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June 24, 2011 at 11:07 AM

Preliminary round CCL games: July 26 (away), Aug. 3 (home)

ccl logo.jpgDates have been established for Sounders FC’s preliminary round match-up in the CONCACAF Champions League. Facing San Francisco of Panama, Seattle first goes on the road for a 5 p.m. game on July 26.

Sounders FC will host the return leg on August 3. Tickets for the 7 p.m. kickoff go on sale Wednesday, July 6, at 10 a.m.

Previously the dates were given in a three-day window (e.g. July 26-28, August 2-4) when the draw was held in May. Seattle’s home games will be played at CenturyLink Field.

Should the Sounders advance, they would advance to Group D, along with: defending champ CF Monterrey (Mexico), CD Comunicaciones (Guatemala) and the winner of the preliminary round match-up between CS Herediano (Costa Rica) and Alpha United (Guyana). Group-stage play starts Aug. 16.

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