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Sounders ticket info for Champions League

This just in from the club:

The Sounders FC announced tickets will go on sale for the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League preliminary round on Wednesday, July 6 at 10 a.m. The Sounders FC will host Panama's San Francisco FC August 3 at CenturyLink Field. Kick-off is 7 p.m. PT.

Tickets will be available at, by calling 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster outlets and the CenturyLink Field Box Office.

The Sounders FC will play the first leg of the Preliminary Round in Panama at the home stadium of San Francisco FC on Tuesday, July 26 at 5 p.m. PT. The winners advance to the six-round Group Stage, which will begin August 16-18 and conclude October 18-20.

The Sounders FC-San Francisco FC winner will advance to Group D, joining defending Champions League winner CF Monterrey (Mexico), CD Comunicaciones (Guatemala) and the winner of the preliminary round matchup between CS Herediano (Costa Rica) and Alpha United of Guyana.

Seattle won its 2010-11 Preliminary Round series with El Salvador's Isidro Metapan, 2-1 on aggregate, and later finished fourth in its group, which included Monterrey. San Francisco lost to Mexico's Cruz Azul, 9-2 on aggregate, in the Preliminary Round.

Seattle earned a berth in the Champions League Preliminary round by virtue of winning the 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

FC Dallas, last season's MLS Cup finalist, will also participate in the Preliminary Round. Supporters' Shield winner L.A Galaxy and MLS Cup winner Colorado Rapids have berths in the Group Stage.

The CONCACAF Champions League is open to the leading teams from federations throughout North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

Monterrey won the 2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League last month, defeating Real Salt Lake, 3-2 on aggregate.

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