Early next moth, the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League kicks off with some of the top clubs from North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
United States soccer fans will recognize the five MLS teams — Sporting KC, Portland Timbers, New York Red Bulls, D.C. United and Montreal Impact — and they may be familiar with the four Liga MX clubs in the tournament as well – Leon, Club America, Pachuca and Cruz Azul.
The remaining teams may be less familiar, but they will be competing for the same prize.
After the group stage comes to an end on October 25, the eight group winners will advance to the quarterfinals and semifinals next spring.
Who are the 24 teams participating in the tournament?
The complete list of groups can be seen below and the full schedule for the CONCACAF Champions League is available by clicking here.
Group 1: CD Pachuca (Mexico), Real España (Honduras), CSD Municipal (Guatemala)
Group 2: Sporting Kansas City (US), Saprissa (Costa Rica), Real Estelí (Nicaragua)
Group 3: New York Red Bulls (US), Montreal Impact (Canada), Club Deportivo FAS (El Salvador)
Group 4: Tauro FC (Panama), D.C. United (US), Waterhouse FC (Jamaica)
Group 5: CD Olimpia (Honduras), Portland Timbers (US), Alpha United FC (Guyana)
Group 6: Alajuelense (Costa Rica), Cruz Azul (Mexico), Chorrillo FC (Panama)
Group 7: Club León (Mexico), Isidro Metapán (El Salvador), Belmopan Bandits (Belize)
Group 8: Comunicaciones FC (Guatemala), Club América (Mexico), Puerto Rico Bayamon FC (Puerto Rico)