[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] MLS is assured of a team in the semifinals of the Concacaf Champions League for the first time as Real Salt Lake and the Columbus Crew were drawn to face each other in the quarterfinals, scheduled to be played Feb. 22-24 and March 1-3.
The MLS winner will face Olimpia of Honduras or Saprissa of Costa Rica in one semifinal, while the other will be an all-Mexican semifinal.
Four Mexican teams reached the quarterfinals. Cruz Azul, the Champions League runner-up the past two seasons, will face Santos in one quarterfinal, while Monterrey will play Toluca in another.
CONCACAF Champions League
(Home teams listed first)
Toluca (MEX) vs. Monterrey (MEX)
Cruz Azul (MEX) vs. Santos Laguna (MEX)
Columbus Crew (USA) vs. Real Salt Lake (USA)
Saprissa (CRC) vs. Olimpia (HON)
Monterrey (MEX) vs. Toluca (MEX)
Santos Laguna (MEX) vs. Cruz Azul (MEX)
Real Salt Lake (USA) vs. Columbus Crew (USA)
Olimpia (HON) vs. Saprissa (CRC)
Salt Lake-Columbus winner vs. Olimpia-Saprissa winner
Monterrey-Toluca winner vs. Santos-Cruz Azul winner
Olimpia-Saprissa winner vs. Salt Lake-Columbus winner
Santos-Cruz Azul winner vs. Monterrey-Toluca winner
Santos-Cruz Azul/Monterrey-Toluca winner vs. Olimpia-Saprissa/Salt Lake-Columbus winner
Olimpia-Saprissa/Salt Lake-Columbus winner vs. Santos-Cruz Azul/Monterrey-Toluca winner