2014 CFU Club Championship
The 2014 CFU Club Championship was the 16th edition of CFU Club Championship, the annual international club football competition in the Caribbean region, held amongst clubs whose football associations are affiliated with the Caribbean Football Union (CFU). The top three teams in the tournament qualified for the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League.
The tournament was open to all champion and runners-up from each member association’s league, once their competition ended on or before the end of 2013. Registration for all interested clubs closed on December 31, 2013. CONCACAF broadened the possibilities for participation and further indicated that the competition was not limited to professional clubs only. Therefore, clubs with amateur status were also eligible for participation.
A total of 13 teams from 9 CFU associations entered the competition. Valencia (Haiti) was given a bye to the final round as the best performer among the entrants both in the 2013 CFU Club Championship and the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League. The other 12 teams entered the first round.
|Cayman Islands||Bodden Town||2012–13 Cayman Islands League champion|
|Curaçao||Centro Dominguito||2013 Curaçao League champion|
|Guadeloupe||USR||2012–13 Guadeloupe Division d'Honneur fourth place|
(entered after both CS Moulien and L'Etoile, the league champion and runner-up respectively, declined to enter)
|Guyana||Alpha United||2012–13 GFF National Super League champion|
|Haiti||Mirebalais||2013 Ligue Haïtienne champion|
(bye to final round)
|2013 Ligue Haïtienne runner-up|
|Jamaica||Harbour View FC||2012–13 National Premier League champion|
|Waterhouse||2012–13 National Premier League runner-up|
|Puerto Rico||Bayamón FC||2013 Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Puerto Rico regular season winner and championship play-off runner-up|
|Suriname||Inter Moengotapoe||2012–13 SVB Hoofdklasse champion|
|Notch||2012–13 SVB Hoofdklasse runner-up|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Defence Force||2012–13 TT Pro League champion|
|Caledonia AIA||2012–13 TT Pro League runner-up|
The following associations did not enter a team:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- British Virgin Islands
- Dominican Republic
- French Guiana
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Sint Maarten
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- United States Virgin Islands
In the first round, the 12 teams were divided into three groups of four, with each group containing at least two league champions. Each group was played on a round-robin basis, hosted by one of the teams at a centralized venue. The winners of each group advanced to the final round to join Valencia.
|Bayamón FC||5–0||Bodden Town|
Granado 28' (pen.), 61'
|Bayamón FC||0–0||Centro Dominguito|
|Bodden Town||2–4||Centro Dominguito|
Bush 50' (o.g.)
Shayron 52', 71'
|Vélez 55'||Report||Roman 90+2'|
|Inter Moengotapoe||2–2||Caledonia AIA|
|Joseph 66'||Report||Valreius 1' (o.g.)
|Harbour View FC||2||0||0||2||0||3||−3||0|
|Alpha United||2–0||Defence Force|
|Harbour View FC||0–1||Alpha United|
Under the original plan for the final round, the four teams would play matches on a knock-out basis, hosted by one of the teams at a centralized venue. The semifinal winners would play in the final while the losers would play in the third place match. Both finalists and the winner of the third place match would qualify for the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League.
On March 31, 2014, the CFU announced that Valencia, which were given a bye to the final round, could not participate in the competition after the Haitian Football Federation failed to confirm the club as an active member of the federation due to a fallout between the club and the federation. After consultation with CONCACAF and the three first round group winners which were to play with Valencia in the final round, the three group winners, Bayamón FC, Waterhouse, and Alpha United, were chosen to represent the CFU in the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League, subject to the clubs meeting the minimum standards for participation. Moreover, the final round was cancelled to save expenses for the three teams.
Third place matchEdit
|Loser Semifinal 1||Cancelled||Loser Semifinal 2|
|Winner Semifinal 1||Cancelled||Winner Semifinal 2|
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