Red Bulls CCL Schedule Revealed

CCL Concacaf Champions League

by ANTHONY J. MERCED

The New York Red Bulls will be starting play early in 2017 as they will host the Vancouver Whitecaps in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League on Wednesday February 22.

New York will then travel to BC Place in Vancouver on March 2 to wrap up play in the quarterfinal round. New York drew Vancouver, who finished top seed in the rankings, to decide placement. The seeding was decided based on points earned followed by goal difference.

The quarterfinals formally start a day prior on February 21 with a clash between Champions League powerhouses CF Pachuca and Deportivo Saprissa. The entire round will culminate with the MLS meeting between Vancouver and New York on the second of March.

This will certainly be a bit of a tightrope walk for New York and Vancouver who will more than likely start MLS play either within that week or not too long after. This is something that the team has been preparing for but has also been a major pitfall for MLS clubs in the past.

Here is the full rankings and schedule for the CCL:

Rankings

1. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (CAN) — 12 pts. / +8 GD
2. CD Arabe Unido (PAN) — 12 pts. / +7 GD
3. CF Pachuca (MEX) — 10 pts. / +15 GD
4. Pumas UNAM (MEX) — 9 pts. / + 10 GD
5. Tigres UANL (MEX) — 9 pts. / +6 GD
6. Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) — 8 pts. / +8 GD
7. FC Dallas (USA) — 8 pts. / + 4 GD
8. New York Red Bulls (USA) — 8 pts. / +4 GD
Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2016/17 Quarterfinals 1st Leg Schedule
*ET (local time)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
22:00 (21:00) Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) vs. CF Pachuca (MEX)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
20:00 (20:00) New York Red Bulls (USA) vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (CAN)
22:00 (21:00) Tigres UANL (MEX) vs. Pumas UNAM (MEX)

Thursday, February 23, 2017
20:00 (19:00) FC Dallas (USA) vs. CD Arabe Unido (PAN)

Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2016/17 Quarterfinals 2nd Leg Schedule
*ET (local time)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
22:00 (21:00) CF Pachuca (MEX) vs. Deportivo Saprissa (CRC)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
20:00 (20:00) CD Arabe Unido (PAN) vs. FC Dallas (USA)
22:00 (21:00) Pumas UNAM (MEX) vs. Tigres UANL (MEX)

Thursday, March 2, 2017
22:00 (19:00) Vancouver Whitecaps (CAN) vs. New York Red Bulls (USA)

CONCACAF Champions League home stadiums for Quarterfinal Round
*In alphabetical order

CD Arabe Unido (PAN) – Estadio Maracana, Panama City, Panama
CF Pachuca (MEX) – Estadio Hidalgo, Pachuca. Mexico
Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) – Estadio Ricardo Saprissa, San Jose, Costa Rica
FC Dallas (USA) – Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX, USA
New York Red Bulls (USA) – Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ, USA
Pumas UNAM (MEX) – Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Mexico City, Mexico
Tigres UANL (MEX) – Estadio Universitario, Monterrey, Mexico
Vancouver Whitecaps (CAN) – BC Place, BC, Canada