Soccer  > General Soccer  > Crew-Salt Lake to open CCL quarterfinals
November 10, 2010, 01:42 PM
NEW YORK - The Columbus Crew will open the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League at home against Real Salt Lake on Tuesday, February 22, with Cruz Azul will host Mexican rival Santos Laguna later the same evening.

Toluca will be home against Monterrey in the first leg of their all-Mexican knockout round match on Wednesday, February 23, with Costa Rica's Saprissa hosting Olimpia of Honduras on Thursday, February 24.

Santos-Cruz Azul will begin the second leg on Tuesday, March 1, followed by Real Salt Lake-Columbus. Monterrey will host the second leg of its series against Toluca on Wednesday, March 2, with Olimpia at home against Saprissa on Thursday, March 3.

The quarterfinal winners will advance to the semifinals March 15-17 and April 5-7, with the championship series set for April 19-21 and April 26-28.

The draw conducted November 1 assured that Mexico will send one team to the final, while also guaranteeing that one of the finalists will come from outside of Mexico.


CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
All Times U.S. Eastern (local times in parentheses)
First Leg
Tuesday, February 22
Columbus Crew (USA) vs. Real Salt Lake (USA), 8 p.m. (8 p.m.)
Cruz Azul (MEX) vs. Santos Laguna (MEX), 10 p.m. (9 p.m.)

Wednesday, February 23
Toluca (MEX) vs. Monterrey (MEX), 8 p.m. (7 p.m.)

Thursday, February 24
Saprissa (CRC) vs. Olimpia (HON), 8 p.m. (7 p.m.)

Second Leg
Tuesday, March 1
Santos Laguna (MEX) vs. Cruz Azul (MEX), 8 p.m. (7 p.m.)
Real Salt lake (USA) vs. Columbus Crew (USA), 10 p.m. (8 p.m.)

Wednesday, March 2
Monterrey (MEX) vs. Toluca (MEX), 8 p.m. (7 p.m.)

Thursday, March 3
Olimpia (HON) vs. Saprissa (CRC), 8 p.m. (7 p.m.)

Semifinals
First Leg
March 15-17
Salt Lake-Columbus winner vs. Olimpia-Saprissa winner
Monterrey-Toluca winner vs. Santos-Cruz Azul winner

Second Leg
April 5-7
Olimpia-Saprissa winner vs. Salt Lake-Columbus winner
Santos-Cruz Azul winner vs. Monterrey-Toluca winner

Finals
First Leg
April 19-21
Santos-Cruz Azul/Monterrey-Toluca winner vs. Olimpia-Saprissa/Salt Lake-Columbus winner

Second Leg
April 26-28
Olimpia-Saprissa/Salt Lake-Columbus winner vs. Santos-Cruz Azul/Monterrey-Toluca winner

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