA)

Toronto FC (CAN) vs. Membership Atletico Independiente (PAN)

Atlanta United (USA) vs. CS Herediano (CRC)

CF Monterrey (MEX) vs. Alianza FC (SLV)

The 2-legged ties will happen in February, earlier than the 2019 MLS common season begins. Mexican clubs have won all 10 editions of the CONCACAF Champions League.

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