2020 CL/2021 CCL qualifiers [R]

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  1. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Monterrey's bet paid off handsomely: after the B-team won the 3rd-place match at the Club World Cup, they matched América blow-for-blow and outlasted them on penalties to claim the Apertura title.

    Now then, a quick grocery list of the remaining qualifiers in the next year:

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    Concacaf League

    - Belizean full-year champ (1)
    - Clausura champions from the rest of Central America (6)
    - One more team each from the five biggest CentAm leagues, i.e. everyone but Nicaragua and Belize (5)
    - Caribbean Club Championship runner-up, 3rd-placer and 4th/semi-pro playoff winner (3)

    Concacaf Champions League

    - Mexican Clausura finalists (2)
    - MLS Champ, Supporters Shield, opposite-conference winner, US Open Cup winner (4)
    - Canadian Championship winner (1)
    - Caribbean Club Championship winner (1)
    - CL qualifiers (6)

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    2021 CCL Qualifiers

    1. CF Monterrey [MEX1]
    2. Club América [MEX2 or MEX3]

    2020 CL Qualifiers

    1. Forge [CAN1 or CAN2]
    2. Olimpia [HON1 or HON2]
    3. Tauro [PAN1 or PAN2]
    4. Herediano [CRC1 or CRC2]
    5. Real Estelí [NCA1 or NCA2]
    6. Alianza [SLV1 or SLV2]
    7. Municipal [GUA1 or GUA2]
     
  2. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As the Clausura seasons get out the gate in Mexico and Central America, it is worth noting that we could have a qualifier sooner rather than later:



    Alajuelense built up a healthy lead in the Apertura regular season, and finished runner-up in the league for good measure (although that was unnecessary for our purporses, Costa Rica does not give preferences to runners-up for the last berth). As soon as they claim first place in the full-year table, or are uncatchable for everyone save Herediano, they'll seal their long-overdue return to the continental stage.
     
  3. Paul Calixte

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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Concacaf has published the Caribbean Club Championship schedule, with Jamaica hosting the group stage:

     
  4. 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 interested, Concacaf is showing the Caribbean Championship live on Facebook.
     
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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We were heading for the dreaded 3-way tie in Group A of the Caribbean Club Championship...but Waterhouse had other ideas, crushing Don Bosco 3-0 to move on to the Finals along with Cibao.
     
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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Atlético Pantoja cleaned house in their group, dropping Portmore United and Arcahaie FC by a combined 6-0 to reach the Finals...and guarantee that at least one Dominican side will be playing continental ball next season.
     
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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Orlando City SC
    Apr 30, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And at the lower level, Concacaf just completed the draw for the semi-pro Caribbean Club Shield:

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    The tournament will take place in Curaçao from April 3-12. The group winners move on directly to the semifinals; the champion will take on the fourth-place team from the Caribbean Club Championship for the last Concacaf League berth.

    It's worth noting that a Puerto Rican club will participate for the first time in ages...while Trinidad and Tobago has sat out of Caribbean tournaments for the third year running.
     

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