Montréal, which reached the quarterfinals during their last appearance in 2020, will compete in the CCL for the fifth time in club history.
As reward for finishing atop the Western Conference, the Colorado Rapids will take their place among the continent's elite for the fourth time in their history. The Rapids had to do it the hard way, leapfrogging Sporting Kansas City and the Seattle Sounders on Decision Day thanks to a 5-2 win over LAFC.
Despite a 1-1 draw at Vancouver Whitecaps FC that cost them the No. 1 seed in the West, Seattle will be in 2022's CCL as reward for having the next-best regular-season record outside of the Rapids and the already-qualified Supporters' Shield winners New England Revolution.
The Sounders' spot was made available by U.S. Soccer after the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup was canceled for a second year running due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
One more spot from the US and Canada remains to be decided and will be occupied by the winners of MLS Cup on Dec. 11. If that team has already qualified for CCL then the spot will go to the team with the next-best regular-season record, which would be Sporting Kansas City.
2022 Concacaf Champions League places from the US and Canada:
- New England Revolution (2021 MLS Supporters' Shield winners)
- Colorado Rapids (2021 MLS Western Conference regular-season winners)
- Seattle Sounders (Team with the next-best MLS regular-season record)
- CF Montréal (2021 Canadian Championship winners)
- 2021 MLS Cup champions