D.C. United will host its first CONCACAF Champions League match of the year on July 28 (vs. Chalatenango of El Salvador) while the New York Red Bulls will host its first Champions League match on Aug. 5. (vs. W Connection of Trinidad & Tobago), a week after traveling for its first competitive international match on July 30.
As for Toronto FC fans? You can start booking your trip to Puerto Rico around Aug. 4th, when TFC travels to take on the USL Islanders.
Those matches were two of the ones whose dates and times were announced by CONCACAF on Tuesday. The full schedule for the two-leg preliminary round of the CONCACAF Champions League is now set, meaning you can begin making your travel plans.
Here is the full schedule:
CONCACAF Champions League
PRELIMINARY ROUND SCHEDULE
Times local (USA Eastern in parentheses); home teams listed first (MLS Teams in Bold)
Tuesday, July 28
D.C. United (USA) vs. Chalatenango (SLV), 8 p.m. (8 p.m.)
Pachuca (MEX) vs. Jalapa (GUA), 9 p.m. (10 p.m.)
Wednesday, July 29
Toronto FC (CAN) vs. Puerto Rico Islanders (PUR), 8 p.m. (8 p.m.)
San Francisco (PAN) vs. San Juan Jabloteh (TRI), 7 p.m. (8 p.m.)
Liberia (CRC) vs. Real Espana (HON), 8 p.m. (10 p.m.)
Thursday, July 30
W Connection (TRI) vs. New York Red Bulls (USA), 8 p.m. (8 p.m.)
Herediano (CRC) vs. Cruz Azul (MEX), 8 p.m. (10 p.m.)
Olimpia (HON) vs. Arabe Unido (PAN), 8 p.m. (10 p.m.)
Tuesday, August 4
Puerto Rico Islanders (PUR) vs. Toronto FC (CAN), (8 p.m.)
Jalapa (GUA) vs. Pachuca (MEX), 8 p.m. (10 p.m.)
Chalatenango (SLV) vs. D.C. United (USA), 8 p.m. (10 p.m.)
Wednesday, August 5
New York Red Bulls (USA) vs. W Connection (TRI), 8 p.m. (8 p.m.)
Cruz Azul (MEX) vs. Herdiano (CRC), 7 p.m. (8 p.m.)
Thursday, August 6
Arabe Unido (PAN) vs. Olimpia (HON), 7 p.m. (8 p.m.)
San Juan Jabloteh (TRI) vs. San Francisco (PAN), 8 p.m. (8 p.m.)
Real Espana (HON) vs. Liberia (CRC), 8 p.m. (10 p.m.)
What do you think of the schedule? Will you be traveling to the Caribbean or Central America to support your team?
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