Club: Toronto FC (CAN)
Stadium: BMO Field
Manager: Paul Mariner
Qualification method: 2012 Amway Canadian Championship winner
Previous CONCACAF Champions League appearances: 2009-10 (Preliminary Round), 2010-11 (Group Stage), 2011-12 (Semifinals)
Honors: Canadian Championship - 4 (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Official website: http://torontofc.ca
Toronto FC makes its fourth straight trip to the CONCACAF Champions League after winning the Canadian championship by beating fellow Major League Soccer squad Vancouver Whitecaps for a second consecutive year. While Toronto has yet to reach the Major League Soccer playoffs, there has been success in the CONCACAF Champions League. Last year, TFC upset the Los Angeles Galaxy in the quarterfinals, drawing 2-2 in front of a club-record crowd of 47,658 at Rogers Centre in the opening leg and winning 2-1 at the Home Depot Center in the second leg. Toronto FC drew Santos Laguna in the opening leg of the semifinals before falling 6-2 in the second leg. The first Canadian squad in Major League Soccer, Toronto FC is owned by Maple Leaf Sport and Entertainment, which also operates the National Hockey League's Toronto Maple Leafs, the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association and the Toronto Marlies of the minor league American Hockey League. Englishman Paul Mariner replaced Aron Winter as manager on June 7, the seventh coach in the club's six-year history. The club features German midfielder Torsten Frings, as well as French striker Eric Hassli.