The CONCACAF Champions League draw has come and gone and now we have the group lay outs. The rules dictate that no Mexican league and Major League Soccer clubs can be in the same group, and also no two teams from the same league can be in the same group. Some how, the New York Red Bulls and either Montreal Impact or Toronto FC will be in the same group.
The winner of the Canadian Championship final series between the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC gets that spot, creating the loop hole. The UEFA Champions League tries to separate teams from the same league as well.
If you had to pick a group of death, it might be Group 2 with Sporting Kansas City and Costa Rican power house Deportivo España and Real Estelií of Nicaragua. Of the MLS teams, the Portland Timbers probably have the easiest draw.
Group 1: Pachuca (Mexico), Deportivo España (Costa Rica), Municipal (Guatemala)
Group 2: Sporting Kansas City (MLS), Deportivo Saprissa (Costa Rica), Real Estelí (Nicaragua)
Group 3: New York Red Bulls (MLS), Montreal Impact/Toronto FC (MLS), FAS (El Salvador)
Group 4: Taruo FC (Panama), D.C. United (MLS), Waterhouse FC (Jamaica)
Group 5: Olimpia (Honduras), Portland Timbers (MLS), Alpha United (Guyana)
Group 6: Alajuelense (Costa Rica), Cruz Azul (Mexico), Chorillo FC (Panama)
Group 7: León (Mexico), Isidro Metapan (El Salvador), Belmopan Bandits (Belize)
Group 8: Comunicaciones (Guatemala), Club América (Mexico), Bayamon FC (Puerto Rico)