Champions League Playoff Qualifier Draw Preview

The latest round of CL qualifiers have been completed, and the draw that will determine who we play in our playoff happens tomorrow. I realize that I’m writing a PREVIEW for a DRAW for a QUALIFIER for the Champions League, but it’s worth looking at (and apparently bigger news to me than Cigarini passing his physical–anyone want to write a post about Cigarini?). The 5 teams (including ourselves) in pot 1 are:

Sevilla

Werder Bremen

Tottenham Hotspurs

Ajax

Zenit

And the teams in pot 2 to be paired with the above are:

Auxerre

Dinamo Kiev

Sampdoria

Sporting Braga

Young Boys Berna

I guess it goes without saying that the team we’d most like to avoid is Kiev, who knocked us out of the CL last year, and who has been playing in the league for a month now, and who would add approximately 10,000 miles of commute to our already busy August. The draw is set for 5am Central US time, so everybody weigh in tonight on who you most hope to see in the next round, and then make your thoughts known in the comments: