MLS's Sporting KC and the Vancouver Whitecaps will meet in the group stage of the 2016-17 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League. FC Dallas, the New York Red Bulls and Portland Timbers also learned
their first-round opponents at the drew held Monday at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach.
The groups will be contested on a round-robin, home-and-away basis and run from August to
October over six dates. The eight winners of the three-team groups will advance to the quarterfinals.
The only former champion in the tournament is Mexico's Pachuca, winner in 2009-10. 2016-17 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League draw: Group A:
W Connection (TRI), Honduras Progreso (HON), UNAM (MEX)
Dragon (SLV), Saprissa (CRC), Portland Timbers Group C:
Central FC (TRI), Vancouver Whitecaps
, Sporting KC Group D:
Bosco FC (HAI), Arabe Unido (PAN), Monterrey (MEX) Group E:
Police United (BLZ), Olimpia (HON), Pachuca (MEX) Group F:
Alianza (SLV), Antigua (GUA), NY Red Bulls
Plaza Amador (PAN), Herediano (CRC), Tigres (MEX) Group H:
Real Esteli (NIC), Suchitepequez (GUA), FC Dallas