2019 CL/2020 CCL qualifiers [R]

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  1. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
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    Canada
    The Canadian Premier League revealed their kits last night. One of them, the winner of the 2019 Spring Season will represent Canada at the 2019 CONCACAF League.
     
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  2. dinamo_zagreb

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    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
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    Croatia
    #52 dinamo_zagreb, Apr 7, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2019
    Dominican Republic FA did not register their teams on time and Trinidad and Tobago FA did not properly execute licencing criteria so this year's Caribbean Championship will only feature two Jamaican and two Haitian teams. :laugh: I wonder what format will they use. I'd love to see two home-away knockout rounds.

    I see that T&T was supposed to send their 2017 season teams. Between 2017 season and competition they qualified to via that edition they played full (2018) season which will qualify teams for 2020. Why, God, why?

    Winner will qualify to CCL, rest of the teams to CL - worst will actually take part in playoff against Caribbean Shield winner (which kicked off in Curacao this week).
     
  3. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hahahahahahahahaha

    So Haiti will get at least one team in the Concacaf League by default :p
     
  4. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wikipedia says that there will be a different outcome for all four clubs. Second place will go to the Concacaf League Round of 16, and third place will go to the Concacaf League Preliminary Round. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Caribbean_Club_Shield says the Club Shield is in progress. The Group Stage was on April 5, 7, and 9. The Quarterfinals are April 11, the Semifinals are April 13, and the Final is April 15. The games are in Willemstad, Curacao. Wikipedia does not have the bracket, but here are the Quarterfinalists:

    Santiago de Cuba
    Moulien (Guadeloupe)
    Village Superstars (St. Kitts and Nevis)
    Club Franciscain (Martinique)
    Jong Holland (Curacao)
    Weymouth Wales (Barbados)
    Hoppers (Antigua and Barbuda)
    Robinhood (Suriname)
     
  5. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [​IMG]

    As best the ticos themselves understand it (and yes, I asked :D ), Saprissa have qualified for the Concacaf League on the strength of winning the full-year table, finishing runner-up in the Apertura for good measure. No one has any clue for what continental tournament (if any!) the summer Torneo de Copa winner will qualify.

    2020 CCL Qualifiers

    1. Cruz Azul [MEX2 or MEX3]
    2. Club América [MEX1]

    2019 CL Qualifiers

    1. Tauro [PAN1 or PAN2]
    2. CD Guastatoya [GUA1 or GUA2]
    3. Managua FC [NCA]
    4. Santa Tecla FC [SLV1 or SLV2]
    5. Motagua [HON1 or HON2]
    6. Herediano [CRC1 or CRC2]
    7. Deportivo Saprissa [CRC1, CRC2 or CRC3]
     
  6. dinamo_zagreb

    dinamo_zagreb Member+

    Jun 27, 2010
    San Jose, CA / Zagreb, Croatia
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    Chaos. :laugh:

    It's a hard thing to choose what confederation, along with its members, is worse - CONCACRAP or CONMEBOL.
     
  7. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #58 Paul Calixte, Apr 28, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2019
    Hey everyone, May's just around the corner, so...it's time for another CL/CCL qualifying roundup!

    North America

    Canada: The Voyageurs' Cup doesn't kick off until mid-May; and the CanPL just kicked off yesterday, with no matches yet between the CL-eligible sides.

    USA: Long way to go...

    Mexico: Both Apertura finalists made the Clausura playoffs, so there's a chance we could be looking at a hand-me down situation. Specifically, Cruz Azul winning the Clausura would slip Pumas in as the best team from the Apertura not yet qualified, while Cruz Azul doing what they do best (finish runner-up...sigh) or América showing up in the Final would get runaway Clausura leaders León back on the continental stage.

    Central America

    Belize: It's all over as far as we're concerned: Belmopan Bandits won the full-year table. Not going to bother with the calculations: Verdes were the only side to finish in the same area code in the Opening Season, and they fell a point short in the Closing Season, so the Bandits will have another crack at the CL.

