FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution will open play in the 2022 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League (SCCL) in the Round of 16 against Haitian side Cavaly AS. Concacaf conducted the draw in Miami, Fla. on Wednesday evening. The Revolution will open the Round of 16 with an away match at Cavaly between February 15-17 (Leg 1), followed by the home return leg at Gillette Stadium between Feb. 22-24 (Leg 2).
New England qualified for the 2022 SCCL as the Major League Soccer’s 2021 Supporters’ Shield winner. This marks the Revolution’s first time participating in international club competition since the 2010 North American SuperLiga and its first appearance in the Concacaf Champions League since 2008. The Revolution won a continental title by lifting the SuperLiga trophy in 2008.
Cavaly AS is one of three clubs making its SCCL debut in 2021 alongside Santos de Guápiles (CRC) and Forge FC (CAN), advancing to the Round of 16 after winning the 2021 Caribbean Club Championship over Surinamese club Inter Moengotapoe, 3-0. The Haitian club, one of 18 teams competing in Ligue Haïtienne, the country’s top competition, won its only league title back in 2007 and recently finished second in a shortened 2020 season.
New England is one of four teams from the United States in this year’s tournament along with New York City FC (2021 MLS Cup champion), the Colorado Rapids (2021 Western Conference regular season champion), and Seattle Sounders FC (highest-ranked remaining U.S. Division I club). Additionally, fellow MLS side CF Montreal qualified as winners of the 2021 Canadian Championship.
The Revolution are seeking to become the first MLS or U.S.-based club to win the Concacaf Champions League, previously known as the Concacaf Champions Cup until 2008, since the LA Galaxy accomplished the feat in 2000. New England Sporting Director & Head Coach Bruce Arena won the competition with D.C. United in 1998 with a roster featuring current Revolution Assistant Coach Richie Williams, Revolution II Head Coach Clint Peay, and Technical Director Curt Onalfo.
Matchups and Format
The matchups for the Round of 16 are as follows:
Matchup 1: Club Leon (MEX) vs. Club Deportivo Guastatoya (GUA)
Matchup 2: Seattle Sounders FC (USA) vs. FC Motagua (HON)
Matchup 3: Colorado Rapids (USA) vs. Comunicaciones FC (GUA)
Matchup 4: New York City FC (USA) vs. Santos de Guápiles (CRC)
Matchup 5: Pumas UNAM (MEX) vs. Deportivo Saprissa (CRC)
Matchup 6: New England Revolution (USA) vs. Cavaly AS (HAI)
Matchup 7: CF Montreal (CAN) vs. Club Santos Laguna (MEX)
Matchup 8: Cruz Azul (MEX) vs. Forge FC (CAN)
For the Round of 16, the highest-ranked clubs from Pot 1 will play the first leg away and the second leg at home. For the Quarterfinals, the Round of 16 winners of matchups 1, 3, 5, and 7 will play the first leg away and the second leg at home.
For the Semifinals and Finals, the best performing clubs in the earlier rounds of the competition will play the first leg away and the second leg at home (based on wins, draws, and, if required, goal difference).
2022 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Dates by Round
Round of 16: February 15-17 (Leg 1) and February 22-24 (Leg 2)
Quarterfinals: March 8-10 (Leg 1) and March 15-17 (Leg 2)
Semifinals: April 5-7 (Leg 1) and April 12-14 (Leg 2)
Finals: April 26-28 (Leg 1) and May 3-5 (Leg 2)
Concacaf will announce a full schedule in the coming days, including kickoff times and further details. For more information, please visit Concacaf.com.