Club: CF Monterrey
City: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
Stadium: Estadio Tecnologico
Manager: Victor Manuel Vucetich
Qualification method: 2012 Mexican Clausura runner-up
Previous CONCACAF Champions League appearances: 2010-11 (champion), 2011-12 (champion)
Honors: CONCACAF Champions League - 2 (2010-11, 2011-12); Mexico league - 4 (1986, 2003, 2009, 2010); Copa Mexico - 1 (1991); CONCACAF Cup Winners Cup - 1 (1993).
Official website: http://rayados.com
Monterrey returns to the CONCACAF Champions League in search of a third consecutive title. Last year, Los Rayados defeated Santos Laguna in the two-legged final after beating Major League Soccer side Real Salt Lake in the 2010-11 finals. Santos Laguna received a measure of revenge by beating Monterrey in the Clausura final. Monterrey is led by Chilean forwad Humberto Suazo, who won the 2011-12 CONCACAF Champions League Golden Boot Award, as well as Argentine Neri Cardozo, Aldo de Nigris, defender Ricardo Osorio and goalkeeper Jonathan Orozco. Monterrey plays at 32,000-seat Estadio Tecnologico, the second oldest stadium in Mexico after Estadio Azul and a 1986 World Cup venue. Plans are in the works for the club to move to Estadio de Futbol Monterrey in Guadalupe, a 50,000-seat stadium patterned after Wembley Stadium in England and Aviva Stadium in Ireland. The team is owned by FEMSA, the largest beverage company in Mexico and Mexican Victor Manuel Vucetich is the manager, the club's 25th since 1962. He has won five league championships with four different teams and went 12-for-12 in finals until Monterrey fell to Santos Laguna in the Clausura championship on May 21.