Atlanta United will play in the CONCACAF Champions League for the first time.
MLS Cup host Atlanta United has been drawn against Costa Rican opposition in the CONCACAF Champions League's Round of 16, while its opponents in Saturday's championship decider, Portland Timbers, know that victory at Mercedes-Benz Stadium will set up a tie against opponents from Dominican Republic.
Regardless of whether it wins or loses vs. Portland, Atlanta will take on CD Herediano. Should the Timbers claim their second MLS Cup in four years, they will meet Club Atletico Pantoja. If they do not,…