    Guatemala: Apertura runners-up Comunicaciones will seal their return to the continental stage as soon as Cobán Imperial - 2nd in the full-year table and Clausura regular-season leaders - fall in the playoffs.

    El Salvador: The Clausura playoffs are ahead...but Apertura runner-up Alianza won the full-year table, so they'll be back in the CL.

    Honduras: Apertura runner-up Olimpia knew that it's just not Concacaf without them, so they won the full-year table to guarantee their return ahead of the Clausura playoffs.

    Nicaragua: Managua and Real Estelí are head-and-shoulders above the rest, with two matches to go before the playoffs.

    [​IMG]

    Costa Rica:

    [​IMG]

    San Carlos won the Clausura regular season, so they'll either win the Round 2 playoffs or face the Round 2 winner in the Final. The norteños will qualify for the Concacaf League so long as Pérez Zeledón don't win the Clausura.

    Panama: Costa del Este fell like a brick, going from Apertura regular-season leaders to failing to reach the Clausura playoffs entirely. Haven't done the calculations yet (unless a kind soul can direct me to the full-year/relegation table), but their chances of reaching the CL are suboptimal.

    Caribbean

    It all comes down to a week in Jamaica, with SV Robinhood waiting for the worst finisher from the Caribbean Championship group for the last CL spot.

    2020 CCL Qualifiers

    1. Cruz Azul [MEX2 or MEX3]
    2. Club América [MEX1]

    2019 CL Qualifiers

    1. Tauro [PAN1 or PAN2]
    2. CD Guastatoya [GUA1 or GUA2]
    3. Managua FC [NCA]
    4. Santa Tecla FC [SLV1 or SLV2]
    5. Motagua [HON1 or HON2]
    6. Herediano [CRC1 or CRC2]
    7. Deportivo Saprissa [CRC1 or CRC3]
    8. Belmopan Bandits [BLZ]
    9. Alianza [SLV1 or SLV3]
    10. Olimpia [HON1 or HON3]
     
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  9. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [​IMG]

    2020 CCL Qualifiers

    1. Cruz Azul [MEX2 or MEX3]
    2. Club América [MEX1]

    2019 CL Qualifiers

    1. Tauro [PAN1 or PAN2]
    2. CD Guastatoya [GUA1 or GUA2]
    3. Managua FC [NCA1]
    4. Santa Tecla FC [SLV1 or SLV2]
    5. Motagua [HON1 or HON2]
    6. Herediano [CRC1 or CRC2]
    7. Deportivo Saprissa [CRC1 or CRC3]
    8. Belmopan Bandits [BLZ]
    9. Alianza [SLV1 or SLV3]
    10. Olimpia [HON1 or HON3]
     
  10. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For anyone following the Costa Rican league playoffs, UNAFUT has published a useful explanation of how they work. The most important takeaway is that the away-goals rule is in effect for all of Round 2 (semifinals and Final), but does not apply if there's a Round-3 Final b/w San Carlos and the R2 winner.
     
  11. Robert Borden

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    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    #61 Robert Borden, May 4, 2019
    Last edited: May 4, 2019
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  12. Robert Borden

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    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    FC Emonton beats Valour FC 2-1

    Canada CONCACAF League Qualifiers
    1. FC Edmonton 3pts
    2. Valour FC 0 pts
    3. Forge FC 0 pts
     
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  13. Paul Calixte

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    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    Had no idea Edwini-Bonsu was still in Canada :D
     
  14. Paul Calixte

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    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  15. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So I have to correct the list of qualifiers: I had the chance to catch up with a classmate from the University of Costa Rica recently, and he explained that the Torneo de Copa will be used to determine the last qualifier for this year's Concacaf League. So the Clausura finalists - San Carlos and Saprissa - will have to grab the title or wait for June to try and grab the last ticket.

