CCL Quarterfinal Scenarios

How other MLS teams could advance to Quarterfinals

The Colorado Rapids are one of four MLS teams that have a chance of advancing to the CONCACAF Champions League Quartefinals this week. Another MLS side, the Seattle Sounders, have already clinched a berth in the next round. The top two teams in each group will move on to the Quarterfinals, which will be played in Febuary 2012. Below are the scenarios heading into each team's 6th and final group-stage games in the Champions League this week, as provided by CONCACAF:

GROUP A
LA Galaxy will advance IF
• They defeat Motagua on Oct. 20 (8 pm MT, Fox Soccer) OR
• They draw with Motagua AND Alajuelense defeat Morelia on Oct. 18

Morelia will advance IF
• They defeat Alajuelense OR
• They draw with Alajuelense AND Motagua defeat or draw with LA Galaxy

Alajuelense will advance IF
• They defeat or draw with Morelia OR
• Motagua defeat LA Galaxy

GROUP B (Santos Laguna already advanced)
Colorado will advance IF
• They defeat Santos on Oct. 19 (6 pm MT, Fox Soccer) OR
• Metapán and Real España draw on Oct. 20

Isidro Metapán will advance IF
• They defeat Real España AND Santos defeat or draw with Colorado

Real España will advance IF
• They defeat Isidro Metapán AND Santos defeat or draw with Colorado

GROUP C
FC Dallas will advance IF
• They defeat Toronto on Oct. 18 (6 pm MT, Fox Soccer) OR
• They draw with Toronto AND Pumas defeat or draw with Tauro on Oct. 19

Toronto FC will advance IF
• They defeat FC Dallas

Pumas UNAM will advance IF
• They defeat or draw with Tauro OR
• They lose to Tauro by fewer than seven goals and Dallas draw Toronto

Tauro will advance IF
• They defeat Pumas AND Dallas draw with Toronto

*If Tauro defeat Pumas, and Dallas and Toronto draw, all teams will finish with eight points, in which case final positions will be determined by goal difference. Going into the final round, Pumas lead with a plus-5, Tauro zero, Dallas minus-2 and Toronto minus-3.

GROUP D (Seattle already advanced)
Monterrey will advance IF
• They defeat or draw with Seattle on Oct. 18 (8 pm MT, Fox Soccer) OR
• Herediano defeat or draw with Comunicaciones on Oct. 19

Comunicaciones will advance IF
• They defeat Herediano AND Seattle defeat Monterrey