The Canadian Championship winner Montreal has arguably faced the toughest match, as Wilfred’s team Nancy Santos Laguna, perennial contenders in Mexico’s Liga MX, will face off. All MLS clubs avoided Liga MX during the Round of 16.
The Seattle Sounders will play for Honduras for the second time in three years after losing on penalties to Club Olympia in 2020. This time, coach Brian Schmitzer’s group will face FC Motagua, who are currently fourth in La Liga. Petcres de Honduras.
“We are familiar with Honduras,” Schmitzer said on Wednesday’s broadcast. “FC Motagua is a very good team.” “We played in Tegucigalpa, and we always want to try to take this competition seriously. So we are looking forward to it.
“You cannot take any of the first-round matches lightly. We will play our best teams, and we will try to get as far as we can in this tournament.”
New York City FC, the MLS Cup CCL champion, will start with a match against Costa Rica’s Santos de Guápiles, who qualified for the tournament for the first time in their history as one of the top two ranking losers in the quarter-finals of the 2021 CONCACAF Confederation.
The Fans Shield winners, New England Revolution, will face another CCL debutant for Haitian side Cavaly AS, the 2021 Caribbean Club Championship winner.
Finally, the Colorado Rapids award for finishing at the top of the Western Conference will be a series against Guatemalan Communicaciones FC, which is appearing for the seventh time ever at CCL and first since 2020.