Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League group stage schedule was released today.
FC Dallas will open the tournament at home versus Real Esteli on August 4. The return match with Real Esteli in Nicaragua will be up next on August 24. FCD will be back home to face Guatemalan side C.D. Suchitepequez on September 28. And they will then close things out on October 20 in Guatemala.
Naturally these four games will add some complexities to the schedule for the back end of the season.
The first game against Real Esteli will come sandwiched between a pair of home games against Vancouver (Sunday, July 31) and Sporting KC (Saturday, August 13). The follow up match with Real Esteli though will come in the middle of a road trip between Salt Lake on August 20 and Houston on August 27.
The next game adds another three game in eight day stretch to the calendar as FCD will travel to Salt Lake on September 24 before returning home for the game against C.D. Suchitepequez on and a Saturday, October 1 meeting with LA Galaxy.
The final group game comes at the end of the season when FCD hosts Seattle on October 16 and will then have to deal with a crazy travel schedule of going to Guatamela on a Thursday before playing in LA to close the season out on Sunday, October 23.