Tuesday, December 23, 2008


By Robert H. Kelly
Copyright 2008 TexSport Publications

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (December, 23 2008) It was announced today, in New York City, that the two-time MLS Cup Champion Houston Dynamo will host Atlante FC on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 to begin the CONCACAF Champions League™ quarterfinals.

Atlante will host the return match with Houston a week later on Tuesday, March 3.

The winners will advance to the semifinals, with the first-leg scheduled for March 17-19 and the second-leg set for April 7-9. The two-game finals will be staged April 21-23 and April 28-30.

The complete schedule is listed below:

Quarterfinal Schedule (all times local; home teams listed first):
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Houston Dynamo (USA) vs. Atlante FC (MEX), 7 p.m. (19:00)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Montreal Impact (CAN) vs. Club Santos Laguna (MEX), 8 p.m. (20:00)
CD SC Cruz Azul (MEX) vs. Pumas UNAM, 9 p.m. (21:00)

Thursday, February 26, 2009
Puerto Rico Islanders (PUR) vs. CD Marathon (HON), 9 p.m. (21:00)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Atlante FC (MEX) vs. Houston Dynamo (USA), 9 p.m. (21:00)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
CD Marathon (HON) vs. Puerto Rico Islanders (PUR), 7 p.m. (19:00)
Pumas UNAM (MEX) vs. CD SC Cruz Azul (MEX), 9 p.m. (21:00)

Thursday, March 5, 2009
Club Santos Laguna (MEX) vs. Montreal Impact (CAN), 9 p.m. (21:00)

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