2019 CONCACAF League

The 2019 CONCACAF League (officially the 2019 Scotiabank CONCACAF League for sponsorship purposes) was the third edition of the CONCACAF League, a football club competition organized by CONCACAF, the regional governing body of North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.[1]

2019 CONCACAF League
2019 Scotiabank CONCACAF League
Tournament details
Dates30 July – 26 November 2019
Teams22 (from 11 associations)
Final positions
ChampionsCosta Rica Saprissa (1st title)
Runners-upHonduras Motagua
Tournament statistics
Matches played42
Goals scored85 (2.02 per match)
Top scorer(s)Costa Rica Johan Venegas
(7 goals)
Best player(s)Costa Rica Johan Venegas
Best young playerCosta Rica Manfred Ugalde
Best goalkeeperArgentina Jonathan Rougier
Fair play awardCosta Rica Saprissa
2018
2020

The tournament was expanded from 16 to 22 teams for the 2019 edition, with the addition of a preliminary round. The six new entrants were five teams from Central America, which had previously directly qualified for the CONCACAF Champions League, and a team from Canada playing in the Canadian Premier League, bringing the total number of teams playing in the CONCACAF League/Champions League from 31 to 32. Moreover, a total of six teams now qualified from the CONCACAF League to the CONCACAF Champions League, meaning that the winners of the 2019 CONCACAF League and the next best five teams qualified for the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League.[2][3]

Saprissa defeated Motagua in the final to win their first CONCACAF League. Herediano were the title holders, but were eliminated by Waterhouse in the Round of 16.

QualificationEdit

A total of 22 teams participated in the CONCACAF League:

Therefore, teams from either 10 or 11 out of the 41 CONCACAF member associations could participate in the CONCACAF League.

North AmericaEdit

The one berth for the North American Zone (NAFU) was allocated to the Canadian Soccer Association through the Canadian Premier League. As the inaugural 2019 Canadian Premier League season was not scheduled to finish by the start of the 2019 CONCACAF League, the Canadian CONCACAF League berth for this season was decided by the winners of the home and away matches in the Canadian Premier League spring season between FC Edmonton, Forge FC, and Valour FC, the three "inaugural teams" of the Canadian Premier League.[4] They were the second Canadian representative included in CONCACAF competitions, besides the Canadian Championship champions which qualified for the CONCACAF Champions League. In future seasons, the previous year's Canadian Premier League champions would qualify for the CONCACAF League.[5]

Central AmericaEdit

The 18 berths for the Central American Football Union (UNCAF), which consisted of seven member associations, were allocated as follows: three berths for each of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, two berths for Nicaragua, and one berth for Belize.

All of the leagues of Central America employed a split season with two tournaments in one season, so the following teams qualified for the CONCACAF League:

  • In the league of Costa Rica, both champions, and the non-champions with the best aggregate record, qualified. If there was any team which were champions of both tournaments, the non-champions with the second best aggregate record qualified.
  • In the leagues of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama, both champions, and the runners-up with the better aggregate record (or any team which were runners-up of both tournaments), qualified. If there was any team which were finalists of both tournaments, the runners-up with the worse aggregate record qualified. If there were any two teams which were finalists of both tournaments, the semi-finalists with the best aggregate record qualified.
  • In the league of Nicaragua, both champions qualified. If there was any team which were champions of both tournaments, the runners-up with the better aggregate record (or any team which were runners-up of both tournaments) qualified.
  • In the league of Belize, the champions with the better aggregate record (or any team which were champions of both tournaments) qualified.

If teams from any Central American associations were excluded, they were replaced by teams from other Central American associations, with the associations chosen based on results from previous CONCACAF League and CONCACAF Champions League tournaments.[6]

CaribbeanEdit

The three berths for the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), which consisted of 31 member associations, were allocated via the CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship and CONCACAF Caribbean Club Shield, the first-tier and second-tier subcontinental Caribbean club tournaments. Since 2018, the CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship was open to teams from professional leagues, where they could qualify as champions or runners-up of their respective association's league in the previous season, while the CONCACAF Caribbean Club Shield was open to teams from non-professional leagues, where they could qualify as champions of their respective association's league in the previous season.[7]

Besides the champions of the CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship which qualified for the CONCACAF Champions League, the runners-up and third-placed team of the CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship, and the winners of a playoff between the fourth-placed team of the CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship and the champions of the CONCACAF Caribbean Club Shield, qualified for the CONCACAF League. For the champions of the CONCACAF Caribbean Club Shield to be eligible for the playoff, they had to comply with the minimum CONCACAF Club Licensing requirements for the CONCACAF League.[8]

TeamsEdit

The following 22 teams (from eleven associations) qualify for the tournament.

