The CONCACAF Champions League is a 24-team tournament featuring the best club teams in North and Central America and the Caribbean.
Each year, the winner of Champions League earns a berth in the FIFA Club World Cup, a competition between the club champions of all six continental federations plus the domestic winner from the host country. The winner of the 2012-13 tournament will advance to the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup, to be played in December 2013 in Morocco. Previous FIFA Club World Cup winners include: Barcelona (2011, 2009), Inter Milan (2010), Manchester United (2008) and A.C. Milan (2007).
The Houston Dynamo earned a berth in 2012-13 tournament by advancing to the 2011 MLS Cup final. Houston was placed in Group 3 with C.D. Olimpia of Honduras and C.D. FAS of El Salvador and advanced out of the group with a 2-0-2 record (8 points).
The Dynamo will now face Mexican giant Santos Laguna in a home-and-home quarterfinal series.
|Date & Time (CT)||Opponent||Round||Tickets|
|March 5, 2013||vs. Santos Laguna||CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals Leg 1||Click here for more info|
|March 13, 2013||at Santos Laguna||CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals Leg 2||N/A|
Get to know Santos Laguna
- First division club in Liga MX
- Home matches are played at Estadio Corona in Torreon, Coahuila
- Four-time Mexican Primera Division/Liga MX champion
- Five-time Mexican Primera Division/Liga MX runner-up
- 2004 InterLiga champion
- 2011-12 CONCACAF Champions League runner-up
- KEY PLAYERS: Herculez Gomez (USA) (right), Oswaldo Sanchez (Mexico), Nestor Calderon (Mexico), Oribe Peralta (Mexico).
- CD FAS or simply FAS, plays in Salvadoran first division
- FAS is the rival of CD Aguila, the team who the Dynamo defeated 4-0 in the 2010 edition of the Dynamo Charities Cup
- Home matches are played at Estadio Óscar Alberto Quiteño, a multi-purpose stadium in Santa Ana, El Salvador
- FAS has won 17 first division titles and has finished as runner-up 14 times
- FAS won the 1979 CONCACAF Champions Cup, having defeated CRKSV Jong Colombia (Curaçao) 9-0 on aggregate in the finals
- FAS is led by Salvadoran striker William Reyes, who has scored more than 100 goals in league play for Los Tigres
- Plays in the top division of Honduran football
- Home matches are played at Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, a multi-purpose stadium in Tegucigalpa, Honduras
- Olimpia has won the Honduran first division a record 25 times
- Los Leones are the only team from Honduras to have won the CONCACAF Champions Cup (1972, 1988) and finished second in the tournament in 1985 and 2000
- Olimpia is led by 21-year old striker Roger Rojas who has scored 43 goals in all competitions in four seasons with the club
- In the CONCACAF Champions Cup tournament, Olimpia was 0-6 all-time against MLS clubs