CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal Dates/Times Set

RSL travels to Ohio for Feb. 22nd first leg, host return leg in Sandy on March 1

CONCACAF CONFIRMS DATES & TIMES FOR REAL SALT LAKE-COLUMBUS CREW
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Quarterfinal SERIES
 

MLS Rivals Start
“Knockout” Phase of Tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Columbus Crew Stadium;

Teams Return to
Rio Tinto Stadium for Leg Two on Tuesday, March 1, with Kickoff Set for 8:00
p.m. MT

 

 

SANDY, Utah / NEW YORK (Wednesday,
November 10, 2010)
– The Confederation of North, Central
American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF)
today
announced the schedule for the Quarterfinal Round of the 2010/11 edition of
the CONCACAF Champions League
, which will begin when Real Salt Lake and
fellow Major League Soccer competitor Columbus Crew meet on Tuesday,
February 22, 2011.
Kickoff is slated for 6:00 p.m. MT at Columbus Crew
Stadium in Columbus, Ohio
. The teams will then head Rio Tinto Stadium one
week later on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, for the decisive Leg Two,
which is set for an 8:00 p.m. MT start in Sandy.  Both legs of the
CCL Quarterfinal Round between Real Salt Lake and Columbus will be broadcast
live on Fox Soccer Channel.

 

All series in the CCL’s Championship Stage
(Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Final) will be played in an aggregate-goal
format, with the number of away goals scored counting as the first tiebreaker
should the series be even after 180 minutes of regulation play. Should the
series still be deadlocked after away goals are applied, a 30-minute
“mini-game” will be played in its entirety upon the conclusion of Leg Two, to
be followed by best-of-five kicks from the penalty spot, if necessary. 

 

The winner of the Real Salt
Lake-Columbus series will be guaranteed to square off against a Central
American side in the Semifinal Round, as Costa Rican powerhouse Deportivo
Saprissa
and Honduran champion CD Olimpia have been drawn on the
same side of the bracket as the two MLS rivals. The opposite side of the draw
is an all-Mexican Primera Division affair, as RSL’s Group A nemesis Cruz
Azul
will take on Santos Laguna in one quarterfinal, and Monterrey
and Toluca will square off in the other “Round of 8” showdown.

 

2010/11
CONCACAF Champions League Championship Stage Schedule

(home teams listed
first)

 

Quarterfinal Round:
Leg
One

Tuesday, Feb. 22,
2011

6:00 p.m. MT Columbus
Crew (USA) v. Real Salt Lake (USA)

8:00 p.m. MTCruz Azul (MEX) v. Santos Laguna (MEX)

 

Wednesday, Feb. 23,
2011

6:00 p.m. MT – Toluca (MEX) v. Monterrey (MEX)

 

Thursday, Feb. 24,
2011

6:00 p.m. MT –
Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) v. CD Olimpia (HON)

 

Quarterfinal Round:
Leg
Two

Tuesday,
March 1, 2011

6:00 p.m. MT – Santos Laguna (MEX) v. Cruz Azul (MEX)

8:00 p.m. MT – Real
Salt Lake (USA) v. Columbus Crew (USA)

 

Wednesday,
March 2, 2011

6:00 p.m. MT –
Monterrey (MEX) v. Toluca (MEX)

 

Thursday,
March 3, 2011

6:00 p.m. MT – CD Olimpia (HON) v. Deportivo Saprissa (CRC)

 

Semifinal Round

First Leg
March 15-17, 2011
Real Salt Lake
-Columbus
winner v. CD Olimpia-Deportivo Saprissa winner
Monterrey-Toluca winner v. Santos-Cruz Azul winner

 

Second Leg
April 5-7, 2011
CD Olimpia-Deportivo
Saprissa winner v. Real Salt Lake-Columbus winner
Santos-Cruz Azul winner v. Monterrey-Toluca winner

 

Final Round

First Leg
April 19-21, 2011
Santos-Cruz
Azul/Monterrey-Toluca winner v. CD Olimpia-Deportivo Saprissa/Real Salt Lake-Columbus
winner

 

Second Leg
April 26-28, 2011
CD Olimpia-Deportivo
Saprissa/Real Salt Lake-Columbus winner v. Santos-Cruz
Azul/Monterrey-Toluca winner

 

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