  • Ten teams enter in the round of 16: two each from Costa Rica, Honduras, and Panama, and one each from El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and the Caribbean.
  • Twelve teams enter in the preliminary round: two each from El Salvador, Guatemala, and the Caribbean, and one each from Canada, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, and Belize.
Qualified teams from North America (1 team: entering in preliminary round)
Association Team Entry round Qualifying method App. (last) Previous best (last)
  Canada (1 PR berth) Forge FC Preliminary round 2019 Canadian CONCACAF League series winners[Note CAN] 1st Debut
Qualified teams from Central America (18 teams: 9 entering in round of 16, 9 entering in preliminary round)
Association Team Entry round Qualifying method App. (last) Previous best (last)
  Costa Rica (3 berths: 2 R16 + 1 PR) San Carlos Round of 16 Champions with better 2018–19 aggregate record (2019 Clausura) 1st Debut
Herediano Round of 16 Champions with worse 2018–19 aggregate record (2018 Apertura) 2nd (2018) Champions (2018)
Saprissa Preliminary round Non-champions with best 2018–19 aggregate record 1st Debut
  Honduras (3 berths: 2 R16 + 1 PR) Motagua Round of 16 2018 Apertura and 2019 Clausura champions 2nd (2018) Runners-up (2018)
Olimpia Round of 16 2018 Apertura and 2019 Clausura runners-up 2nd (2017) Champions (2017)
Marathón Preliminary round Semi-finalists with best 2018–19 aggregate record (2019 Clausura) 1st Debut
  Panama (3 berths: 2 R16 + 1 PR) Tauro Round of 16 Champions with better 2018–19 aggregate record (2018 Apertura) 2nd (2018) Semi-finals (2018)
Independiente Round of 16 Champions with worse 2018–19 aggregate record (2019 Clausura) 1st Debut
San Francisco Preliminary round Runners-up with better 2018–19 aggregate record (2019 Clausura) 1st Debut
  El Salvador (3 berths: 1 R16 + 2 PR) Águila Round of 16 Champions with better 2018–19 aggregate record (2019 Clausura) 2nd (2017) Quarter-finals (2017)
Santa Tecla Preliminary round Champions with worse 2018–19 aggregate record (2018 Apertura) 2nd (2018) Round of 16 (2018)
Alianza Preliminary round 2018 Apertura and 2019 Clausura runners-up 2nd (2017) Quarter-finals (2017)
  Guatemala (3 berths: 1 R16 + 2 PR) Guastatoya Round of 16 Champions with better 2018–19 aggregate record (2018 Apertura) 1st Debut
Antigua GFC Preliminary round Champions with worse 2018–19 aggregate record (2019 Clausura) 1st Debut
Comunicaciones Preliminary round Runners-up with better 2018–19 aggregate record (2018 Apertura) 1st Debut
  Nicaragua (2 berths: 1 R16 + 1 PR) Managua Round of 16 Champions with better 2018–19 aggregate record (2018 Apertura) 1st Debut
Real Estelí Preliminary round Champions with worse 2018–19 aggregate record (2019 Clausura) 2nd (2017) Round of 16 (2017)
  Belize (1 PR berth) Belmopan Bandits Preliminary round Champions with better 2018–19 aggregate record (2018 Opening) 3rd (2018) Round of 16 (2018)
Qualified teams from Caribbean (3 teams: 1 entering in round of 16, 2 entering in preliminary round)
Association Team Entry round Qualifying method App. (last) Previous best (last)
  Jamaica Waterhouse Round of 16 2019 CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship runners-up 1st Debut
  Haiti Capoise Preliminary round 2019 CONCACAF Caribbean Club Championship third place 1st Debut
  Suriname Robinhood Preliminary round 2019 Caribbean CONCACAF League playoff winners 1st Debut
Notes
  1. ^
    Canada (CAN): As the inaugural 2019 Canadian Premier League season was not scheduled to finish by the start of the 2019 CONCACAF League, the Canadian CONCACAF League berth for this season was decided by the winners of the home and away matches in the Canadian Premier League spring season between FC Edmonton, Forge FC, and Valour FC, the three "inaugural teams" of the Canadian Premier League.[9]

