SANDY (ABC 4 Sports) - Real Salt Lake and four other MLS teams will play in the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League.
Real Salt Lake’s group opponents are CS Herediano (Costa Rica) and Tauro FC (Panama), enabling RSL to return to two countries with which it is familiar in CCL play. In the 2010/11 tourney, RSL split the series but won on aggregate in the SemiFinals against Costa Rican power Saprissa – FW Alvaro Saborio’s former club – and swept Panamanian champion Arabe Unido. The RSL portion of the tourney – with road games televised on Fox Soccer Channel in the U.S. – kicks off on July 31. The full group schedule for all 24 teams is expected to be released the week of June 11, following the finalization of various league “Apertura” schedules in the region and the confederation’s summit for the participating teams.
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