- A total of 22 teams will be participating and each has their own unique historical stat
MIAMI, Florida – On Monday, September 21, Concacaf will conduct the Draw for the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf League, which will be the fourth edition of the tournament for clubs in the Central American and Caribbean regions.
A total of 22 teams will be participating and each has their own unique historical stat to take into account before the tournament kicks off next month.
Deportivo Saprissa – The Costa Rican club is the reigning SCL champion and boast the tournament’s all-time scoring leader in Johan Venegas (7), but perhaps most impressively the Monstruo Morado used three GKs on their way to claiming the 2019 title: Alejandro Gomez, Kevin Briseno, Aaron Cruz.
Alajuelense – The Ticos have yet to claim a victory in the SCL, but they do have two impressive semifinal finishes in the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League (2013-14, 2014-15).
Forge FC – The Canadian side made their SCL debut in 2019 and got a big boost from GK Triston Henry, who made 13 saves during the tournament.
Motagua FC – The Honduran club have played the most SCL matches (16), have the most SCL victories (9), most SCL points (31) and are second-best in SCL goals (22). Beware the Jamaican team who faces Motagua. The Catracho club are 3W-1D-0L all-time versus Jamaican opponents.
C.A. Independiente – GK Jose Guerra made a whopping 17 saves in helping the Panamanian club reach the 2019 SCL quarterfinals.
CD FAS – Costa Rican clubs have won two of the three SCL titles, but Salvadoran club FAS don’t mind Tico competition, as evidenced by their 1W-1D-0L record against Costa Rican opponents.
Municipal Limeno – The Salvadoran club were founded in 1949 and are making their first foray into Concacaf competition.
Comunicaciones – A new playmaker for the Guatemalan side will have to fill the big shoes of Maximiliano Lombardi, who departed the club over the summer as the team’s all-time leader in SCL assists (2).
Antigua GFC – GK Luis Moran proved a steady hand in goal for the Guatemalan club in their previous SCL appearance, registering two saves in the 2019 SCL.
Managua FC – The Nicaraguan club can count on GK Erly Mendez to deliver strong performances. Mendez had eight saves in Managua’s two SCL matches in 2019.
Verdes FC – The Belizean club are making their SCL debut, but they did twice appear in the SCCL (2008-09, 2015-16).
CS Herediano – The 2018 SCL champions would not mind being drawn with a Panamanian opponent. The Costa Rican side have an all-time record of 3W-1D-0L against Canalero clubs.
CD Olimpia – No team can produce offensive fireworks in the SCL like Olimpia. The Hondurans have the most goals in SCL history, with 24 in just 14 matches played.
Marathon – Recently departed GK Roberto Lopez was at his best for Marathon in the 2019 SCL, securing 12 saves in his only match played.
Tauro FC – The Panamanian side fares strongly against opponents from Honduras (2W-1D-1L) and Nicaragua (2W-0D-0L).
San Francisco – Recently departed Cristian Zuniga is the Panamanian club’s all-time leader in SCL assists (1).
Alianza FC – The Salvadoran club will need to find a new GK to fill the big shoes of Rafael Garcia, who is Alianza’s all-time leader in SCL saves with 41.
Municipal – The Guatemalan club are making their first SCL appearance 46 years after being crowned Concacaf champions in 1974.
Real Esteli – No team from Nicaragua has qualified for more SCLs than Real Esteli (3).
Arcahaie FC – The Haitian club is just the second team from the Caribbean nation to qualify for the SCL (Capoise, 2019).
Waterhouse – Andre Fletcher and Colorado Murray have the distinction of being Waterhouse’s two SCL goalscorers.
Cibao FC – Cibao are the first team from the Dominican Republic to qualify for the SCL.