|OFFICIAL NAME||Belmopan Bandits (Belize)|
|HEAD COACH||Kent Gray|
|QUALIFICATION METHOD||2016 Opening champion and 2017 Closing champion|
|BEST FINISH||first-ever CONCACAF League appearance|
|PREVIOUS APPEARANCES||first-ever CONCACAF League appearance|
Belmopan Bandits made football history in Belize by becoming the first team from the Central American nation to earn a place in the Scotiabank CONCACAF League.
Fellow Belizean side Verdes FC appeared in two editions of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (2008/09, 2015/16), posting a 1W-1D-4 L record. The lone win came against visiting San Francisco (Panama), 2-1, on September 22, 2015. Deon McCaulay (18’, 87’) scored both goals in a winning effort.
Police United lost all four of its matches in the 2016/17 SCCL.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Shane Orio, Goalkeeper: appeared in 16 career World Cup qualifiers for Belize
Ian Gaynair, Defender: scored Belize’s only CONCACAF Gold Cup goal, netting in 40th minute of 6-1 loss to the United States on July 9, 2013
Elroy Smith, Defender: scored for Belize in 5-2 loss against El Salvador in the 2011 Copa Centroamericana
Georgie Welcome, Forward: played in three matches for Honduras in the 2010 FIFA World Cup