CONCACAF reveals qualification standards for expanded Champions League in 2024

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CONCACAF has unveiled the qualification standards for the confederation’s expanded Champions League beginning in 2024, with MLS golf equipment set to have the ability to compete for as much as 9 spots within the competitors.

The brand new CCL, first introduced final yr, will function 27 golf equipment competing for the trophy. Of these locations, 5 can be reserved for groups from MLS — the MLS Cup winner, Supporters’ Protect winner, reverse convention winner and the subsequent two groups with the very best factors complete based mostly on the Supporters’ Protect standings.

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There can even proceed to be a spot reserved for the U.S. Open Cup winner in addition to locations for the highest three groups within the Leagues Cup, which from 2023 can be expanded to incorporate each group from MLS and Liga MX.

Mexican groups can even have an extra six CCL locations reserved — for the Apertura and Clausura winners and runners-up in addition to the subsequent two groups with the very best mixture factors complete throughout each Apertura and Clausura competitions.

Two spots — for the champion and regular-season winner — can be awarded to the Canadian Premier League, with one place persevering with to go to the Canadian Championship winner.

An extra six spots will go to the top-performing groups within the newly created Central American Cup and three for the Caribbean Cup.

The winners of MLS Cup, Leagues Cup, Central American Cup and Caribbean Cup, together with the Liga MX Apertura or Clausura winner with the very best mixture factors complete will obtain a bye to the spherical of 16. The remainder of the groups will enter at spherical one.

All 5 rounds will observe a direct elimination knockout format, with spherical one, spherical of 16, quarterfinals and semifinals being contested over two house and away matchups earlier than a one-off remaining.

Subsequent yr’s CCL would be the remaining version of the present format. The Seattle Sounders are the present champions having change into the primary MLS membership to win the fashionable iteration of the competitors when defeating Liga MX facet Pumas earlier this month.

The winners of the CCL earn a spot within the FIFA Membership World Cup, though particulars for upcoming tournaments have but to revealed with FIFA having beforehand introduced plans for an expanded format performed each 4 years earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic put the proposal on maintain.

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