CONCACAF is the Confederation of North, Central American, and Caribbean Association Football.
The winner qualifies for the quarter finals of the FIFA Club World Cup
Expand upon the importance of this.
Started in 2000.
All European Champions since 07/08. (Sao Paulo won 05/06, Internacional 06/07[bra]).
16 team single elimination format
10 teams qualify for performance within their leagues - qualifications discussed later
4 clubs from Mexico
4 clubs from US
1 club from canada
1 club from caribbean zone
qualify via the CFU Club Championship
6 teams from the previous CONCACAF League season
two losing semi finalist
two best quarter finalists
Best aggregate score over 2 games, one home and one away
away goals are the tie breaker
PK Shootout will result in a tie with equal away goals
It is important to note no MLS team has won CCL since it debuted in 2008-09.
DC and LA won the CCC. more on that later.
Find a good spot for this section: Champions League Era only 3 MLS sides have made the finals, and lost.
Toronto. 2018 vs Chivas Gudalajara. lost 1st leg 2-1 at home. Won second leg 2-1 and lost PK shoot out.
Jozy and Giovinco scored.
Jozy left game injured in 80th minute
Osorio and Bradley missed PKS>
Montreal impact lost to Club America 14/15. (Ignacio Piatti)
1-1 fist leg. 4-1 second leg.
RSL vs Monterrey 10/11.
Closest a team from USA has ever come. (Kyle Berkermans Prime. Captain)
RSL won their Group stage over Cruz Azul and Torronto.
Beat Columbus Crew 4-1 aggregate in quarters
Beat Saprisa 3-2 aggregate due to a crucial away goal in the semis
Final vs Monterrey
2-2 leg 1 on the road
. 1-0 leg 2 loss ending a 37 game unbeaten streak at home at rio tinto.
Kyle Beckerman missed the game due to yellow card accumulation.
has been completed 54 times though 2019
56 champions due to a 3 way shared title in 1978 - more to come on this one later
the CCL was originally created as a qualifier for the Copa Libertadores competition organized by CONMEBOL
Copa Libertadores is an annual international club football competition organized by CONMEBOL since 1960
CONMEBOL is the South American Football Conference
the finalists would be decided by winner of two separate brackets
Caribbean island qualifier
north/central american qualifier
with the creation of MLS in 97, the tourney became a straight knockout
revamped to tourney with group stage in 2008.
Champions Cup Era (1962-2008)
Champions Cup - single elimination tourney
Champions League (2008-2017)
designed to expand the reach of the tournament and create more of an event
expanded to 24 teams
introduced the group stage from august to october
24 teams plating in 8 groups of 3 teams
each team played the other two teams in the group twice
Winners of the 8 groups moves to quarterfinals
4 teams from US
Winner of US Open Cup
Our qualification from last season
MLS Cup Winner
Supporter’s shield winner
other regular season conference (MLS Cup runner up)
If a Canadian team qualifies through one of these methods or a US team wins more than one method, the team with the best MLS regular season record that did not qualify will qualify
4 teams from mexico
Winner and runner up of Liga MX Apertura and Clausura tournaments
winner of the CFU Club Championship (caribbean islands open cup)
Winner of the Canadian Championship (canada’s us open cup
BEER OF THE WEEK - SECOND SELF (VIKINGS OF THE SOUTH)
What happened in 1978?
Final round was not played due to disagreements on the dates of the matches
finals were never scheduled
all three teams were named the champs
comunicaciones F.C. of Guatemala
Defence Force of Trinidad and Tobago
Leones Negros of Guadalajara
Records and Stats
Title has been won by 28 clubs
17 of these clubs have won the title more than once
Mexican clubs have the most victories withe 34 total
Costa Rica’s Primera Division is the second most successful division with 6 titles
Club America is the most successful club with 7 titles 7-0 in Finals
Cruz Azul is a close second with 6 (6-2 in finals)
Best non-Mexican club is Saprissa of Costa Rica with 3 (3-2 in finals)
4 teams have successfully defended the trophy
Club america (2015-2016), Cruz Azul (69,70,71 and 96,97), Pachuca (2007-2008), and Monterrey (2011,2012,2013)
Only 2 MLS clubs have taken this title
DC United (98) Coached by Bruce Arena. (won MLS in inagural year ‘96 as well as US Open Cup, Defended title in ‘97) Then the Champirons league.
‘98 DC team perhaps the greatest in MLS history? 11 players who started on their respective national temas. John Harks, Eddie Pop, Roy Lassiter, Jaime Moren, and….
ATL JO: Player Spotlight. Marco Echeverry (DC United #10) star of the league
Reminds me of how Miggy took the league by storm. Play maker. Left footed. Not fast, but could score goals. Considered the Best Player In Bolivian Soccer History.
38 goals, 101 assists, 8 trophies, ‘98 MLS MVP. Goal of the year ‘97 ‘00 in MLS career
DC won all 3 games without conceding a goal.
Rd 1. 8-0 vs Joe Public (trinidad) RD 2 . 2-0 vs Leon.
Roy Lassiter scored 6 goals in the first 2 rounds.
Final 1-0 vs Mexican Power house Toluca (Won Liga MX 98 and 99
Notable Play - Eddie Pope in 41st minute to win 1-0
LA Galaxy (2000, runner up in 97)
LA participated in an 8 team knockout tournament.
Won round 1 via Penalty kicks after a 0-0 draw vs Honduran side Real Espana
Won round 2 (semi Final) Via PKs after a 1-1 draw vs DC United.
Won the Final 3-2 vs Hondorous Deprotivo Olimpia .
Notable play - Ezra Hendrickson scored his second goal in the 78th minute to give the Galaxy the 3-2 win.
DC United (98)
Notable Play - Eddie Pope in 41st minute to win 1-0
Real Salt Lake was Runner Up in 2011
Javier Orozco of Cruz Azul is the only 2 time Golden Boot winner 2008-2009 and 2010-2011
Highest attendance was 80K in Estadio Azteca 2016 Club America v Tigres (0-3 in finals)