5. CONCACAF: Champions Cup & Youth Qualifying Draws

CONCACAF held the draws for three regional competitions Friday during the CONCACAF executive committee meeting in Los Angeles. Two MLS teams are competing in the CONCACAF Champions Cup -- the regional equivalent of the Europe's Champions League or South America's Libertadores Cup. U.S. youth national teams will take part in qualifying early next year for the 2007 Under-20 and Under-17 World Cups, to be played June 30-July 22 in Canada and Aug. 18-Sept. 9, respectively.

2007 CONCACAF Champions Cup
Quarterfinals
Feb. 20-22 and Feb. 27-March 1
Pachuca (MEX) vs. Marquense (GUA) or Victoria (HON)
Puntarenas (CRC) vs. Houston Dynamo (USA)
Caribbean winner vs. 2006 Mexican Torneo Apertura winner
Olimpia (HON) vs. D.C. United (USA)
(Semifinal dates: March 13-15 and April 3-5; Final dates: April 17-19 and April 24-26.)

2007 CONCACAF U-20 Qualifying
Group A
(Jan. 17-21 in Panama City, Panama)
Guatemala, Haiti, Panama, USA
(Top two qualify for Canada '07.)
Group B
(Feb. 21-25 in Culiacan, Mexico)
Costa Rica, Mexico, St. Kitts & Nevis Jamaica or Trinidad & Tobago
(Top two qualify for Canada '07.)

2007 CONCACAF U-17 Qualifying
Group A
(April 4-8 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras)
El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico
(Top two qualify for South Korea '07.)
Group B
(April 21-29 in Kingston, Jamaica)
Canada, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, USA
(Top three qualify for South Korea '07.)


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