DrawEdit

Location of teams of the 2019 CONCACAF League
  North American Zone
Location of teams of the 2019 CONCACAF League
  Central American Zone   Caribbean Zone
Teams in bold enter in the round of 16

The draw for the 2019 CONCACAF League was held on 30 May 2019, at 20:00 Eastern Time (18:00 local time), at the Grand Tikal Futura Hotel in Guatemala City, Guatemala.[10][11][12]

The draw determined each tie in the preliminary round (numbered 1 through 6) between a team from Pot 1 and a team from Pot 2, each containing six teams. The "Bracket Position Pots" (Pot A and Pot B) contained the bracket positions numbered 1 through 6 corresponding to each tie. The teams from Pot 1 were assigned a bracket position from Pot A and the teams from Pot 2 were assigned a bracket position from Pot B. Teams from the same association could not be drawn against each other in the preliminary round except for "wildcard" teams which replaced a team from another association.

The draw also determined each tie in the round of 16 (numbered 1 through 8) between a team from Pot 3 and a team from Pot 4, each containing eight teams, with the six preliminary round winners, whose identity was not known at the time of the draw, in Pot 4. The "Bracket Position Pots" (Pot A and Pot B) contained the bracket positions numbered 1 through 8 corresponding to each tie. The teams from Pot 3 were assigned a bracket position from Pot A and the teams from Pot 4 were assigned a bracket position from Pot B.

The seeding of teams was based on the CONCACAF Club Index. The CONCACAF Club Index, instead of ranking each team, was based on the on-field performance of the teams that had occupied the respective qualifying slots in the previous five editions of the CONCACAF League and CONCACAF Champions League. To determine the total points awarded to a slot in any single edition of the CONCACAF League or CONCACAF Champions League, CONCACAF used the following formula:

Points per Participation Win Draw Stage advanced Champions
CONCACAF Champions League (2014–15 – 2019) 4 3 1 1 2
CONCACAF League (2017 – 2018) 2 3 1 0.5 1

Teams qualified for the CONCACAF League based on criteria set by their association (e.g., tournament champions, runners-up, cup champions), resulting in an assigned slot (e.g., CRC1, CRC2) for each team.

The 22 teams were distributed in the pots as follows:[13]

Teams in preliminary round draw
Pot Rank Slot 2014–15 CCL 2015–16 CCL 2016–17 CCL 2017 CL or
2018 CCL
2018 CL or
2019 CCL
Total Team
Pot 1 1 SLV2 5 6 5 11.5 5 32.5   Santa Tecla
2 PAN3 0 0 0 11 15 26   San Francisco[PAN]
3 HON3 0 0 0 2 21.5 23.5   Marathón
4 CCC3 4 5 4 5 5.5 23.5   Capoise
5 GUA2 8 8 6 0 0 22   Antigua GFC
6 CRC3 0 0 0 2 19.5 21.5   Saprissa
Pot 2 7 BLZ1 0 8 4 2 2 16   Belmopan Bandits
8 SLV3 0 0 0 8.5 6.5 15   Alianza
9 NCA2 0 0 0 9.5 2 11.5   Real Estelí
10 CCC4 0 0 0 2 5 7   Robinhood
11 GUA3 0 0 0 0 0 0   Comunicaciones
12 CAN2 0 0 0 0 0 0   Forge FC[CAN]
Teams in round of 16 draw
Pot Rank Slot 2014–15 CCL 2015–16 CCL 2016–17 CCL 2017 CL or
2018 CCL
2018 CL or
2019 CCL
Total Team
Pot 3 1 PAN1 4 10 20 8 12 54   Tauro[PAN]
2 CRC2 18 9 14 5 3 49   Herediano
3 PAN2 8 10 8 13 8.5 47.5   Independiente[PAN]
4 HON1 15 10 11 5 4 45   Motagua[HON]
5 CRC1 12 10 8 5 7 42   San Carlos
6 HON2 8 11 11 2 3 35   Olimpia[HON]
7 SLV1 4 7 9 7 5 32   Águila
8 GUA1 11 8 9 0 4 32   Guastatoya
Pot 4 9 CCC2 10 7 5 2 5 29   Waterhouse
10 NCA1 6 4 6 5 5.5 26.5   Managua
11 Winner preliminary round 1
12 Winner preliminary round 2
13 Winner preliminary round 3
14 Winner preliminary round 4
15 Winner preliminary round 5
16 Winner preliminary round 6
Notes
  1. ^
    CAN The identity of the team qualifying for the slot for Canada (CAN2) was not known at the time of the draw.[14]
  2. ^ a b
    HON The identity of the teams qualifying for two of the three slots for Honduras (HON1 and HON2) was not known at the time of the draw.[14] However, as both Motagua and Olimpia were certain to be in Pot 3 for the round of 16 draw, they were included and assigned a bracket position from Pot A by the round of 16 draw.[12]
  3. ^ a b c
    PAN The identity of the teams qualifying for the three slots for Panama (PAN1, PAN2 and PAN3) was not known at the time of the draw.[14]

