2019 CONCACAF League

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  1. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Forge FC* will play vs Antigua GFC in the preliminary round.

    The winner will play against Olimpia of Honduras

    *Assuming Forge FC is the Canadian representative
     
  2. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As the worse seed, Forge will have the first leg at home for at least three rounds if they get that far, with hosting in the Semifinals and Final determined by results in the previous rounds. If Forge beats Antigua GFC and Olimpia, their Quarterfinal opponent will also be from Honduras or Guatemala. It will be Marathon of Honduras or Comunicaciones or Guastatoya of Guatemala. Possible Semifinal opponents include Saprissa of Costa Rica and Tauro and Independiente of Panama.
     
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  3. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    I could see Canada2 (Forge or otherwise) getting past Antigua GFC.

    Getting past Olimpia will be much more difficult. Olimpia have done pretty well in the CCL over the years.
     
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  4. CANPRO

    CANPRO Member+

    Dec 23, 2002
    Too bad Calgary isn't eligible.
     
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  5. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    Especially this year as this will be our one chance to send the in-form top team from the CPL. In the future they will face the same problem as everyone else which is that it is last year's champion, who may have made major player changes, that gets to compete.
     
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  6. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    I'm not sure who you mean by "everyone else". Most of the teams in the CONCACAF League just qualified in May or June. They might be making changes before July/August but they aren't, for the most part, last year's champions.
     
  7. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    You are, of course, correct. I was actually thinking of the CCL where, for example, all the MLS teams are last year's winners.
     
  8. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    #8 newtex, Jun 4, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2019
    And that is also changing. The MLS teams in the 2020 spring CCL will be determined in the fall of 2019. I believe that they will be the last 4 teams determined for the tournament.

    EDIT: I really messed that up. A lot of the 2020 CCL teams will be determined in the fall of 2019.
    August: U.S. Open Cup winner
    September: Canadian Championship winner
    October: CONCACAF League qualifiers
    October: MLS Supporter Shield and opposite conference winner
    November: MLS Cup winner

    The only teams determined before that will be the Mexican entrants who are already known since they qualified from the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 seasons and the Caribbean Club champion which was determined in May of 2019.
     
  9. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The last CCL Group Stage started on August 2, 2016. Having the previous MLS season qualify clubs was a lot of lag. Having the 2019 MLS season qualify clubs for the 2020 CCL that I'm assuming will start in February is much less lag, and the time from start to end of the CCL is the shortest of any confederation.
     
  10. Goaler

    Goaler Member

    Bristol City, Slavia Prague, Pacific FC, AS Roma, Atletico Madrid, Vancouver Whitecaps, Philadelphia Union
    England
    Apr 11, 2007
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Forge are the 6th ranked club by elo going into this.
     
  11. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Forge are lacking a true striker unfortunately but the midfield is strong and deep
     
  12. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  13. Goaler

    Goaler Member

    Bristol City, Slavia Prague, Pacific FC, AS Roma, Atletico Madrid, Vancouver Whitecaps, Philadelphia Union
    England
    Apr 11, 2007
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Kinda like Liverpool.
     
  14. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

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

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Another milestone by the Canadian Premier League

    (CAN) Forge FC just defeated (GUA)Antigua GFC 2-1 in CONCACAF League in Hamilton, Ontario

    Antigua seemed one step ahead of Forge in the 1st half with the goal by Pacheco

    Forge FC responded immediately at the beginning of the 2nd half with a goal from Daniel Krutzen

    Then during stoppage time, David Choiniere scores coming off the bench

    Forge played a much better game in the second half while having the majority of the possession throughout the game.

    The return leg is next week in Guatemala. Winner will face (HON) Olimpia in the Quarterfinals.
     
  16. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    2 CPL players are featuring the XI of the week in CONCACAF League.
    IMG_20190803_115431.jpg
     
  17. Goaler

    Goaler Member

    Bristol City, Slavia Prague, Pacific FC, AS Roma, Atletico Madrid, Vancouver Whitecaps, Philadelphia Union
    England
    Apr 11, 2007
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Czechia
    Massive for Choiniere, he's barely played this season, going to be harder for Bobby to keep him on the bench now.
     
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  18. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

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

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
     
  20. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    An excellent result for Hamilton. I hope they continue to be successful as the level of competition increases in round two.
     
  21. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Highlights from the Forge - Antigua Game
     
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  22. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The highlights show chances for both clubs, so without seeing statistics I would guess that neither club dominated. Forge almost won in stoppage time with a shot off the post and the rebound stopped by a defender on the goal line. Antigua had a shot go a little wide.
     
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  23. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

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

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  25. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Forge showed good defense. I'm not expecting them to score much in Honduras, but they could advance with a draw. A 0-0 or 1-1 second leg is possible, and if they score first to get an away goal, Olimpia needs to score 3 to advance since Forge would advance with a 2-1 loss (or 3-2 and so on). The Round of 16 series that faces Forge or Olimpia also started with the home club winning by 1 in Comunicaciones 2-1 Guastatoya. I think the winner of Santa Tecla vs. San Carlos has a good chance at being one of the worst two Quarterfinalists who don't qualify for the Champions League. If Forge reaches the Semifinals, they will probably face the most recent non-Mexican champion in Saprissa (who won the 2005 Champions Cup) or the only club from outside Mexico and USA to reach the 2019 Champions League Quarterfinals in Independiente. The Quarterfinal first legs are four weeks after the Round of 16 second legs, so we will have to wait to find out.
     

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