CONCACAF has confirmed the schedule and pairings for the 2022 Scotiabank CONCACAF League (SCL) Quarterfinal matches. The home and away series between the Round of 16 winners will take place September 7 and 8 (first legs) and September 13-15 (second legs).
Each club’s road to the final and the 2023 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) were determined at the official draw on Wednesday, June 8.
Round of 16 action culminated last night in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, with CD Olimpia (HON) joining Tauro FC (PAN), CS Herediano (CRC), Diriangen FC (NCA), FC Motagua (HON), Alianza FC (SLV), RCD España (HON) and LD Alajuelense (CRC) in the third round on the competition.
Per the Competition Regulations, 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. The schedule for the Quarterfinals is as follows (home club listed first and in ET / local time):
Quarterfinals – First leg matches
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
22:00 (20:00) Alianza FC (SLV) vs LD Alajuelense (CRC) – Estadio Cuscatlan, San Salvador, El Salvador
Thursday, September 8, 2022
18:00 (16:00) FC Motagua (HON) vs Tauro FC (PAN) – Estadio Chelato Ucles, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
20:00 (18:00) RCD España (HON) vs CS Herediano (CRC) – Estadio Francisco Morazan, San Pedro Sula, Honduras
22:00 (20:00) Diriangen FC (NCA) vs CD Olimpia (HON) – Estadio Cacique Diriangen, Diriamba, Nicaragua
Quarterfinals – Second leg matches
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
22:00 (20:00) LD Alajuelense (CRC) vs Alianza FC (SLV) – Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
22:00 (21:00) Tauro FC (PAN) vs FC Motagua (HON) – Estadio Universitario, Penonome, Panama
Thursday, September 15, 2022
20:00 (18:00) CS Herediano (CRC) vs RCD España (HON) – Estadio Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica
22:15 (20:15) CD Olimpia (HON) vs Diriangen FC (NCA) – Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Following the conclusion of the Quarterfinalists, the series winners (four clubs) will automatically qualify for the tournament’s semifinals and the 2023 SCCL. The other four clubs will be ranked based on the total number of points (and if required, goal difference) they’ve accumulated in the Round of 16 and Quarterfinals, with the top two also qualifying for the 2023 SCCL (six total).
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.