FormatEdit

In the CONCACAF League, the 22 teams played a single-elimination tournament. Each tie was played on a home-and-away two-legged basis.

  • In the preliminary round, round of 16, quarter-finals, and semi-finals, the away goals rule was applied if the aggregate score was tied after the second leg. If still tied, the penalty shoot-out was used to determine the winner (Regulations II, Article G).[3]
  • In the final, the away goals rule was not applied, and extra time was played if the aggregate score was tied after the second leg. If the aggregate score was still tied after extra time, the penalty shoot-out would be used to determine the winner (Regulations II, Article H).[3]

ScheduleEdit

The schedule of the competition was as follows.[15]

Round First leg Second leg
Preliminary round 30 July – 1 August 2019 6–8 August 2019
Round of 16 20–22 August 2019 27–29 August 2019
Quarter-finals 24–26 September 2019 1–3 October 2019
Semi-finals 24 October 2019 31 October 2019
Final 7 November 2019 26 November 2019

Times are Eastern Time, as listed by CONCACAF (local times are in parentheses):[16]

BracketEdit

Preliminary roundRound of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
                            
  Forge FC202
  Antigua GFC101
  Forge FC112
  Olimpia044
  Olimpia202
  Comunicaciones000
  Comunicaciones213
  Marathón112
  Comunicaciones202
  Guastatoya101
  Olimpia213
  Saprissa044
  Belmopan Bandits112
  Saprissa336
  Saprissa202
  Águila011
  Saprissa314
  Independiente202
  Robinhood (a)011
  Capoise011
  Robinhood112
  Independiente123
  Saprissa101
  Motagua000
  Alianza516
  San Francisco101
  Alianza202
  Tauro011
  Alianza202
  San Carlos011
  Real Estelí202
  Santa Tecla (a)112
  Santa Tecla000 (2)
  San Carlos (p)000 (4)
  Alianza101
  Motagua134
  Waterhouse (p)112 (7)
  Herediano112 (6)
  Waterhouse000
  Motagua202
  Managua112
  Motagua213

Preliminary roundEdit

In the preliminary round, the matchups were decided by draw: PR-1 through PR-6. The teams from Pot 1 in the draw hosted the second leg.

SummaryEdit

The first legs were played on 30 July – 1 August, and the second legs were played on 6–8 August 2019.[17]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Alianza   6–1   San Francisco 5–1 1–0
Robinhood   1–1 (a)   Capoise 0–0 1–1
Belmopan Bandits   2–6   Saprissa 1–3 1–3
Forge FC   2–1   Antigua GFC 2–1 0–0
Comunicaciones   3–2   Marathón 2–1 1–1
Real Estelí   2–2 (a)   Santa Tecla 2–1 0–1

MatchesEdit

Alianza  5–1  San Francisco
Report
San Francisco  0–1  Alianza
Report

Alianza won 6–1 on aggregate.


Robinhood  0–0  Capoise
Report
Capoise  1–1  Robinhood
Report

1–1 on aggregate. Robinhood won on away goals.


Belmopan Bandits  1–3  Saprissa
Report
Saprissa  3–1  Belmopan Bandits
Report

Saprissa won 6–2 on aggregate.


Forge FC  2–1  Antigua GFC
Report Pacheco   33'

Forge FC won 2–1 on aggregate.


Comunicaciones  2–1  Marathón
Report

Comunicaciones won 3–2 on aggregate.


Real Estelí  2–1  Santa Tecla
Report

2–2 on aggregate. Santa Tecla won on away goals.

Round of 16Edit

In the round of 16, the matchups were decided by draw: R16-1 through R16-8. The teams from Pot 3 in the draw hosted the second leg.

