Soccer in the United States has come a long way in the last two decades. Major League Soccer has increased in popularity, and the league continues to attract not only the best talent in the country but also accomplished players from around the world. Other U.S. leagues are also improving, and this summer and fall U.S. clubs will get their chance to prove themselves against others in North America during CONCACAF Championship play. For soccer fanatics and casual fans alike, there’s nothing like being in the stadium watching these clubs do battle. Use the CONCACAF Champions League Tickets and Guide to get a seat to the action. Tickets start at $10.
A total of 24 teams from 12 associations compete in the championships. From August through October the teams play in series play where the teams are dividing into eight groups of three. The winners of each group advance to the knockout stage next spring. Winning the tournament earns a team an automatic berth to the FIFA World Cup.
Games to keep an eye on for this year’s CONCACAF Championships include an Aug. 3 matchup between C.D. Dragon, based in El Salvador, and the Portland Timbers of the MLS. The game will be held at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon. That same day, Antigua will take on the New York Red Bulls from Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.
Other can’t-miss games are the Vancouver Whitecaps taking on Sporting Kansas City on Sept. 13 from Kansas City, Missouri, and Alianza F.C., from El Salvador, vs. the Red Bulls on Sept. 15 from the Red Bulls’ home stadium.
The Champions Cup was first organized in 1962. Mexican club America won the championship last year. It was the club’s seventh championship. The last U.S. club to win the championship were the L.A. Galaxy in 2000. D.C. United won in 1998 as the only other U.S. club to win the title.
|CONCACAF Champions League Tickets 2016||Date||Venue||City|
|CONCACAF Champions League Harrison Tickets||Wed – 08/03/16||Red Bull Arena||Harrison, NJ|
|CONCACAF Champions League Kansas City Tickets||Tue – 09/13/16||Childrens Mercy Park||Kansas City, KS|
|CONCACAF Champions League Harrison Tickets||Thu – 09/15/16||Red Bull Arena||Harrison, NJ|
|CONCACAF Champions League Kansas City Tickets||Wed – 10/19/16||Childrens Mercy Park||Kansas City, KS|
|CONCACAF Champions League Portland Tickets||Wed – 10/19/16||Providence Park||Portland, OR|
|CONCACAF Champions League Ticket Prices 2016||Date||Avg Price|
|Harrison, NJ||Wed – 08/03/16||$27|
|Kansas City, KS||Tue – 09/13/16||$33|
|Harrison, NJ||Thu – 09/15/16||$32|
|Kansas City, KS||Wed – 10/19/16||$32|
|Portland, OR||Wed – 10/19/16||$60|