Herediano hosting Atlanta United F.C. in CONCACAF Champions League

February 18, 2019

Costa Rican clubs Deportivo Saprissa and Club Sport Herediano will welcome international competition this week as the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League kicks off across North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

Saprissa hosts Mexican side Tigres UANL on Tuesday at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá in Tibás. Herediano welcomes Major League Soccer’s reigning champions, Atlanta United F.C., on Thursday at Estadio Eladio Rosabel Cordero.

Both matches are the first leg of a home-and-home series in which the winners, determined by aggregate score, will advance to the quarterfinals. Check out the full bracket for the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League below:

The 2019 CONCACAF Champions League bracket. (Via CONCACAF.)

Herediano are the current title-holders in Costa Rican soccer following their victory over Saprissa in the 2018 Apertura final.

CONCACAF is the governing body for soccer in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

Saprissa last won the CONCACAF Champions League in 2005, when it was called the Champions Cup. The accomplishment remains the most recent iteration of the tournament that crowned a club from a country other than Mexico.

Tickets to the Herediano vs. Atlanta United match start at 5,000 colones (about $8.25) and can be purchased at the Costa Rican club’s stadium, at several authorized resellers, or at SpecialTicket.net. (Click here for more information.)

Tickets to the Saprissa vs. Tigres UANL match start at 6,000 colones (about $9.85) and can be purchased at the Costa Rican club’s stadium, at several authorized resellers, or at eticket.cr.


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