SummaryEdit

The first legs were played on 20–22 August, and the second legs were played on 27–29 August 2019.[18]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Managua   2–3   Motagua 1–2 1–1
Waterhouse   2–2 (7–6 p)   Herediano 1–1 1–1
Santa Tecla   0–0 (2–4 p)   San Carlos 0–0 0–0
Alianza   2–1   Tauro 2–0 0–1
Robinhood   2–3   Independiente 1–1 1–2
Saprissa   2–1   Águila 2–0 0–1
Comunicaciones   2–1   Guastatoya 2–1 0–0
Forge FC   2–4   Olimpia 1–0 1–4

MatchesEdit

Managua  1–2  Motagua
Report
Motagua  1–1  Managua
Report

Motagua won 3–2 on aggregate.


Waterhouse  1–1  Herediano
Report
Herediano  1–1  Waterhouse
Report
Penalties
6–7

2–2 on aggregate. Waterhouse won 7–6 on penalties.


Santa Tecla  0–0  San Carlos
Report

0–0 on aggregate. San Carlos won 4–2 on penalties.


Alianza  2–0  Tauro
Report
Tauro  1–0  Alianza
Report

Alianza won 2–1 on aggregate.


Robinhood  1–1  Independiente
Report
Independiente  2–1  Robinhood
Report

Independiente won 3–2 on aggregate.


Saprissa  2–0  Águila
Report
Águila  1–0  Saprissa
Report

Saprissa won 2–1 on aggregate.


Comunicaciones  2–1  Guastatoya
Report

Comunicaciones won 2–1 on aggregate.


Forge FC  1–0  Olimpia
Report
Olimpia  4–1  Forge FC
Report

Olimpia won 4–2 on aggregate.

Quarter-finalsEdit

In the quarter-finals, the matchups were determined as follows:

  • QF1: Winner R16-1 vs. Winner R16-2
  • QF2: Winner R16-3 vs. Winner R16-4
  • QF3: Winner R16-5 vs. Winner R16-6
  • QF4: Winner R16-7 vs. Winner R16-8

The winners of round of 16 matchups 1, 3, 5, 7 hosted the second leg.

SummaryEdit

The first legs were played on 24–26 September, and the second legs were played on 1–3 October 2019.[20]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Waterhouse   0–2   Motagua 0–2 0–0
Alianza   2–1   San Carlos 2–0 0–1
Saprissa   4–2   Independiente 3–2 1–0
Olimpia   2–0   Comunicaciones 2–0 0–0

MatchesEdit

Waterhouse  0–2  Motagua
Report
Motagua  0–0  Waterhouse
Report

Motagua won 2–0 on aggregate.


Alianza  2–0  San Carlos
Report
San Carlos  1–0  Alianza
Report

Alianza won 2–1 on aggregate.


Saprissa  3–2  Independiente
Report
Independiente  0–1  Saprissa
Report

Saprissa won 4–2 on aggregate.


Olimpia  2–0  Comunicaciones
Report
Comunicaciones  0–0  Olimpia
Report

Olimpia won 2–0 on aggregate.

Semi-finalsEdit

In the semi-finals, the matchups were determined as follows:

  • SF1: Winner QF1 vs. Winner QF2
  • SF2: Winner QF3 vs. Winner QF4

The semi-finalists in each tie which had the better performance in previous rounds (excluding preliminary round) hosted the second leg.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Host
1 (SF1)   Motagua 4 2 2 0 5 2 +3 8 2nd leg
2 (SF1)   Alianza 4 2 0 2 4 2 +2 6 1st leg
1 (SF2)   Saprissa 4 3 0 1 6 3 +3 9 2nd leg
2 (SF2)   Olimpia 4 2 1 1 6 2 +4 7 1st leg
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Away goals scored; 5) Wins; 6) Away wins; 7) Disciplinary points; 8) Drawing of lots (Regulations II, Article I).[3]

SummaryEdit

The first legs were played on 24 October, and the second legs were played on 31 October 2019.[21]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Alianza   1–4   Motagua 1–1 0–3
Olimpia   3–4   Saprissa 2–0 1–4

MatchesEdit

Alianza  1–1  Motagua
Report
Motagua  3–0  Alianza
Report

Motagua won 4–1 on aggregate.


