Dragon secured a first-ever Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League berth after defeating Aguila in the 2016 Salvadoran Clausura final. It was Dragon’s third domestic title, but first since 1953. The San Miguel-based club finished sixth in the regular-season season table with a 7W-7D-8L record for 28 points, qualifying for the playoffs by three points. In the postseason, Dragon survived a stern quarterfinal challenge from Juventud Independiente, advancing 3-2 on aggregate. In the semifinals, Luis Hernandez struck for the series’ only goal, netting in the 76th minute of a 1-0 second-leg win at Santa Tecla. Dragon also reached the Salvadoran Clausura final in 2014, ultimately falling to Isidro Metapan, 6-5 on penalty kicks, after a scoreless draw.