Schedule Confirmed for the Preliminary and Round of 16 Matches of the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf League
Kickoff for the third edition of the expanded competition is set for the last week of July
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Miami (Monday, June 10, 2019) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today unveiled the dates and kickoff times for the preliminary and round of 16 matches of the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf League. The pairings for the first two rounds of the competition were sorted at the official draw in Guatemala City on Thursday, May 30, 2019.

The Scotiabank Concacaf League will continue to be played in a knockout format with home-and-away fixtures, with 12 clubs participating in a new preliminary round. The first leg matches of the preliminary round are scheduled to be played from July 30 – August 1, as follows (listed in ET and home team listed first):

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
8:00 PM Canada 2 vs Antigua GFC (GUA)
10:00 PM Real Esteli FC (NCA) vs Santa Tecla FC (SLV)

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
8:00 PM SV Robinhood (SUR) vs AS Capoise (HAI)
10:00 PM Belmopan Bandits (BLZ) vs Deportivo Saprissa (CRC)

Thursday, August 1, 2019
8:00 PM Alianza FC (SLV) vs San Francisco FC (PAN)
10:00 PM Comunicaciones FC (GUA) vs CD Marathon (HON)

The second leg preliminary round matches will be played the following week, Aug 6-8, as follows (listed in ET and home team listed first):

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
8:00 PM Antigua GFC (GUA) vs Canada 2
10:00 PM Santa Tecla FC (SLV) vs Real Esteli FC (NCA)

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
8:00 PM AS Capoise (HAI) vs SV Robinhood (SUR)
10:00 PM Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) vs Belmopan Bandits (BLZ)

Thursday, August 8, 2019
8:00 PM San Francisco FC (PAN) vs Alianza FC (SLV)
10:00 PM CD Marathon (HON) vs Comunicaciones FC (GUA)

The preliminary round winners, to be determined on aggregate goals, will join the top nine ranked Central American clubs and the runner-up of the Caribbean Club Championship in the Round of 16. The round of 16 first leg matches will be played Aug 20-22, as follows (listed in ET and home team listed first):

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
8:00 PM AS Capoise (HAI) or SV Robinhood (SUR) vs CA Independiente (PAN)
8:00 PM Santa Tecla FC (SLV) or Real Esteli FC (NCA) vs AD San Carlos (CRC)
10:00 PM Managua FC (NCA) vs FC Motagua (HON)

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
8:00 PM CD Marathon (HON) or Comunicaciones FC (GUA) vs CD Guastatoya (GUA)
10:00 PM Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) or Belmopan Bandits (BLZ) vs CD Aguila (SLV)

Thursday, August 22, 2019
6:00 PM Waterhouse FC (JAM) vs CS Herediano (CRC)
8:00 PM Alianza FC (SLV) or San Francisco FC (PAN) vs Tauro FC (PAN)
10:00 PM Antigua GFC (GUA) or Canada 2 vs CD Olimpia (HON)

The second leg round of 16 matches will be played Aug 27-29, as follows (listed in ET and home team listed first):

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
8:00 PM CA Independiente (PAN) vs AS Capoise (HAI) or SV Robinhood (SUR)
8:00 PM AD San Carlos (CRC) vs Santa Tecla FC (SLV) or Real Esteli FC (NCA)
10:00 PM FC Motagua (HON) vs Managua FC (NCA)

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
8:00 PM CD Guastatoya (GUA) vs CD Marathon (HON) or Comunicaciones FC (GUA)
10:00 PM CD Aguila (SLV) vs Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) or Belmopan Bandits (BLZ)

Thursday, August 29, 2019
8:00 PM Tauro FC (PAN) vs Alianza FC (SLV) or San Francisco FC (PAN)
8:00 PM CS Herediano (CRC) vs Waterhouse FC (JAM)
10:00 PM CD Olimpia (HON) vs Antigua GFC (GUA) or Canada 2

The quarterfinal matches, between the eight round of 16 winners, are scheduled to take place September 24-26 and October 1-3, followed by the semifinal on October 22-24 and 29-30. The home-and-away finals are set for November 6 and 26. 

In addition to qualifying its champion to the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, the tournament will qualify an additional five teams. At the end of the competition, clubs will we ranked in accordance with the competition tie-breaking procedure, with the top five clubs joining the champion in the 2020 edition of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League.

The competition bracket is available here. Fans will be able to follow all the action through the Confederation’s partner networks, including Univision Deportes (United States), Yahoo Sports (United States), Fox Sports Latin America (Mexico & Central America), TSN (Canada), Flow Sports (Caribbean) and other local partners. For other territories, the tournament will be available on Concacaf GO (subject to territory restrictions).