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Galaxy to face Islanders in prelim
May 19th, 2010 3:32PM

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[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The Los Angeles Galaxy will face the Puerto Rico Islanders in the marquee match of the preliminary round of the 2010-2011 CONCACAF Champions League.

The Islanders reached the semifinals in 2008-09 and made the group stage in 2009-10 after knocking out Toronto FC in the preliminary round.

MLS teams have a poor record in the initial phase, losing four of five series. Only D.C. United has advanced -- and it needed penalty kicks to beat Luis Angel Firpo of El Salvador last year.

In the 2010-11 preliminary round, the Seattle Sounders will play a Central American team to be determined. Until El Salvador's current FIFA suspension is sorted out, that opponent will not be known.

The Canadian representative -- Toronto FC or the Vancouver Whitecaps – will face Motagua of Honduras.

The tournament will begin July 27-29 with the first leg of the preliminary round and the second leg a week later. The winners will advance to the group stage, which begins Aug. 17-19.

MLS champion Real Salt Lake and 2009 Supporter's Shield champion Columbus are two of eight teams with automatic passage to the group stage.

PRELIMINARY ROUND
(Host of first leg listed first)
Central America 11 vs. Xelaju (GUA)
Brujas (CRC) vs. Joe Public (TRI)
San Juan Jabloteh (TRI) vs. Santos or Toluca (Mexican Clausura runner-up)
San Francisco (PAN) vs. Cruz Azul (MEX)
Los Angeles Galaxy (USA) vs. Puerto Rico Islanders (PUR)
Tauro FC (PAN) vs. Marathon (HON)
Seattle Sounders (USA) vs. Central America 12
Toronto FC or Vancouver (Canadian champion) vs. Motagua (HON)

GROUP STAGE
Group A
Real Salt Lake (USA)
Arabe Unido (PAN)
San Francisco/Cruz Azul winner
Toronto FC or Vancouver Whitecaps/Motagua winner

Group B
Columbus Crew (USA)
Municipal (GUA)
San Juan Jabloteh/Santos or Toluca (Mexican Clausura runner-up) winner
Brujas/Joe Public winner

Group C
Monterrey (MEX)
Saprissa (CRC)
Seattle Sounders/Central America 12 winner
Tauro/Marathon winner

Group D
Santos or Toluca (Mexican Clausura champion)
Olimpia (HON)
Los Angeles Galaxy/Puerto Rico Islanders winner
Central America 11/Xelaju winner



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