Draw delivers Round of 16 matchups for 2023 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League

  • The road to the finals and the FIFA Club World Cup is now open to the sixteen participating clubs
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Miami, Florida – Concacaf today conducted the official draw for the 2023 edition of the Confederation’s premier club competition, the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League (SCCL).

SCCL 2023, which precedes the exciting new Concacaf Club Ecosystem to be launched in 2023-24. and involving the participation of 16 clubs from eight Concacaf member associations, is scheduled to begin in the second week of March and end on Sunday, June 4, 2023 with the second leg of the final.

The made-for-TV draw event was hosted by TUDN sports anchor Ramses Sandoval and included participation from Concacaf General Secretary Philippe Moggio, Concacaf Competition Director Carlos Fernandez, Seattle Sounders FC captain Nicolas Lodeiro and former regional stars Rodney Wallace and Damian Alvarez .

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In Monday’s draw, the 16 clubs taking part in the competition were divided into eight round of 16 matches as follows:

Match #1: Austin FC (USA) vs Violette AC (HAI)
Match #2: Club Leon (MEX) vs Tauro FC (PAN)
Match #3: Orlando City SC (USA) vs Tigres UANL (MEX)
Match #4: CF Pachuca (MEX) vs Motagua FC (HON)
Match #5: Vancouver Whitecaps FC (CAN) vs RCD España (HON)
Match #6: Los Angeles FC (USA) vs LD Alajuelense (CRC)
Match #7: Atlas FC (MEX) vs CD Olimpia (HON)
Match #8: Philadelphia Union (USA) vs Alianza FC (SLV)

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Competition format and schedule windows

SCCL 2023 will begin with home and away round of 16 matches in March, followed by the quarter-finals and first legs of the semi-finals in April, and the second leg of the semi-finals and first legs of the final in May.

The final of the decisive second leg, in which the new champion of the region will be crowned, will take place on Sunday, June 4, 2023, and will be hosted by the finalist club with the best performance in the earlier rounds of the competition.

Round of 16: 7-9. March (first matches) and 14-16. March (other games)
quarter finals: 4-6. April (first matches) and 11-13. April (other games)
semi-finals: 25-27. April (first games) and 2-4. May (other games)
finals: May 31 (first leg) and June 4 (second leg)

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For all rounds of the competition, pairings are determined by competition rank (available below), and the home club for the second leg of each series will be determined by round as follows:

Round of 16: Clubs from Pot 1 (highest ranked)
quarter finals: Clubs from the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th matches of the round of 16
Semi-Finals and Finals: The best performing clubs in the earlier rounds of the competition (based on wins, draws and, if applicable, goal difference).

Concacaf will announce the full schedule, including kick-off times and other details, in the coming days.


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