    2020 CCL Qualifiers

    1. Cruz Azul [MEX2 or MEX3]
    2. Club América [MEX1]

    2019 CL Qualifiers

    1. Tauro [PAN1 or PAN2]
    2. CD Guastatoya [GUA1 or GUA2]
    3. Managua FC [NCA]
    4. Santa Tecla FC [SLV1 or SLV2]
    5. Motagua [HON1 or HON2]
    6. Herediano [CRC1 or CRC2]
    7. Belmopan Bandits [BLZ]
    8. Alianza [SLV1 or SLV3]
    9. Olimpia [HON1 or HON3]
     
  16. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The squads for the Caribbean Championship have been announced, and two things stand out for me:

    1) By a quick count, fewer than 10 of the participants are on the wrong side of 30, i.e. all four participants are coming in with young squads.

    2) There is only one foreigner participating, a Surinamese player on Portmore United.
     
  17. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #67 Paul Calixte, May 13, 2019
    Last edited: May 13, 2019
    Costa Rican newspaper La Nación noticed that everyone and their mother was confused as to how Concacaf League qualification was going to work this season, so they prepared a helpful explainer.

    The tl;dr version is that nothing changed from last year's qualification process: no Torneo de Copa and no preference for runners-up, with remaining berths handed down the full-year table. This means that Saprissa are guaranteed to qualify; San Carlos, OTOH, have to win the Clausura or they'll watch the last berth fall down the table to Alajuelense.

    Meanwhile, the Mexican Clausura quarterfinals wrapped up...and the semifinal between regular-season leader León and América means that the former is now guaranteed Champions League participation. The last Mexican qualifier will emerge from Monterrey, as the other semifinal will be a rematch of this year's CCL decider :eek:

    In Guatemala, Guastatoya won the full-year table to claim the country's top seed. They will face Antigua in the semifinals, while Malacateco will take on Cobán Imperial.

    And in the Caribbean...



    Finally, for our reference:



    The Panamanian Clausura play-in round/quarterfinals will take place tomorrow.

    2020 CCL Qualifiers

    1. Cruz Azul [MEX3]
    2. Club América [MEX1]
    3. Club León [MEX2 or MEX4]

    2019 CL Qualifiers

    1. Tauro [PAN1 or PAN2]
    2. CD Guastatoya [GUA1]
    3. Managua FC [NCA1]
    4. Santa Tecla FC [SLV1 or SLV2]
    5. Motagua [HON1 or HON2]
    6. Herediano [CRC1 or CRC2]
    7. Deportivo Saprissa [CRC1 or CRC3]
    8. Belmopan Bandits [BLZ]
    9. Alianza [SLV1 or SLV3]
    10. Olimpia [HON1 or HON3]
     
  18. Robert Borden

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    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    #68 Robert Borden, May 13, 2019
    Last edited: May 13, 2019
    This week in Canada

    Canadian Championship 1st round
    Wednesday 7pm E.T

    1. Vaughan Azzuri (League 1 Ontario) vs. HFX Wanderers (Canadian Premier League)
    2. Cavalry FC (Canadian Premier League) vs. Pacific FC (Canadian Premier League)
    3. AS Blainville (Première Ligue de Soccer du Québec) vs. York 9 FC (Canadian Premier League)
    CONCACAF League Qualifiers
    Valour FC vs. Forge FC
    (Thursday, 8pm E.T)

    Current Standing
    1. FC Edmonton 3pts
    2. Valour FC 0 pts
    3. Forge FC 0 pts
     
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  19. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #69 Paul Calixte, May 14, 2019
    Last edited: May 15, 2019




    The CCL berth comes down to the last match on Thursday, with Portmore United just needing the draw to claim the Caribbean club title.

    Time to summon @EvanJ : have Portmore ever played in a Concacaf championship before (i.e. not counting the Concacaf League)? I want to say yes, but can't remember exactly.

