MIAMI, Florida – Following the completion of the first two quarterfinals of the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf League, Arcahaie of Haiti and Deportivo Saprissa of Costa Rica have qualified for the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League.
Two more teams will qualify for the 2021 SCCL on Wednesday in the remaining 2020 SCL quarterfinals, with another two teams qualifying next week in the 2021 SCCL play-in matches.
Below is a list of teams qualified thus far for the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League:
The seven-time Concacaf champions will play in their seventh SCCL after finishing as the runners-up in the 2019 Liga MX Apertura. Club America are currently in the quarterfinals of the 2020 SCCL, set to be completed in December 2020.
The four-time SCCL champions will get a crack at a fifth crown thanks to winning the 2019 Liga MX Apertura.
2013-14 SCCL champion Cruz Azul is back in the SCCL for an eighth time by virtue of their first-place standing in the Liga MX table at the time of the suspension of the 2020 Clausura due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Cruz Azul are currently in the quarterfinals of the 2020 SCCL, set to be completed in December 2020.
Club Leon are back in the SCCL for a second straight year and fourth overall as the second-place team in Liga MX at the time of the suspension of the 2020 Clausura due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Philadelphia Union become the 18th team from Major League Soccer (MLS) to qualify for the SCCL after winning the 2020 MLS Supporters’ Shield.
The Portland Timbers qualified for their third SCCL after winning the 2020 MLS Is Back Tournament.
Atletico Pantoja of the Dominican Republic will compete in their second SCCL by virtue of finishing with the best record in the group stage of the 2020 Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship.
The Haitian club will appear in their first SCCL after qualifying through the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf League, reaching the semifinal stage of the tournament. Arcahaie become the fourth club from Haiti to qualify for the SCCL.
The Costa Rican club will compete in the SCCL for a ninth time after qualifying through the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf League, reaching the semifinal stage of the tournament. Saprissa’s best SCCL finish came in the 2010-11 edition when they reached the semifinals.