Portland Timbers or NY Red Bulls to Claim Final SCCL League Spot
The Portland Timbers are headed to their second MLS Cup in club history, after defeating Sporting Kansas City at Children Mercy Park on November 29, 2018. (Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers )
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MIAMI, Florida – The final spot in the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League remains at large with two US-based MLS teams, Portland Timbers and New York Red Bulls, still in the mix to claim a berth in next year’s tournament.

Upon the conclusion of the 2018 Major League Soccer playoffs on Dec. 8, the positions of the US-based MLS qualified teams for the 2019 SCCL will be finalized.

Here is a breakdown of the two possible seeding scenarios:

If Atlanta United FC wins MLS Cup 2018:

USA 1: Atlanta United FC

USA 2: Sporting Kansas City

USA 3: Houston Dynamo

USA 4: New York Red Bulls

In this scenario, the New York Red Bulls would qualify as the non-champion with the best aggregate record over the course of the 2017 and 2018 MLS seasons.

If Portland Timbers win MLS Cup 2018:

USA 1: Portland Timbers

USA 2: Sporting Kansas City

USA 3: Houston Dynamo

USA 4: Atlanta United FC

In this scenario, the Portland Timbers would qualify as the MLS Cup champion.

More information how all clubs qualify for the tournament is available here.

The official draw will be conducted on Monday, December 3 at 7:00 pm ET, live from the Univision Deportes Studios.

Fans will be able to follow all the action through the Confederation’s partner networks, including Univision Deportes (United States), Yahoo Sports (United States), Fox Sports Latin America (Mexico & Central America), Flow Sports (Caribbean) and other local partners. For other territories, the event will be available on Concacaf GO (subject to territory restrictions).

More information how all clubs qualify for the tournament is available here

19_SCCL_HowTeamsQualify_ENG.pdf
30.11.2018
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