    2020 CCL Qualifiers

    1. Cruz Azul [MEX3]
    2. Club América [MEX1]
    3. Club León [MEX2 or MEX4]

    2019 CL Qualifiers

    1. Tauro [PAN1 or PAN2]
    2. CD Guastatoya [GUA1]
    3. Managua FC [NCA1]
    4. Santa Tecla FC [SLV1 or SLV2]
    5. Motagua [HON1 or HON2]
    6. Herediano [CRC1 or CRC2]
    7. Deportivo Saprissa [CRC1 or CRC3]
    8. Belmopan Bandits [BLZ]
    9. Alianza [SLV1 or SLV3]
    10. Olimpia [HON1 or HON3]
    11. Waterhouse FC (JAM) [CFU1, CFU2 or CFU3]
    12. Portmore United (JAM) [CFU1 or CFU2]
     
  20. EvanJ

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    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #70 EvanJ, May 15, 2019
    Last edited: May 15, 2019
    Portmore United won the 2005 CFU Club Championship to qualify for the 2006 Champions Cup (hereafter CCC). I knew they played in a CCC, and I looked up what year. They played their CCC "home" game in Houston and lost 2-1 to Club America. Club America won 5-2 at home for a 7-3 aggregate. Club America won that CCC and finished fourth in the CWC by beating Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, losing to Barcelona, and losing to Al-Ahly.
     
  21. Robert Borden

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    Chelsea
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    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  22. Robert Borden

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    Canada
  23. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    So Saprissa will have to start in the prelims in July :ROFLMAO:

    2020 CCL Qualifiers

    1. Cruz Azul [MEX3]
    2. Club América [MEX1]
    3. Club León [MEX2 or MEX4]

    2019 CL Qualifiers

    1. Tauro [PAN1 or PAN2]
    2. CD Guastatoya [GUA1]
    3. Managua FC [NCA1]
    4. Santa Tecla FC [SLV1 or SLV2]
    5. Motagua [HON1 or HON2]
    6. Herediano [CRC1]
    7. Deportivo Saprissa [CRC3]
    8. Belmopan Bandits [BLZ]
    9. Alianza [SLV1 or SLV3]
    10. Olimpia [HON1 or HON3]
    11. Waterhouse FC (JAM) [CFU1, CFU2 or CFU3]
    12. Portmore United (JAM) [CFU1 or CFU2]
    13. AD San Carlos [CRC2]
     
  24. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    Current Standing

    1. Forge FC 3 pts +2
    2. FC Edmonton 3 pts +1
    3. Valour FC 0 pts

    And on the immediate front...



    So Real Hope FA will have to square up with SV Robinhood for the last CL berth available.

    2020 CCL Qualifiers

    1. Cruz Azul [MEX3]
    2. Club América [MEX1]
    3. Club León [MEX2 or MEX4]

    2019 CL Qualifiers

    1. Tauro [PAN1 or PAN2]
    2. CD Guastatoya [GUA1]
    3. Managua FC [NCA1]
    4. Santa Tecla FC [SLV1 or SLV2]
    5. Motagua [HON1 or HON2]
    6. Herediano [CRC1]
    7. Deportivo Saprissa [CRC3]
    8. Belmopan Bandits [BLZ]
    9. Alianza [SLV1 or SLV3]
    10. Olimpia [HON1 or HON3]
    11. Waterhouse FC (JAM) [CFU1, CFU2 or CFU3]
    12. Portmore United (JAM) [CFU1 or CFU2]
    13. AD San Carlos [CRC2]
    14. AS Capoise (HAI) [CF2 or CFU3]
     
  25. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    2020 CCL Qualifiers

    1. Cruz Azul [MEX3]
    2. Club América [MEX1]
    3. Club León [MEX2 or MEX4]
    4. Portmore United (JAM) [CFU1]

    2019 CL Qualifiers

    1. Tauro [PAN1 or PAN2]
    2. CD Guastatoya [GUA1]
    3. Managua FC [NCA1]
    4. Santa Tecla FC [SLV1 or SLV2]
    5. Motagua [HON1 or HON2]
    6. Herediano [CRC1]
    7. Deportivo Saprissa [CRC3]
    8. Belmopan Bandits [BLZ]
    9. Alianza [SLV1 or SLV3]
    10. Olimpia [HON1 or HON3]
    11. Waterhouse FC (JAM) [CFU2]
    12. AD San Carlos [CRC2]
    13. AS Capoise (HAI) [CFU3]
     

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