|OFFICIAL NAME||Club Deportivo Honduras Progreso (Honduras)|
|HEAD COACH||Wilmer Cruz|
|QUALIFICATION METHOD||runner up with best aggregate record in 2016/17 season|
|BEST FINISH||first-ever CONCACAF League appearance|
|PREVIOUS APPEARANCES||first-ever CONCACAF League appearance|
After never previously participating in a CONCACAF club competition, Honduras Progreso earned a berth in a second straight one thanks to being the runner-up with the best aggregate record in the 2016/17 Honduran season.
Last year, it played in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, finishing second in Group A with a 2W-1D-1L (4GF, 4GA).
Honduras Progreso’s first win in the Champions League came against eventual group-champion Pumas, 2-1, on September 15, 2016, as Victor Moncada (57’, 90’+1) netted twice in the second half. Moncada (18’) also struck in a 1-0 home win over DirecTV W Connection on September 29, 2017.
Honduras has one league championship to its credit (2015 Apertura).
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Woodrow West, Goalkeeper: the Belize international played in two games at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup … competed in four editions of the Copa Centroamericana (2011. 2013, 2014, 2017) … played in all four of Honduras Progreso’s matches in the 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League
Jerrel Britto, Forward: the Trinidadian joined Honduras Progreso in January 2017 … has also played for Murcielagos (Mexico), Malacateco (Guatemala) and DirecTV W Connection, San Juan Jabloteh and Ma Pau Star (all Trinidad & Tobago)
Fredixon Elvir, Forward: the 29-year-old forward has four career in the Scotiabank Champions League goals (3 in Olimpia’s 6-0 home win Alpha United on August 28, 2014; 1 in 2-3 home loss v Club Tjuana on August 20, 2013)
Bryan Johnson, Midfielder: competed in three editions of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League with Olimpia (2014/15: 3 games/0 goals; 2015/16: 3/0; 2016/17: 3/1) … only Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League goal scored in Olimpia’s 4-4 home draw v Pachuca on October 19, 2016
Roy Smith, Defender: the 27-year-old Costa Rican has played in previous editions of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (2010/11: Brujas; 2016/17: Honduras Progreso)