Scotiabank CONCACAF U-13 Champions League draw set for Wednesday
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Comunicaciones players (pictured) celebrate after beating Sporting Kansas City in the 2016 Scotiabank CONCACAF Under-13 Champions League semifinals.

MIAMI – CONCACAF and Scotiabank announced Monday details of the draw for the Scotiabank CONCACAF Under-13 Champions League invitational tournament. The draw will take place Wednesday, April 26, 9:00 a.m., at the JW Marriott in the Polanco district of Mexico City.

Sixteen teams – up from eight in previous years -- from each of CONCACAF’s three sub-regions will compete in the event to be played in Mexico this August. Thirteen of the sixteen clubs set to participate have already been determined, including the defending champion of the 2016 edition – El Salvador’s Santa Ana.

CANADA
Toronto FC  
Vancouver Whitecaps FC  

COSTA RICA
Herediano  
Alajuelense  

EL SALVADOR
Santa Ana    
San Salvador  

HONDURAS
TBD by June 11              

JAMAICA  
Portmore United FC

MEXICO  
Universidad Cantera Norte  
Fuerza Naranja  
Liga Municipal Boca del Río  
Pioneros Cancún   

NICARAGUA  
Real Esteli

PANAMA  
TBD by April 30              

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
TBD by June 11

USA
Chicago Fire  

The draw will sort the 16 participants into four groups of four for round-robin play. 

The players participating in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Under-13 Champions League represent the youngest age group competing in an official CONCACAF event, following the establishment of under-15 tournaments in both boys’ and girls’ categories in recent years.