Sunday , June 26 2022

CONCACAF announces 2022 CONCACAF League Preliminary Round schedule!

CONCACAF has announced the schedule for the 2022 Scotiabank CONCACAF League (SCL) Preliminary Round matches. The sixth and final edition of the SCL, which precedes an exciting new CONCACAF club ecosystem launching in 2023-24, will commence with the Preliminary Round matches between July 26-28 (first legs) and August 2-4 (second legs).

These matches will be followed by the Round of 16 in August, Quarterfinals in September, Semifinals and first leg final in October, and the second leg Final the first week of November.

The pairings for the first two rounds of the competition and each club’s road to the final were determined at the official draw on Wednesday, June 8 (more information available here and bracket available below).

The schedule for the 2022 SCL Preliminary Round matches is as follows (home club listed first and in ET | local time):

Preliminary Round First Leg Matches

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
08:00 pm | 07:00 pm Waterhouse FC (JAM) v Pacific FC (CAN)
10:00 pm | 08:00 pm CD Aguila (SLV) v CRC 3

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
08:00 pm | 06:00 pm Deportivo Malacateco (GUA) v Sporting San Miguelito (PAN)
10:00 pm | 08:00 pm Verdes FC (BLZ) v CD Platense (SLV)

Thursday, July 28, 2022
08:00 pm | 08:00 pm Atletico Vega Real (DOM) v CSD Municipal (GUA)
10:00 pm | 08:00 pm Real Estelí FC (NCA) v RCD España (HON)

Preliminary Round Second Leg Matches

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
08:00 pm | 06:00 pm CRC 3 v CD Aguila (SLV)
10:00 pm | 07:00 pm Pacific FC (CAN) v Waterhouse FC (JAM)

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
08:00 pm | 07:00 pm Sporting San Miguelito (PAN) v Deportivo Malacateco (GUA)
10:00 pm | 08:00 pm CD Platense (SLV) v Verdes FC (BLZ)

Thursday, August 4, 2022
08:00 pm | 06:00 pm RCD España (HON) v Real Estelí FC (NCA)
10:00 pm | 08:00 pm CSD Municipal (GUA) v Atletico Vega Real (DOM)

Home venue for each match will be confirmed in the coming days.

Fans will be able to enjoy the competition through the Confederation’s TV partner networks, including TUDN | ViX (USA-Spanish), OneSoccer (Canada), Fox Sports Mexico (Mexico-Spanish), ESPN (Central America, Caribbean and South America), and other local partners. For other territories, it will be available on the Official CONCACAF App (Apple and Google Play stores), and CONCACAF’s Facebook and YouTube pages (all subject to territory restrictions).

2022 SCL Schedule Windows

Preliminary Round: July 26-28 (first legs) and August 2-4 (second legs)
Round of 16: August 16-18 (first legs) and August 23-25 (second legs)
Quarterfinals: September 6-8 (first legs) and September 13-15 (second legs)
Semifinals: October 4-6 (first legs) and October 11-13 (second legs)
Finals: October 25-27 (first leg) and November 1-3 (second leg)

For the Quarterfinals, the Round of 16 winners of matchups 1, 3, 5, and 7 will play the first leg away and the second leg at home.

For the Semifinals and Finals, the best performing clubs in the earlier rounds of the competition will play the first leg away and the second leg at home (based on wins, draws, and, if required, goal difference).

New format from 2023

From 2023 onwards, the SCL will be replaced by three regional cup competitions that will be played in the fall of each year. These three new tournaments will qualify clubs for a Confederation-wide expanded 27-club CONCACAF Champions League that will crown the region’s best club.

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