Yesterday we outlined the possibilities for D.C. United when it came for Group Play in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League. The draw was held in Miami tonight and...D.C. did pretty well, drawing Montego Bay United (of Jamaica) and Arabe Unido (of Panama). Montego Bay got to the tournament by placing third in the Caribbean Football Union now, while Arabe Unido just cinched the Clausura last weekend. This group is reminiscent of last year's CONCACAF Group Stage, when D.C. advanced over the Jamaican team Waterhouse and the Panamanian team Tauro F.C.
As far as groups go, D.C. couldn't have asked for a better group. The Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps are in Group F against one another, but also have to go to Honduras to play Olimpia. The Los Angeles Galaxy have Comunicaciones of Guatemala and W Connection of Trinidad and Tobago. Real Salt Lake drew Santa Tecla F.C. of El Salvador and Municipal, also of Guatemala, pushing the Galaxy for longest trips for MLS clubs.
Presumably, the group stage games would be held in September and October, of benefit to D.C. as they have six regular season games in those two months (compared to five in August alone), but wait and see of course.
So what do we think?