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MLS teams drawn into regional groups
June 12th, 2009 7AM
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[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls will open play in the 2009-10 Concacaf Champions League when they face Chalatenango of El Salvador and W Connection of Trinidad, respectively, in the preliminary round.
The other preliminary-round series of interest to MLS and USL fans will pit the Canadian representative -- Toronto FC or the Vancouver Whitecaps -- against the Puerto Rico Islanders. In 2008-09, the Islanders reached the semifinals, while the Canadian representative -- the Montreal Impact -- advanced to the quarterfinals.

The winners of the eight preliminary-round series join eight teams automatically qualified for the group stage.

The MLS Cup 2009 champion Columbus Crew and Houston Dynamo will begin play in the group stage.

Arabe Unido/San Francisco (PAN) vs. San Juan Jabloteh (TRI)
Pachuca (MEX) vs. Comunicaciones/Jalapa (GUA)
New York Red Bulls (USA) vs. W Connection (TRI)
Olimpia (HON) vs. Arabe Unido/Chorrillo (PAN)
Cruz Azul (MEX) vs. Herediano (CRC)
D.C. United (USA) vs. Chalatenango (SLV)
Liberia (CRC) vs. Real Espana (HON)
Vancouver Whitecaps/Toronto FC (CAN) vs. Puerto Rico Islanders (PUR)

Group A
Houston Dynamo (USA)
Metapan (SLV)
Pachuca (MEX)-Guatemala No. 2 (Comunicaciones or Jalapa)
Olimpia-Panama No. 2 (Arabe Unido or Chorrillo)

Group B
Toluca (MEX)
Marathon (HON)
D.C. United (USA)-Chalatenango (SLV)
San Juan Jabloteh (TRI)-Panama No. 1 (Arabe Unido or San Francisco FC)

Group C
Columbus Crew (USA)
Saprissa (CRC)
Cruz Azul (MEX)-Herediano (CRC)
Canada No. 1 (Toronto FC or Vancouver Whitecaps)-Puerto Rico Islanders (PUR)

Group D
Pumas UNAM (MEX)
Comunicaciones or Municipal (GUA)
New York Red Bulls (USA)-W Connection (TRI)
Liberia (CRC)-Real Espana (HON)


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