The top local youth club, San Juan Jabloteh will make its fourth appearance at the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) and Scotiabank Concacaf Under-13 Champions League to be hosted in Costa Rica at the Costa Rican Football Federation, from August 10-17, 2019.
The 2019 edition of Concacaf’s youngest age tournament, to be played at the Costa Rican Football Federation, in San Jose, will be disputed in two stages, between 16 clubs.
The tournament will kick off with a group phase, at the end of which the top two finishers in each group will advance directly to the round-of-16, while the remaining clubs will continue to play for final placement.
In addition to Jabloteh, which was ousted in the main draw quarterfinals by Panama's Cl Plaza Amada after a 5-0 loss last year, the other teams confirmed so far are Montreal Impact (Canada), Vancouver Whitecaps (Canada), Club Comunicaciones FC (Guatemala), Mount Pleasant Academy (Jamaica), Pioneros de Cancun (Mexico), Rayados Victoria (Mexico), Chapulineros de Oaxaca (Mexico), Guerreros de Coahuila (Mexico), Managua FC (Nicaragua, ADFA Santa Ana (El Salvador), and Philadelphia Union (USA).
The two participating clubs from the host nation, as well as the Panamanian and Honduran representatives, will be confirmed at a later date, once their local championships conclude.
An official draw to sort the participating clubs into the groups for the first stage was carded to take place last night at CF Monterrey Stadium, in Monterrey, Mexico, ahead of the return-leg final of the Scotiabank Champions League between Tigress UANL and CF Monterrey.
In the previous edition of the Scotiabank Concacaf Under-13 Champions League, hosted at the Mexican Football Federation Headquarters in Toluca, Mexico, Los Angeles FC topped Juniors Tampico 2-0 in the final, becoming the first team from the USA to win the competition.