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November 8, 2011 at 11:32 AM

Seattle draws Santos Laguna in CCL quarterfinals

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CCL Quarterfinal Draw: Santos/Seattle, Pumas/Metapan, LA Galaxy/Toronto FC, Monterrey/Morelia. More info at http://t.co/TiKjjSek shortly.
Nov 08 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

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UPDATE 11:02 a.m. — OK, now it’s official.

No news release yet, just a tweet from the CONCACAF Champions League account.

Sounders FC will face Mexican club Santos Laguna in the quarterfinals. The first leg of the two-game series will be in Seattle on March 6-8 and the return leg will be March 13-15 at Estadio Corona in Torreon.

Santos Laguna won Group B with a 4-1-1 record, beating the Colorado Rapids of MLS, Isidro Metapan from El Salvador and Real Espana from Honduras.

“At this stage of the competition it’s never going to be an easy draw,” said coach Sigi Schmid in a news release. “Santos will be a difficult opponent, but we’re looking forward to the challenge.”

If the Sounders advance they’ll play the L.A. Galaxy/Toronto FC winner in the semifinals. Seattle would be on the road in the first semifinal leg on March 27-29 and at home for the second leg April 3-5.

From the release: “The first leg of the final will be hosted in either Mexico or El Salvador April 17-19. The second leg will be either in the USA, Mexico or Canada April 24-26.”

Full schedule after the jump:

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CONCACAF Champions League

(Home teams listed first)

QUARTERFINALS

First Leg

March 6-8, 2012

Seattle Sounders (USA) vs. Santos (MEX)

Isidro Metapan (SLV) vs. Pumas (MEX)

Toronto FC (CAN) vs. LA Galaxy (USA)

Morelia (MEX) vs. Monterrey (MEX)

Second Leg

March 13-15, 2012

Santos (MEX) vs. Seattle Sounders (USA)

Pumas (MEX) vs. Isidro Metapan (SLV)

LA Galaxy (USA) vs. Toronto FC (CAN)

Monterrey (MEX) vs. Morelia (MEX)

SEMIFINALS

First Leg

March 27-29, 2012

LA Galaxy-Toronto FC winner vs. Santos-Seattle Sounders winner

Monterrey-Morelia winner vs. Pumas-Isidro Metapan winner

Second Leg

April 3-5, 2012

Santos-Seattle Sounders winner vs. LA Galaxy-Toronto FC winner

Pumas-Isidro Metapan winner vs. Monterrey-Morelia winner

FINALS

First Leg

April 17-19, 2012

Monterrey-Morelia/Pumas-Metapan winner vs. LA Galaxy-Toronto FC/Santos-Seattle Sounders winner

Second Leg

April 24-26, 2012

LA Galaxy-Toronto FC/Santos-Seattle Sounders winner vs. Monterrey-Morelia/Pumas-Metapan winner

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What do you think of the draw?

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