Before you know it, FC Dallas will be back on the field in 2018. Just like in 2017, the club will be involved in the CONCACAF Champions League in the spring. But this coming year’s format is apart of the newly reformed CCL.
The draw will will take place on Monday, December 18, at 6PM CT. It will sort the sixteen qualified clubs into pairings of eight for the group stage of the tournament, which will take place in February.
Based on the new CONCACAF Club Index, clubs are ranked based on the performance of the countries over the last five editions of the tournament.
Pot 2: Deportivo Saprissa (CRC), CS Herediano (CRC*), Cibao FC (DOM), FC Motagua (HON), Club Deportivo Olimpia (HON), Tauro FC (PAN), Santa Tecla FC (SLV) and Colorado Rapids (USA)
Also, with the new format in place, there will be two additional pots, but instead of clubs, it will be used as a bracket to map out the 16 possible playing scenarios for the later stages of the tournament.
One thing to keep in mind is that MLS teams cannot be drawn in the same group as one another in the Round of 16.
Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2018 Match Date Windows
Round of 16: February 20-22 and February 27- March 1, 2018
Quarterfinals: March 6-8 and March 13-15, 2018
Semifinals: April 3-5 and April 10-12, 2018
Finals: April 17-19 and April 24-26, 2018