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The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced the schedule for the upcoming 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF U-13 Champions League. The third edition of the competition kicks off this Saturday, August 5, and runs through August 12.

The invitational tournament, featuring sixteen of the region’s top under-13 clubs representing ten different CONCACAF Member Associations, will be played in its entirety at the Mexican Football Federation Headquarters, in Toluca, Mexico.
 
"We are very much looking forward to the kickoff of this new edition of the U-13 Champions League, a great event featuring our youngest age category, made possible through our partnership with Scotiabank and the FMF," said CONCACAF General Secretary Philippe Moggio. "At CONCACAF, we are working every day to more meaningfully assist in the development of the game across our region. Now entering into the third edition of this competition, the Scotiabank U-13 Champions League has been an unqualified success and model development initiative."
 
“Scotiabank aims to support organizations that are committed to helping young people reach their infinite potential,” said John Doig, Executive Vice-President & Chief Marketing Officer, Scotiabank. “We believe this is an investment in the long-term security, stability and growth of our communities. Scotiabank is a proud sponsor of youth futbol in the international countries where we do business. These sponsorships provide Scotiabank the opportunity to support young people in futbol. We wish all the teams the best of luck!”
 
In Mexico, the sixteen participating U-13 clubs will play in round-robin format for the group stage with the top two teams from each group advancing to the quarterfinals, followed by the semifinals, third-place match and final. Click here to view the full schedule.

The 2016 edition of the CONCACAF U-13 Champions League was played in Mexico City, Mexico. C.D. Santa Ana (El Salvador) was crowned champion, besting Comunicaciones FC (Guatemala) in the final.

All matches of this year's tournament will be shown live at the official website, which features live broadcasts from the tournament as well as stats, information about the teams, photos and other content.

CONCACAF, Scotiabank and the FMF will host a kickoff press conference on Friday, August 4 at 9 am local time at the Pepsi Center CDMX in Mexico City. Media are cordially invited to attend.

Scotiabank CONCACAF U-13 Champions League 2017 Groups and Calendar
*Match start times listed in local time

Group A
Liga Municipal Boca del Rio (Mexico)
CD Victoria (Honduras)
Portmore United FC (Jamaica)
CD Plaza Amador (Panama)
 
Group B
Universidad Cantera Norte (Mexico)   
Santa Ana (El Salvador)
Toronto FC (Canada)
Real Esteli (Nicaragua)
 
Group C
Pioneros Cancún (Mexico)
Police FC (Trinidad & Tobago)
Alajuelense (Costa Rica)
San Salvador (El Salvador)
 
Group D
Fuerza Naranja (Mexico)
Herediano (Costa Rica)
Chicago Fire (USA)
Vancouver Whitecaps (Canada)

Saturday, August 5, 2017
10:00 Liga Municipal Boca del Rio (MEX) vs Portmore United FC (JAM)
10:00 Universidad Cantera Norte (MEX) vs Toronto FC (CAN)
10:00 Pioneros Cancun (MEX) vs LD Alajuelense (CRC)
12:00 C.D. Victoria (HON) vs C.D. Plaza Amador (PAN)
12:00 Santa Ana (SLV) vs Real Esteli (NCA)
12:00 Police FC (TRI) vs San Salvador (SLV)
14:00 Fuerza Naranja (MEX) vs Chicago Fire (USA)
14:00 C.S. Herediano (CRC) vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC (USA)

Sunday, August 6, 2017
10:00 C.D. Victoria (HON) vs Liga Municipal Boca del Rio (MEX)
10:00 Real Esteli (NCA) vs Toronto FC (CAN)
10:00 C.S. Herediano (CRC) vs Fuerza Naranja (MEX)
12:00 San Salvador (SLV) vs LD Alajuelense (CRC)
12:00 Police FC (TRI) vs Pioneros Cancun (MEX)
12:00 Vancouver Whitecaps FC (CAN) vs Chicago Fire (USA)
14:00 C.D. Plaza Amador (PAN) vs Portmore United FC (JAM)
14:00 Santa Ana (SLV) vs Universidad Cantera Norte (MEX)

Monday, August 7, 2017
10:00 Chicago Fire (USA) vs C.S. Herediano (CRC)
10:00 Fuerza Naranja (MEX) vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC (CAN)
10:00 LD Alajuelense (CRC) vs Police FC (TRI)
12:00 Liga Municipal Boca del Rio (MEX) vs C.D. Plaza Amador (PAN)
12:00 Universidad Cantera Norte (MEX) vs Real Esteli (NCA)
12:00 Pioneros Cancun (MEX) vs San Salvador (SLV)
14:00 Portmore United FC (JAM) vs C.D. Victoria (HON)
14:00 Toronto FC (CAN) vs Santa Ana (SLV)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - Quarterfinals
10:00 First Place Group A vs Second Place Group B
10:00 First Place Group C vs Second Place Group D
12:00 First Place Group D vs Second Place Group C
14:00 First Place Group B vs Second Place Group A

Friday, August 11, 2017 – Semifinals
10:00 W25 vs W26
12:00 W31 vs W29

Saturday, August 12, 2017 – Third Place Match & Final
10:00 L33 vs L35
12:00 W33 vs W35