• Wednesday May 31, 2017

    2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League: Teams at a Glance

    Action from the 2017 Caribbean Club Championship game between Central FC and Portmore United (blue jersey). Both sides are also competing in the 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League. (Photo: CA-Images)

    MIAMI – With the draw for the inaugural Scotiabank CONCACAF League set to take place Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. ET, at the Hilton Miami Airport Hotel, CONCACAF.com takes a look at each of the 16 qualifiers, which come from eight countries throughout Central America and the Caribbean.  

    BELIZE

    Belmopan Bandits

    Qualification Method: 2016 Opening champion and 2017 Closing champion 

    - CONCACAF Champions League appearances: 0

    - Belize titles: 7 (2017 Clausura)  

    COSTA RICA 

    Alajuelense

    Qualification Method: non-champion with best aggregate record in 2016/17 season 

    - CONCACAF club titles: 2 (2-Champions Cup: 1986, 2004)

    - Champions League appearances: 5-2008/09, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15

    - Champions League record: 13W-6D-9L (34GF, 31GA)

    - Costa Rica titles: 26 (last: 2013 Invierno) 

    Santos de Guapiles

    Qualification Method: non-champion with 2nd best aggregate record in 2016/17 season 

    - CONCACAF Champions League appearances: 0

    - never won Costa Rican title

    - since 2000, finished as runner-up twice in Costa Rican league   

    EL SALVADOR 

    Alianza FC

    Qualification Method: 2016 Apertura runner-up, non-champion with best aggregate record in 2016/17 season 

    - CONCACAF club titles: 1 (1-Champions Cup: 1967)

    - Champions League appearances: 2-2011/12, 2016/17

    - Champions League record: 1W-2D-3L (5GF, 6GA)

    - El Salvador titles: 11 (last: 2015 Apertura)  

    Aguila

    Qualification Method: non-champion with 2nd best aggregate record in 2016/17 season

    - CONCACAF club titles: 1 (1-Champions Cup: 1976)

    - Champions League appearances: 1-2012/13

    - Champions League record: 0W-0D-4L (1GF, 17GA)

    - El Salvador titles: 15 (last: 2012 Clausura)   

    HONDURAS 

    Honduras Progreso

    Qualification Method: runner up with best aggregate record in 2016/17 season

    - Champions League appearances: 1-2016/17

    - Champions League record: 2W-1D-1L (4GF, 4GA)

    - Best CONCACAF Champions League result: 2-1 home win v Pumas on September 15, 2016.

    - Honduras titles: 1 (last: 2015 Apertura)  

    Platense

    Qualification Method: 2016 Apertura runner-up, runner-up with second best aggregate record 

    - Champions League appearances: 0

    - competed twice in CONCACAF Champions Cup

    - Honduras titles: 2 (last: 2001 Clausura)

    - Finished as runner-up to Motagua in 2016 Apertura, best finish since 2002 Apertura 

    Olimpia

    Qualification Method: non-finalist with best aggregate record in 2016/17 season

    - CONCACAF club titles: 2 (2-Champions Cup: 1972, 1988)

    - Champions League appearances: 9-2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17

    - Champions League record: 18W-8D-14L (65GF, 45GA)

    - Only team to qualify for all nine Champions League editions

    - Fifth-most points of any team Champions League history (62), trailing only Mexican powers Cruz Azul (106), Santos (95), Monterrey (87) and Pachuca (64)

    - Honduras titles: 34 (last: 2016 Clausura)  

    JAMAICA 

    Portmore United

    Qualification Method: 2017 Caribbean Club Championship, 3rd place 

    - Champions League appearances: 0

    - Caribbean Club Championship titles: 1 (2005)

    - Prevailed over two-time defending champion Central FC (Trinidad & Tobago) in 2017 Caribbean Club Championship third place match on penalty kicks, 5-3, after a 2-2 draw

    - Jamaica titles: 6 (last: 2011/12)   

    NICARAGUA 

    Real Esteli

    Qualification Method: 2016 Apertura champion and 2017 Clausura champion 

    - Champions League appearances: 6-2008/09, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2016/17

    - Champions League record: 0W-7D-13L (9GF, 30GA)

    - Nicaragua titles: 14 (last: 2016/17)  

    Walter Ferretti

    Qualification Method: non-champion with best aggregate record in 2016-17 season 

    - Champions League appearances: 0

    - CONCACAF Champions League record: 0W-0D-4L (2GF, 8GA)

    - Nicaragua titles: 4 (last: 2015)  

    PANAMA 

    Arabe Unido

    Qualification Method: 2016 Apertura champion, champion with 2nd best aggregate record in 2016/17 season 

    - Champions League appearances: 5-2009/10, 2010/11, 2013/14, 2015/16, 2016/17

    - Champions League record: 15W-2D-15L (45GF, 48GA)

    - Panama titles: 13 (last: 2016 Apertura)  

    Plaza Amador

    Qualification Method: 2016 Apertura Runner-up, finalist with 2nd best aggregate record 

    - Champions League appearances: 1-2016/17

    - Champions League record: 1W-1D-2L (3GF, 6GA)

    - Panamanian titles: 6 (last: 2016 Clausura)  

    Chorrillo FC

    Qualification Method: non-finalist with best aggregate record in 2016-17 season 

    - Champions League appearances: 2-2012/2013, 2015/16

    - Champions League record: 1W-1D-6L (4GF, 20GA)

    - Panamanian titles: 2 (last: 2014 Clausura)  

    TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

    San Juan Jabloteh

    Qualification Method: 2017 Caribbean Club Championship, Runner-up 

    - Champions League appearances: 2-2009/10, 2010/11

    - Champions League record: 1W-0D-9L (7GF, 25GA)

    - Caribbean Club Championship titles: 1 (2003)

    - Lost to Cibao FC (Dominican Republic) in 2017 Caribbean Club Championship final, 1-0

    - Trinidad & Tobago titles: 4 (last: 2008)  

    Central FC

    Qualification Method: 2017 Caribbean Club Championship, 4th place 

    - Champions League appearances: 2-2015/16, 2016/17

    - Champions League record: 1W-2D-5L (7GF, 17GA)

    - Caribbean Club Championship titles: 2 (2015, 2016)

    - Fell to Portmore United (Jamaica) in 2017 Caribbean Club Championship third place match on penalty kicks, 5-3, after a 2-2 draw

    - Trinidad & Tobago titles: 3 (last: 2016/17)

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