Atlanta United draws C.S. Herediano in 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Draw

Atlanta United drew Costa Rican club C.S. Herediano in the Round of 16 for the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Monday night during the tournament’s official draw.

C.S. Herediano, from the city of Heredia, Costa Rica, qualified for the 2019 Concacaf Champions League after winning the 2018 Concacaf League, an annual competition between teams from Central America and the Caribbean. The club has qualified for Concacaf Champions League seven times, with its best performance coming in 2015 when it advanced to the semifinals and lost to Mexican side Club América. Herediano has won the Costa Rican Primera División 26 times, the third-most in the league’s history.

The winners of matchups number 1, 3, 5 and 7, will host the return leg of the quarterfinals and will face the winners of matchups 2, 4, 6 and 8 respectively. For the semifinals, the initial bracket will determine the matchups. Additionally, clubs will be ranked per their performance in the round of 16 and the quarterfinals, using the competition’s tie-breaking procedure. The highest ranked club in each semifinal matchup will host the second leg matches. The same aggregate performance procedure will be applied to determine who will host the second leg Final.

Full draw Results:

A1: Santos Laguna (Mexico)
B1: C.D. Marathón (Honduras)

A2: Portland Timbers/New York Red Bulls (USA)
B2: Atlético Pantoja (Dominican Republic)

A3: Tigres UANL (Mexico)
B3: Deportivo Saprissa (Costa Rica)

A4: Houston Dynamo (USA)
B4: C.D. Guastatoya (Guatemala)

A5: Deportivo Toluca F.C. (Mexico)
B5: Sporting Kansas City (USA)

A6: Toronto FC (Canada)
B6: Club Atlético Independiente (Panama)

A7: Atlanta United (USA)
B7: C.S. Herediano (Costa Rica)

A8: C.F. Monterrey (Mexico)
B8: Alianza F.C. (El Salvador)