Suchitepequez became the seventh different team from Guatemala to earn a Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League berth, when it overcame Comunicaciones in the 2016 Clausura final. The Venados also finished first in the regular-season standings with a 12W-3D-7L record for 39 points, three more than second-place Municipal. With Antigua GFC winning the 2015 Apertura crown, both of Guatemala’s Champions League representatives will be competing in the tournament for the first time. The domestic title was Suchitepequez’s second, after winning it previously in 1983. Forward Domingo Omar Zalazar led the team in scoring during the Clausura with 11 goals.