Is your league’s championship more prestigious than the CCL championship?
Posted on April 14, 2011 9:53 pm
This is a question for all you CONCACAFers out there. Doesn’t matter which league you follow within this great region. You could be from Vancouver or Port-of-Spain, and all points in between.
So, is your league title more prestigious than the CCL crown? I’d think it’s a no-brainer. The CCL gets you to the CWC. It crowns you king of an entire continent. Therefore it’s bigger. But maybe some will (erroneously) disagree.
Let’s see, RSL fans this year have it right. They are feeling a giddiness and anticipation higher than the lead up to Seattle 2009. And rightfully so. Their opponent is hands-down, on paper, the top dog in North America.
The Galaxy, in 2009, were not.
Let’s look at last year. Pachuca fans really wanted to return to the CWC. Were they more excited than for their previous league titles? I think so, especially since it was imperative for them to erase the embarrassment of the previous CWCs (and they only added to their CWC FAIL legacy instead).
How about 2009? We had a club that was still relatively new to Cancun, and even though their fans went wild for their Fall 2007 league title, the CCL gave them a more transcendent happiness. This was a year where Europe produced the most impressive champion, arguably, in its history, and a chance to face them head-on was deliciously imminent. And they eventually did, plus held an early lead as well. It produced memories that will last a lifetime. So Atlante fans also had it right that CCL was a bigger prize.
So, CONCAheads, what say you on the matter? Let’s hear your reasoning.