MIAMI, Florida – Former champions Olimpia of Honduras and Herediano of Costa Rica are among eight teams currently qualified for the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf League.
Olimpia were champions of the inaugural edition in 2017, while Herediano took home top honors in 2018.
Below is a list of teams qualified thus far for the 2020 SCL (listed by country):
CRC: CS Herediano
The 2018 winners are back in the SCL as champions of the 2019 Costa Rican Apertura. Herediano defeated Motagua of Honduras 3-2 on aggregate in the 2018 Final.
HON: CD Olimpia
Winners of the first ever SCL in 2017, the legendary Catracho club have qualified for the 2020 SCL after claiming the 2019 Honduran Apertura. Olimpia’s 2017 SCL conquest earned the club a berth in their Concacaf record 10th consecutive Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League.
PAN: Tauro FC
Tauro FC return to Concacaf competition as winners of the 2019 Panamanian Apertura. Tauro’s best finish in the SCL came in 2018 when they reached the semifinals.
SLV: Alianza FC
The Albos are set to feature in their third SCL after winning the 2019 Salvadoran Apertura. Alianza reached the quarterfinals of the 2017 edition and the semifinals of the 2019 tournament.
GUA: CS Deportivo Municipal
The Guatemalan giants have qualified for their first SCL after winning 2019 Apertura. Municipal have qualified for six editions of the SCCL and are Guatemala’s most decorated club with 31 domestic league titles.
NCA: Real Esteli FC
Real Esteli will appear in their third SCL as champions of the 2019 Nicaraguan Apertura. No Nicaraguan team has appeared in more SCCLs than Real Esteli (6).
NCA: Managua FC
Managua have punched their ticket to the SCL for the second year in a row by virtue of being the 2019 Apertura and 2020 Clausura runners-up. Managua reached the Round of 16 in the 2019 SCL.
BLZ: Verdes FC
Verdes have earned their first ever berth in the SCL as the team with the most points accumulated during the 2019-20 Premier League of Belize. Verdes’ previous appearance in a Concacaf competition came in the 2015-16 SCCL.