CONCACAF quarterfinals draw revealed
NEW YORK -- Defending champion Pachuca of Mexico will face Honduras' Motagua while the reigning two-time U.S. MLS champion Houston Dynamo will take on Guatemalan club Municipal in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions Cup. Tuesday's draw at CONCACAF headquarters in New York's Trump Tower also pitted recently crowned Mexican champion Atlante FC against Saprissa of Costa Rica and Major League Soccer's Supporters' Shield winner D.C. United against Harbour View of Jamaica. The first leg of the quarterfinals are scheduled for March 11-13, with the return legs a week later. The Pachuca-Motagua winner will face either D.C. United or Harbour View in the semifinals while the Atlante-Saprissa winner will advance to take on the Houston-Municipal victor. The first leg of the semifinals will be staged April 1-3 with the second legs a week later. The finals are slated for April 22-24 and April 29-May 1. The bracket avoids a repeat of last year's semifinals when Pachuca beat Houston 5-2 in extra time at Hidalgo, Mexico, to advance to the championship on 5-4 aggregate.