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CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEW FORMAT
CONCACAF expands club competition field, implements new Champions League format

The expanded CONCACAF club competitions platform will feature 31 club teams – increased from 24 -- beginning with the 2017/18 season. Sixteen clubs from countries around the region, including Canada, Mexico and the United States, Central America and the Caribbean, will compete in a concentrated CONCACAF Champions League to be disputed between February and May of each year.

PHASE ONE
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For the new club tournament, runner-up, third, and fourth place teams from from the 2017 Caribbean Club Championship, taking place in the first half of the year throughout the Caribbean, will join 13 qualifiers from across the Central American region – two each from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, and one from Belize. It is called the Scotiabank CONCACAF League (CL)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_CONCACAF_League

PHASE TWO
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The champion of the CL will qualify directly for the Champions League, to be played between February and May of 2018. There, that club will join 15 others – four qualifiers each from Mexico and the United States, the champion of the 2017 Caribbean Club Championship, the Canadian champion, and the overall champions of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama.

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The format of the new Champions League will mirror the first tournament, with eight home-and-away knockout pairings kicking off four rounds, culminating in the home-and-away Grand Final of the CONCACAF Champions League, which provides the Confederation champion with a berth in the FIFA Club World Cup. The league’s compact new design and dual-tournament format means all of the Confederation’s teams will be able to contest a full championship in a time period fully within one league season, so clubs can take home a trophy while beginning and ending a Champions League phase with the same group of players.

http://www.concacaf.com/article/concacaf...gue-format
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RE: CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEW FORMAT
A total of 16 teams participate in the Scotiabank CONCACAF League:

A total of 13 teams from six associations of the Central American Zone. Ordinarily, these teams would come from seven associations, but Guatemalan teams were excluded from this season's tournament.

A total of 3 teams from at most three associations of the Caribbean Zone.

Clubs may be disqualified and replaced by a club from another association if the club does not have an available stadium that meets CONCACAF regulations for safety. If a club's own stadium fails to meet the set standards then it may find a suitable replacement stadium within its own country. However, if it is still determined that the club cannot provide the adequate facilities then it runs the risk of being replaced.

The competition will have three Caribbean clubs and thirteen Central American clubs participating

Costa Rica: Santos de Guápiles; Alajuelense
Honduras: Honduras Progreso; Platense; Olimpia
Panama: Árabe Unido; Plaza Amador; Chorrillo
El Salvador: Alianza; Águila
Nicaragua: Real Estelí; Walter Ferretti
Belize: Belmopan Bandits
Trinidad and Tobago: San Juan Jabloteh; Central FC
Jamaica: Portmore United

The Round of 16 pairing for the 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League are as follows:
Santos de Guápiles Costa Rica 8–3 Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh
Chorrillo Panama 2–0 Honduras Honduras Progreso
Central Trinidad and Tobago 1–5 Panama Árabe Unido
Águila El Salvador 1–1 (4–3) Nicaragua Real Estelí
Olimpia Honduras 3–0 Costa Rica Alajuelense
Platense Honduras 2–4 El Salvador Alianza
Portmore United Jamaica 1–1 (4–5 p) Panama Plaza Amador
Walter Ferretti Nicaragua 5–1 Belize Belmopan Bandits

The Quarter-Final Round pairing for the 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League are as follows:
Chorrillo Panama 0–2 Costa Rica Santos de Guápiles
Águila El Salvador 1–2 Panama Árabe Unido
Alianza El Salvador 2–3 Honduras Olimpia
Walter Ferretti Nicaragua 1–2 Panama Plaza Amador


The Semi-Final Round pairing for the 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League are as follows:
Árabe Unido Panama 0–1 Costa Rica Santos de Guápiles
Plaza Amador Panama 2–8 Honduras Olimpia

The Final Round pairing for the 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League are as follows:
Olimpia Honduras vs. Costa Rica Santos de Guápiles
1st leg -19 Oct
2nd leg - 26 Oct
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RE: CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEW FORMAT
The CCL tournament currently employs a 16 team knockout format and is played between February and May.
Each round consists of a two-leg home-and-away series with the winner determined by aggregate goal differential.
Fifteen teams qualify automatically based on domestic performance, along with the winners of the CONCACAF League, played at the end of the previous calendar year.

A total of 16 teams participate in the CONCACAF Champions League:
- nine from the North American Zone (from three associations)
- at least five from the Central American Zone (the champions of Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, and El Salvador)
- at least one team from the Caribbean Zone (the champions of the CFU Club Championship).[8]
- the remaining berth goes the winners of the Scotiabank CONCACAF League, played between 13 teams from the Central American Zone and 3 from the Caribbean Zone.

TEAMS:
Mexico: UANL Tigres; Club América; Chivas Guadalajara; Tijuana XOLOS
Canada: Toronto FC
USA: Seattle Sounders FC; FC Dallas; New York Red Bulls; Colorado Rapids
Costa Rica: Saprissa; Herediano
Honduras: Motagua
Panama: Tauro
El Salvador: Santa Tecla
Dominican Republic: Cibao
CL winner: Olimpia Honduras or Costa Rica Santos de Guápiles
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RE: CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEW FORMAT
The CONCACAF Champions League Pots are set for the December 18 draw!
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RE: CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEW FORMAT
Round of 16

Cibao Dominican Republic vs Mexico Guadalajara Feb 20–22/Feb 27–Mar 1

Santa Tecla El Salvador vs United States Seattle Sounders FC Feb 20–22/Feb 27–Mar 1

Olimpia Honduras vs United States New York Red Bulls Feb 20–22/Feb 27–Mar 1

Motagua Honduras vs Mexico Tijuana Feb 20–22/Feb 27–Mar 1

Herediano Costa Rica vs Mexico UANL Feb 20–22/Feb 27–Mar 1

Colorado Rapids United States vs Canada Toronto FC Feb 20–22 Feb/27–Mar 1

Tauro Panama vs United States FC Dallas Feb 20–22/Feb 27–Mar 1

Saprissa Costa Rica vs Mexico América Feb 20–22/ Feb 27–Mar 1
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RE: CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEW FORMAT
MLS is doing well in Concacaf Champions League.
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So much so in fact, that sports paper RECORD deems it 'insulting and unacceptable'
that three MLS teams, (Toronto, New York Red Bulls and Seattle) beat three Liga MX teams (Tigres, Xolos, and Chivas) this week.
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RE: CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEW FORMAT
Those games were the first leg of each tie.

Red Bulls are in good shape because they won the first leg in Tijuana and get to play the second leg at home in New Jersey holding a 2-0 lead.

Seattle and Toronto won their first legs at home, so they're in good shape but have to play well in Mexico next week to close the deal.
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