12-13 CONCACAF Champions League group play actually starts here soon.
The US has 4 teams entered into the tournament.
LA Galaxy - 2011 MLS Cup Champions
Seattle Sounders - 2011 US Open Cup Champions
Houston Dynamo - 2011 MLS Cup Runners Up (grr)
Real Salt Lake - Next in line in Supporters Shield after LA.
All 24 teams are placed into eight groups. Teams in each group play in a round-robin home-and-away format. The winners of each group advance to the Championship Round, which will retain the same format as before.
Group stage will be played from July to October 2012. The matchdays are July 31–August 2, August 21–23, August 28–30, September 18–20, September 25–27, and October 23–25, 2012.
RSL is in a group with Herediano of Costa Rica and Tauro F.C. of Panama
Houston is in a group with C.D. Olimpia of Honduras and C.D. FAS of El Salvador
Seattle is in a group with C.D. Marathón of Honduras and Caledonia AIA of Trinidad and Tobago
LA is in a group with A.D. Isidro Metapán of El Salvador and Puerto Rico Islanders who are actually part of the NASL