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14.1.04 - The field is set after the conclusion of the 2004 CONCACAF Champions Cup draw held at the offices of the CONCACAF General Secretariat in New York City today. The draw was presided over by CONCACAF President Jack Warner and General Secretary Chuck Blazer. COMPLETE BRACKETS

The eight teams have been paired to play two-leg, straight knockout, home-and-away series, from 17 March – 11 May 2004. The respective series venues and kickoff times will be announced in due course.

CF Pachuca of Mexico, who captured the Champions Cup in 2002 and winner of the Torneo Apertura of the Liga Mexicana 2003, will take on two-time Champions Cup winner (1993, 1995) Deportivo Saprissa of Costa Rica in Quarterfinal Series 1.

The winner of that series will face the winner of the match-up (Quarterfinal Series 2) between the USA’s 2003 Major League Soccer (MLS) Regular Season winner Chicago Fire and last year’s Caribbean Football Union Champion CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh of Trinidad & Tobago, who is making their first-ever appearance at the CONCACAF event.

Quarterfinal Series 3 has CF Monterrey of Mexico, who claimed the Torneo Clausura of the Liga Mexicana 2003, will meet El Salvador’s CD F.A.S., who last won the Champions Cup in 1979.

The remaining match-up (Quarterfinal Series 4) features the USA’s 2003 MLS Cup winner San Jose Earthquakes taking on LD Alajuelense of Costa Rica, who hasn’t the Champions Cup since 1986.

The CONCACAF Champions Cup is the longest running international competition in the region and has been the premier club competition in the Confederation since its inception in 1962.

2004 CONCACAF CHAMPIONS CUP DRAW RESULTS
QUARTERFINALS
Home Team Listed First
First-legs (17 March)
QF1: Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) vs. CF Pachuca (MEX)
QF2: CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh (TRI) vs. Chicago Fire (USA)
QF3: CF Monterrey (MEX) vs. CD F.A.S. (SLV)
QF4: LD Alajuelense (CRC) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (USA)

Second-legs (24 March)
QF1: CF Pachuca (MEX) – Deportivo Saprissa (CRC)
QF2: Chicago Fire (USA) – CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh (TRI)
QF3: CD F.A.S. (SLV) – CF Monterrey (MEX)
QF4: San Jose Earthquakes (USA) – LD Alajuelense (CRC)

SEMIFINALS
First-Leg: 14 April; Second Leg: 21 April
Winner of Q1 vs. Winner of Q2
Winner of Q3 vs. Winner of Q4

FINAL
First-Leg: 4 May; Second-Leg: 11 May
Semifinal Winners

CONCACAF Champions Cup All-Time Winners
Year – Winners
1962 – Guadalajara (MEX)
1963 – Racing (HAI)
1967 – Alianza (SLV)
1968 – Toluca (MEX)
1969 – Cruz Azul (MEX)
1970 – Cruz Azul (MEX)
1971 – Cruz Azul (MEX)
1972 – Olimpia (HON)
1973 – Transvaal (SUR)
1974 – Municipal (GUA)
1976 – Atlético Español (MEX)
1977 – Club América (MEX)
1978 – Universidad de Guadalajara (MEX)
1979 – Deportivo FAS (SLV)
1980 – UNAM (MEX)
1981 – Transvaal (SUR)
1982 – UNAM (MEX)
1983 – Altante (MEX)
1984 – Violette (HAI)
1985 – Defence Force (TRI)
1986 – LD Alajuelense (CRC)
1987 – Club América (MEX)
1988 – Olimpia (HON)
1989 – UNAM (MEX)
1990 – Club América (MEX)
1991 – Puebla (MEX)
1992 – Club América (MEX)
1993 – Saprissa (CRC)
1994 – CS Cartaginés (CRC)
1995 – Saprissa (CRC)
1996 – Cruz Azul (MEX)
1997 – Cruz Azul (MEX)
1998 – D.C. United (USA)
1999 – Necaxa (MEX)
2000 – Los Angeles Galaxy (USA)
2002 – Pachuca (MEX)
2003 – Toluca (MEX)
 
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