2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League: Who’s In?
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Rodolfo Zelaya (pictured) and El Salvador's Alianza will compete in the first-ever Scotiabank CONCACAF League, which launches this August. (Photo: Mexsport)

MIAMI – After falling 1-0 to Tauro FC in the 2017 Panamanian Clausura final on Saturday night, Arabe Unido became the last team to book a place in the 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League (SCL) -- the competition’s first-ever edition – that is slated to kick-off in August.

As part of CONCACAF’s enhanced club competition platform, the SCL champion will earn a berth in the 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League.

The 16-team SCL competition consists solely of clubs from Central America (13) and the Caribbean (3).

CONCACAF.com takes a look at the qualifiers:

BELIZE

Belmopan Bandits (BEL1)

- 2016 Opening champion and 2017 Closing champion

COSTA RICA

Alajuelense (CRC3)

- non-champion with best aggregate record in 2016/17 season

Santos de Guápiles (CRC4)

- non-champion with 2nd best aggregate record in 2016/17 season

 EL SALVADOR

Alianza FC (SLV2)

- 2016 Apertura runner-up, non-champion with best aggregate record in 2016/17 season

Aguila (SLV3)

- non-champion with 2nd best aggregate record in 2016/17 season

 HONDURAS

Honduras Progreso (HON2)

- either champion with 2nd best aggregate record in 2016/17 season or runner up with best aggregate record

Platense (HON3)

- 2016 Apertura runner-up, runner-up with second best aggregate record

Olimpia (HON4)

Honduras-4

- non-finalist with best aggregate record in 2016/17 season

JAMAICA

Portmore United (CAR3)

- 2017 Caribbean Club Championship, 3rd place

NICARAGUA

Real Estelí (NCA1)

- 2016 Apertura champion and 2017 Clausura champion

Walter Ferretti (NCA2)

- Non-champion with best aggregate record in 2016-17 season

PANAMA

Arabe Unido (PAN2)

- 2016 Apertura champion, champion with 2nd best aggregate record in 2016/17 season

Plaza Amador (PAN3)

2016 Apertura Runner-up

Chorrillo FC (PAN4)

- non-finalist with best aggregate record in 2016-17 season

 TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

San Juan Jabloteh (CAR2)

- 2017 Caribbean Club Championship, Runner-up

Central FC (CAR4)

- 2017 Caribbean Club Championship, 4th place