The San Jose Earthquakes and Montreal Impact are the only two MLS teams grouped together in the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League group stage, after the draw was held on Monday night.
In order to qualify for the knockout stages, only a first place finish in the round-robin phase will do. As per the competition's rules, no MLS and Liga MX teams were drawn in the same group.
Three-time defending champion Monterrey did not qualify for the 2013-14 edition of the tournament, and will be unable to defend its crown.
The winner of each three-team group will advance to the knockout round, which begins in 2014.
2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League group drawGROUP 1- Arabe Unido, Houston Dynamo, W Connection.
GROUP 2- CD Olimpia, Sporting KC, Real Esteli.
GROUP 3- Herediano, Cruz Azul, Valencia FC.
GROUP 4- Club America, Alajuelense, Sporting San Miguelito
GROUP 5- San Jose Earthquakes, Montreal Impact, Guatemala 2nd team.
GROUP 6- CSD Comunicaciones, Toluca, Caledonia FC.
GROUP 7- Club Tijuana, Isidro Metapan, San Luis Firpo
GROUP 8- LA Galaxy, CD Victoria, Club Sport Cartagines