CCL quarterfinal scenarios: Two more in? (UPDATED)

Galaxy, Rapids can join Sounders, Toronto FC in knockout rounds

The Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC are through – and two more MLS teams can join them in the knockout rounds of the CONCACAF Champions League.

For the LA Galaxy, it’s pretty straightforward: Defeat Motagua in Honduras on Thursday and they’ll escape Group A (the de facto Group of Death in the CCL). Same goes for the Colorado Rapids, who guarantee themselves a spot in the knockout rounds with a win at Santos Laguna on Wednesday.

Here are the quarterfinal scenarios as the of group stage winds down:

GROUP A (Morelia have advanced)
LA Galaxy will advance IF
• They defeat Motagua on Oct. 20
Alajuelense will advance IF
• Motagua defeat LA Galaxy

 

GROUP B (Santos Laguna have advanced)
Colorado will advance IF
• They defeat Santos on Oct. 19 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 (Toronto have advanced)
Pumas UNAM will advance IF
• They defeat or draw with Tauro on Oct. 19
Tauro will advance IF
• They defeat Pumas