It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Concacaf Champions League is here, and Extratime has your comprehensive #CCLfever guide to this year’s masochistic tournament, that is if you’re an MLS fan. Bring on the pain with team-by-team previews, Liga MX scouting reports from Goal.com’s Jon Arnold, some expert analysis by Sounders assistant coach Gonzalo Pineda and walks down memory lane -- #MLS4RSL, Cameron Porter and the Impact, Toronto FC’s giant-killing disappointment – to honor/mourn some of the tournament’s biggest moments. Finally, fever-induced predictions!

3:45 – First (gulp) MLS’s checkered history in the Concacaf Champions League

6:32 – What makes #CCLfever so special? Why should you go all-in?

15:46 – Cameron Porter’s goal, Frank Klopas’ thrusts, Montreal’s epic final run


18:49 – How does the bracket shake out? Which MLS team has the easiest path?

22:39 – INTERVIEW: Liga MX scouting reports with Goal.com’s Jon Arnold

40:27 – Toronto FC beat Tigres then Club America … then couldn’t make history

46:12 – INTERVIEW: Sounders’ assistant Gonzalo Pineda on CCL past and present

53:27 – #MLS4RSL: A historic first MLS run (that came just short) of the modern era

56:07 – Team-by-team capsules: How much to they care? … Why they’ll win … Seed the doubt

1:18:27 – OK, so is this actually the year? CCL predictions!

Direct download: CCL_preview_ETR.mp3
Category:Soccer -- posted at: 4:05pm EDT