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Sounders-Santos CCL semi opens April 2 in Seattle

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on March 15, 2013 at 2:47 pm with No Comments »
March 15, 2013 2:51 pm

CCLHere’s the release from the club:

The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today the complete Semifinal Round schedule for the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League.

Seattle Sounders FC will host Mexico’s Santos Laguna in the first leg on Tuesday, April 2. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. PT on the Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field.

Tickets to the match will go on sale Monday, March 18 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available by phone at 800-745-3000 or www.SoundersFC.com.

Sounders FC will visit Santos in the second leg on Tuesday, April 9. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. PT at Estadio Corona in Torreon, Mexico.

In the other semifinal matchup, the LA Galaxy will face two-time defending champions Monterrey. The Galaxy will host the first leg on April 3 with the second leg on April 10 in Monterrey.

The winners will meet in the Final Round, to be played on April 24 and May 1.

Sounders FC returns to MLS action on Saturday against Cascadia Cup rivals Portland Timbers. Kickoff is set for 5 p.m. PT on the Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field and will be nationally televised on NBC Sports Network.

Here’s more on the full semifinal schedule from CONCACAF:

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today the semifinal schedule for the 2012/13 Champions League. The round is contested over two legs and opens on Tuesday, April 2, with the Seattle Sounders (USA) hosting Santos Laguna (MEX), last season’s runner-up, at CenturyLink Field.

The LA Galaxy (USA) will open at home on April 3 for the first leg of its series against two-time defending champion Monterrey (MEX), which finished an impressive third at last year’s FIFA Club World Cup. Second-leg action starts on Tuesday, April 9, with the return match between Seattle and Santos at the Estadio Corona in Torreon.

CONCACAF Champions League semifinal play concludes the next day, when Monterrey and the LA Galaxy square off in Mexico at the Estadio Tecnologico on Wednesday, April 10.

The semifinal winners will advance to the two-leg final, to be played on April 24 and May 1. The winner of the 2012/13 CONCACAF Champions League will earn a berth to the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco.

For more information on the CONCACAF Champions League, including television listings, please visit concacaf.com.

2012/13 CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE- SEMIFINALS
All Times U.S. Eastern (local times in parentheses)

FIRST LEG
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Seattle Sounders (USA) vs. Santos Laguna (Mexico), 10:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
LA Galaxy (USA) vs. Monterrey (Mexico), 10:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m.)

SECOND LEG
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Santos Laguna (Mexico) vs. Seattle Sounders (USA), 8:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Monterrey (Mexico) vs. LA Galaxy (USA), 10:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m.)

About CONCACAF
CONCACAF “The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football” is one of six continental confederations of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) and serves as the governing body of football in this part of the world. It is composed of 40 national associations, from Canada in the north to Guyana, Surinam and French Guyana in the south.

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