Concacaf Champions Cup draw set; Nashville SC face Moca FC in Round One

The 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup draw has been set. 27 teams will compete in the knockout tournament, with the winner earning a spot in the FIFA Club World Cup.

Nashville SC have been drawn against Moca FC of the Dominican Republic. Moca were the most successful side in the now-defunct Primera División, with 11 titles. They currently compete in the Liga Dominicana de Fútbol, where they finished third in the 2023 season, with 28 points from 16 games.

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Moca are also making their Concacaf Champions League debut for the first time in their 52-year history. They qualified for the competition after finishing third place in the 2023 Caribbean Cup, losing to Surinamese side S.V. Robinhood in the semifinals before beating Jamaican outfit Harbor FC 3-2 on aggregate in the third-place series.

Nashville will travel to the Dominican Republic for the first leg, where they’ll play at the 4,000 seat Estadio Complejo Deportivo Moca 86. The venue has been Moca’s home since it opened in 1986, and was renovated in 2017.

Moca have played some of their bigger matches at Estadio Cibao. The 8,000 seat stadium is the home of their local rivals Cibao FC, and is one of the larger soccer venues in the country. The stadium famously hosted Violette AC’s stunning Round One upset of Austin FC in the Concacaf Champions League last year, and went viral do to the unique element of… having a giant tree right behind one of the goals.

The return leg will be played at Nashville’s Geodis Park. Dates and times for the Round One matches will be announced in the coming days.

Author: Ben Wrightis the Director of Soccer Content and a Senior MLS Contributor for Broadway Sports covering Nashville SC and the US National Team. Previously Ben was the editor and a founder of Speedway Soccer, where he has covered Nashville SC and their time in USL before journeying to Major League Soccer since 2018. Raised in Louisville, KY Ben grew up playing before a knee injury ended his competitive career. When he is not talking soccer he is probably producing music, drinking coffee or hanging out with his wife and kids. Mastodon

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