CONCACAF has confirmed the schedule and pairings for the 2022 Scotiabank CONCACAF League (SCL) Semifinal matches. The home and away series between the winners of the Quarterfinals will take place October 4-5 (first legs) and October 11 (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.
With the conclusion of the Quarterfinals on Thursday, September 15, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, four clubs secured a berth in the penultimate round of the competition and the 2023 SCCL. These clubs are (in alphabetical order per country): LD Alajuelense (CRC), CD Olimpia (HON), FC Motagua (HON), and RCD España (HON).
Additionally, per the competition’s regulations, the four losing Quarterfinalists have been ranked based on the total number of points (and if required, goal difference) they accumulated in the Round of 16 and Quarterfinals, with the top two clubs, Alianza FC (SLV) and Tauro FC (PAN), also qualifying for the 2023 SCCL.
2022 SCL Quarterfinal Ranking
- *LD Alajuelense, 10 pts (+8 GD)
- *CD Olimpia, 10 pts (+7 GD)
- *RCD España, 10 pts (+6 GD)
- *FC Motagua, 8 pts (+3 GD)
- Alianza FC, 6 pts (+3 GD)
- Tauro FC, 6 pts (+1 GD)
- CS Herediano, 4 pts (-2 GD)
- Diriangen FC, 4 pts (-5 GD)
The Semifinal pairings have been determined by the competition’s bracket (available below) and the highest ranked club from each series (based on the 2022 SCL Quarterfinals Ranking) will play the first leg away and the second leg at home.
The schedule for the Semifinals is as follows, with the home club listed first and in ET (local time):
Semifinals – First leg matches
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
21:00 (19:00) RCD España vs LD Alajuelense – Estadio Morazán, San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
21:00 (19:00) FC Motagua vs CD Olimpia – Estadio Chelato Ucles, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Semifinals – Second leg matches
Tuesday, October 11
20:00 (18:00) LD Alajuelense vs RCD España – Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto, Alajuela, Costa Rica
22:15 (20:15) CD Olimpia vs FC Motagua – Estadio Chelato Ucles, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Fans will be able to enjoy the Semifinals 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 Finals, the best performing club in three previous rounds of the competition (based on wins, draws, and, if required, goal difference) will host the second leg final where the last SCL Champion will be crowned.
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.