The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) announced that the official draw for the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League will take place Monday, December 9, at the historic University of the Cloister of Sor Juana, in Mexico City, Mexico.
The draw will determine the first-round matchups for the 16 competing clubs in this elite knockout tournament, and the pathway to the final for the region’s best. It will feature a red-carpet style event where media will have the opportunity to interview coaches and legends from participating clubs. Guests from across the world of international football and Concacaf partners will attend a range of activities to celebrate the first step in this exciting competition.
Fans will be able to enjoy all the action through the Confederation’s partner networks, including TUDN (United States), Fox Sports Latin America (Mexico & Central America), ESPN (Central America), TSN (Canada), Flow Sports (Caribbean) and other local partners. For other territories, the event will be available on Concacaf GO (subject to territory restrictions).
The 15 clubs that have already qualified for the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League are (in alphabetical order by country): Montreal Impact (CAN), AD San Carlos (CRC), Deportivo Saprissa (CRC), Alianza FC (SLV), Comunicaciones FC (GUA), CD Olimpia (HON), FC Motagua (HON), Portmore United FC (JAM), Club America (MEX), Club Leon (MEX), Cruz Azul FC (MEX), Tigres UANL (MEX), Atlanta United FC (USA), Los Angeles FC (USA) and New York City FC (USA).
The sixteenth and final available position will be filled by the 2019 MLS Cup Champion, to be determined on Sunday, November 10. If any of the already qualified USA-based MLS clubs or a Canadian-based MLS club wins the 2019 MLS Cup, then the position will be awarded to the Seattle Sounders FC, as the next-highest ranked USA-based MLS club in the 2019 Supporters’ Shield standings.
This tournament includes home-and-away in each round, in a direct-elimination format.
The 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League is set to kick off Feb 18-20 and 25-27, with the round of 16 matches. The quarterfinals, between the round of 16 winners, will take place mid-March, followed by the semifinals the first two weeks of April. The finals, were a new champion will be crowned, will be disputed Apr 28-30 and May 5-7.
In the previous edition of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, CF Monterrey topped city rival Tigres UANL, earning a fourth title and the right to represent Concacaf in the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019.
2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Schedule
18-20 First leg round of 16
25-27 Second leg round of 16
10-12 First leg quarterfinals
17-19 Second leg quarterfinals
7-9 First leg semifinals
14-16 Second leg semifinals
28-30 First leg final
5-7 Second leg final