Olimpia  2–0  Saprissa
Report
Saprissa  4–1  Olimpia
Report

Saprissa won 4–3 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

 
Christian Bolaños with the ball during the second leg of the final

In the final (Winner SF1 vs. Winner SF2), the finalists which had the better performance in previous rounds (excluding preliminary round) hosted the second leg.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Host
1   Motagua 6 3 3 0 9 3 +6 12 2nd leg
2   Saprissa 6 4 0 2 10 6 +4 12 1st leg
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Away goals scored; 5) Wins; 6) Away wins; 7) Disciplinary points; 8) Drawing of lots (Regulations II, Article I).[3]

SummaryEdit

The first leg was played on 7 November, and the second leg was played on 26 November 2019.[22]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Saprissa   1–0   Motagua 1–0 0–0

MatchesEdit

Saprissa  1–0  Motagua
Report
Motagua  0–0  Saprissa
Report

Saprissa won 1–0 on aggregate.

Top goalscorersEdit

  Team eliminated or inactive for this round.
Rank Player Team Goals By round
PR1 PR2 2R1 2R2 QF1 QF2 SF1 SF2 F1 F2
1   Johan Venegas   Saprissa 7 1 1 3 1 1
2   Raúl Peñaranda   Alianza 4 1 1 1 1
  Manfred Ugalde   Saprissa 2 1 1
4   Marvin Angulo   Saprissa 2 2
  Jorge Benguché   Olimpia 2
  David Choinière   Forge FC 1 1
  José Fajardo   Independiente 1 1
  Gerardo Gordillo   Comunicaciones 1 1
  Marvin Monterrosa   Alianza 1 1
  Juan Montes   Motagua 1 1

Qualification to CONCACAF Champions LeagueEdit

Starting from the round of 16, teams were ranked based on their results (excluding preliminary round) using the following criteria (Regulations II, Article I):[3]

  1. Points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss, except that teams advancing via a penalty shootout were considered to have won the match and thus earned 3 points);
  2. Goal difference;
  3. Goals scored;
  4. Away goals scored;
  5. Wins;
  6. Away wins;
  7. Disciplinary points (1 point for yellow card, 3 points for indirect red card, 4 points for direct red card, 5 points for yellow card and direct red card);
  8. Drawing of lots

Based on the ranking, the top six teams, i.e., champions, runners-up, both losing semi-finalists, and best two losing quarter-finalists, qualified for the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League.[21]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Saprissa 8 5 1 2 11 6 +5 16 Champions; 2020 CONCACAF Champions League
2   Motagua 8 3 4 1 9 4 +5 13 Runners-up; 2020 CONCACAF Champions League
3   Olimpia 6 3 1 2 9 6 +3 10 Semi-finalists; 2020 CONCACAF Champions League
4   Alianza 6 2 1 3 5 6 −1 7
5   San Carlos 4 2 1 1 1 2 −1 7 Quarter-finalists; 2020 CONCACAF Champions League
6   Comunicaciones 4 1 2 1 2 3 −1 5
7   Waterhouse 4 1 2 1 2 4 −2 5 Quarter-finalists
8   Independiente 4 1 1 2 5 6 −1 4
9   Águila 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3[a] Round of 16
10   Tauro 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3[a]
11   Forge FC 2 1 0 1 2 4 −2 3
12   Herediano 2 0 1 1 2 2 0 1
13   Santa Tecla 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
14   Robinhood 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1[b]
15   Managua 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1[b]
16   Guastatoya 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 1
Source: CONCACAF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Away goals scored; 5) Wins; 6) Away wins; 7) Disciplinary points; 8) Drawing of lots (Regulations II, Article I).[3]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Disciplinary points: Águila –2, Tauro –4.
  2. ^ a b Disciplinary points: Robinhood –1, Managua –5.

AwardsEdit

 
Following their victory in the final, Saprissa players Manfred Ugalde, Michael Barrantes and Johan Venegas (left to right) pose with the Best Young Player, Fair Play Award, Golden Boot and Golden Ball awards, respectively.

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament:[23]

Award Player Team
Golden Ball   Johan Venegas   Saprissa
Golden Boot   Johan Venegas   Saprissa
Golden Glove   Jonathan Rougier   Motagua
Best Young Player   Manfred Ugalde   Saprissa
Fair Play Award   Saprissa

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Round of 16 home matches of Honduran clubs Olimpia and Motagua were moved from Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino, Tegucigalpa to Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, and required by CONCACAF to be played behind closed doors, after incidents before the domestic league match between the two teams on 17 August 2019 at the Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino.[19]

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