Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2021. 9:18 am CST.
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Verdes will have Santos de Guápiles as their rival in the Scotiabank Concacaf League which kicks off on August 3.
Concacaf held the draw for the Preliminary Round and Round of 16 of the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf League (SCL) on Wednesday evening in Miami.
Verdes will be playing home and away games against the Costa Rica club. The first game should be played between August 3-5 and the second leg between August 17-19.
Should they advance to the next round, their rival will be Plaza Amador of Costa Rica.
The full pairings for the Preliminary Round are the following:
Matchup #1: 11 Deportivo FC (SLV) vs Comunicaciones FC (GUA)
Matchup #2: CD Marathon (HON) vs Diriangen FC (NCA)
Matchup #3: Santos de Guapiles (CRC) vs Verdes FC (BLZ)
Matchup #4: CD Universitario (PAN) vs AS Samaritaine (MTQ)
Matchup #5: Metropolitan FA (PUR) vs FC Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa (GUA)
Matchup #6: CD FAS (SLV) vs Hamilton Forge FC (CAN)
The winners from the Preliminary Round advance to the home and away Round of 16 matches to be played during the last two weeks of September.
Concacaf said that the 10 clubs seeded into the Round of 16 and the six Preliminary Round winners will meet according to the following eight pairings:
Matchup #1: Alianza FC (SLV) vs Winner Preliminary Round 1
Matchup #2: Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) vs Winner Preliminary Round 5
Matchup #3: LD Alajuelense (CRC) vs CD Guastatoya (GUA)
Matchup #4: CD Olimpia (HON) vs Inter Moengo Tapoe (SUR)
Matchup #5: CA Independiente (PAN) vs Winner Preliminary Round 6
Matchup #6: CD Plaza Amador (PAN) vs Winner Preliminary Round 3
Matchup #7: FC Motagua (HON) vs Winner Preliminary Round 4
Matchup #8: Real Estelí FC (NCA) vs Winner Preliminary Round 2
“For the Preliminary Round and the Round of 16, the highest-ranked club in each matchup will play the first leg away and the second leg at home. 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,” said Concacaf.
Concacaf said it will announce a complete schedule, including kickoff times and other details in the coming days.
2021 Scotiabank Concacaf League Schedule Windows
August 3-5 (first leg matches)
August 17-19 (second leg matches)
Round of 16
September 21-23 (first leg matches)
September 28-30 (second leg matches)
October 19-21 (first leg matches)
November 2-4 (second leg matches)
November 23-25 (first leg matches)
November 30 – December 2 (second leg matches)
December 7-9 (first leg matches)
December 14-15 (second leg matches)
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