Club: DirecTV W Connection
City & Country: Point Lisas, Trinidad & Tobago
Stadium: Hasely Crawford Stadium (for SCCL games)
DirecTV W Connection Football Club was officially founded in 1999, the same year that Trinidad & Tobago inaugurated its first professional league. Since then, the Savonetta Boys have won the most titles, lifting the trophy on five occasions. From an international standpoint, W Connection has developed into a regional power, regularly participating in Caribbean and CONCACAF club competitions. It has won the CFU Caribbean Club Championship outright three times (2002, 2006, 2009), the most of any side. Additionally, W Connection will be making its fourth Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) appearance in the 2015/16 edition, after finishing as runner-up to Central FC in the 2015 CFU Caribbean Club Championship, falling 2-1 in the final. In the SCCL, W Connection has achieved some notable results, winning in 2009/10 on the road against the New York Red Bulls (2-1) and Comunicaciones (3-0), while posting impressive scorelines against Mexico’s Pumas (2-2 home draw, 2-1 away loss). Players to watch this year include St. Lucia international defender Kurt Fredrick, who at 24-years-old has already played in 12 World Cup qualifiers; forward Shahdon Winchester, who scored three goals in the 2015 CFU Caribbean Club Championship; and 19-year-old forward Aikim Andrews, who scored two goals in the 2015 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship.
All-Time SCCL Record v 2015/16 Group A opponents
v Santos (no previous meetings)
v Saprissa (no previous meetings)