24 teams from the 40 CONCACAF member countries qualify for the competition:
12 teams from the 7 UNCAF countries (2 teams each from El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala and Panama; and 1 team each from Nicaragua and Belize);
9 teams from the 3 NAFU countries (4 teams each from the United States and Mexico and 1 team from Canada);
3 teams from the 30 CFU countries (3 teams from the CFU Club Championship).
Belize does not enter a team, since the country lacks an adequate stadium. As a result, El Salvador gets a 3rd team in the competition.
24 teams are drawn into 8 groups of 3 teams.
Teams are seeded into 3 pots of 8 teams each, based on their country and ranking from their own championship as follows:
pot A: 2 teams each from the United States and Mexico; and 1 team each from Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala and Panama;
pot B: 2 teams each from the United States and Mexico; and 1 team each from Canada, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Honduras;
pot C: the 3 CFU representatives; 2 teams from El Salvador and 1 team each from Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua.
Each of the groups consists of one team from each of the three pots.
Teams from the same country cannot be drawn into the same group (does not apply for the additional team from El Salvador that replaces the Belize representative).
Teams from the United States and Mexico cannot be drawn into the same group.
Each team plays the others from its own group twice - home and away - for a total of 4 games each, over 6 game weeks.
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.
1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. away goals in hth matches; 5. total goal difference; 6. total goals scored; 7. total away goals scored; 8. draw.
<b>Qualification for the Knockout stage:</b>
1 place of each group: qualify for the Knockout stage
8 teams from the Group stage contest the winner in a knockout format.
Teams are ranked 1st to 8th based on their Group stage record.
8 teams are paired as follows:
1st ranked vs 8th ranked (match 1);
2nd ranked vs 7th ranked (match 2);
3rd ranked vs 6th ranked (match 3);
4th ranked vs 5th ranked (match 4);
Winners are decided over two legs, with the higher ranked teams hosting the second legs.
4 teams are paired as follows:
winner match 1 vs winner match 4 (match A);
winner match 2 vs winner match 3 (match B).
Winners are decided over two legs, with the winners of matches 1 and 2 hosting the second legs.
The two Semi-finals winners meet each other with the winner becoming 2012/2013 CONCACAF Champions League winner.
Winner is decided over two legs, with the winner of match A hosting the second leg.
<b>Tie-breakers for the knockout matches over two legs:</b>
1. aggregate score from the two legs, 2.* away goals, 3. extra time, 4. penalties.
* - the away goals rule does not apply during extra time.
<b>Qualification for FIFA competitions:</b>
winner: 2013 FIFA Club World Cup</p>
|1||M. González (GK)|
|Coach: V. Coreas|
|90' +3||The referee blows for full time and Toronto win 3-0.|
|90' +1||2 minutes to be added here in the second half.|
|90'||Bonilla takes the free kick for Águila from well out that sails over the Toronto goal.|
|89'||With a win tonight, Toronto head into their final group match needing a win to advance to the quarter finals.|
|86'||T. Dunfield has scored a goal for Toronto! Assist by A. Morgan.|
|Morgan delivers a low cross from the left flank! Dunfield slides to connects wiith the deliver and scores in the bottom corner of the Águila goal. Toronto lead 3-0.|
|85'||Flores takes a shot from well out that goes over the Toronto goal for a goal kick.|
|83'||Wiedeman slides the ball across the top of the 18 to Johnson who takes the shot first time! González makes the save for Águila.|
|81'||Wiedeman takes a shot from the top of the 18 that is off target for a goal kick.|
|80'||A. Wiedeman enters the game and replaces R. Lambe.|
|78'||W. Soto gets yellow.|
|Soto is given a yellow card for a challenge on a Toronto defender.|
|76'||A. Cann enters the game and replaces Dicoy Williams.|
|75'||Lambe delivers a cross from the right flank to Johnson in the middle of the area! Johsnson's volley rockets off the cross bar and play stops as Amarikwa is called for a handball.|
|74'||Águila controlling much of the possession and are pressuring to find a goal to get back in this game.|
|71'||Amarikwa collects a long ball on his chest on the left side of the 18 and delivers a dangerous cross to Johnson who is unable to direct his header on frame.|
|68'||Avila takes an in-swinging corner for Toronto and Johnson gets a piece of it, but González collects easily for Águila.|
|65'||Umanzor is again called for off side on the left flank, and another Águila attack comes to an end.|
|63'||Lambe delivers a high cross into the area that Romero clears with a volley.|
|60'||M. Duran enters the game and replaces I. Zelaya.|
|Hernández delivers a high ball to the back post for Águila, but the attack comes to a halt as the attacker was flagged for off side.|
|58'||R. Lambe gets yellow.|
|57'||Águila are on the attack until Umanzor is flagged for off sides.|
|55'||Williams is called for a foul in the middle of the field 20 yards out from the 18 yard box. Águila drives a shot from the free kick that Hall saves for Toronto.|
|54'||E. Ávila enters the game and replaces L. Silva.|
|53'||Amarikwa attacks down the left flank and cuts through the defense. Amarikwa delivers a high cross to the back post, but the ball goes over the goal line for a goal kick.|
|51'||Both teams have shared possession evenly throughout this contest, but Toronto find themselves ahead on the scoreboard.|
|48'||A cross delivered to Williams is just over the head of the defender, for an Águila goal kick.|
|46'||J. Hernández enters the game and replaces I. Santos.|
|I. Flores enters the game and replaces H. Velásquez.|
|H. Romero gets yellow.|
|Toronto kick off and the second half is underway! Immediately following the kick off, Silva is fouled by Romero. Romero receives the yellow card for his tackle from behind.|
|45' +3||The referee blows for half time. Toronto lead 2-0 after the first half of play.|
|45'||2 minutes to be added here in the first half of play.|
|43'||A long ball to Morgan down the left flank finds him, but he is unable to control and Águila are awarded a throw in.|
|40'||T. Dunfield has scored a goal for Toronto! Assist by R. Johnson.|
|Amarikwa plays the ball to Johnson on the left side of the Águila goal inside the 18 yard box! Johnson plays the ball across the face of goal to Dunfield who taps it into the open net! Toronto lead 2-0!|
|39'||Águila delivery the free kick into the box and Umanzor heads the ball in the middle of the 18, but the Toronto defenders block the attempt and clear the danger.|
|38'||A free kick is awarded to Águila outside the 18 yard box on the left flank.|
|37'||Morgan delivers a high ball towards the Águila goal, but his delivery is off target for an Águila goal kick.|
|34'||A long high ball finds Johnson at the back post, but his header is blocked by the defense.|
|33'||Maund takes a shot from the top of the 18 that his well off target, high and wide for an Águila goal kick.|
|31'||Umanzor breaks down the left flank and receives a long ball which he controls. Umanzor is dispossessed in the corner and Toronto win a goal kick.|
|29'||The last time these two met, Toronto was victorious at home 5-1 over Águila.|
|26'||The corner taken by Toronto is easily collected by the Águila keeper.|
|25'||Amerikwa wins Toronto another corner on the right flank.|
|24'||Morgan breaks down the left flank and wins a corner for Toronto. Johnson heads the delivery at the front post, and the ball is over the goal line for an Águila goal kick.|
|22'||Bonilla attacks dangerously down the left flank and cuts through the Toronto defense. Romero takes the shot from the top of the 18, but his shot is wide left of the Toronto goal.|
|21'||Águila were beginning to build an attack, but the flag is raised for off sides.|
|18'||Toronto holding possession and patiently building the attack.|
|16'||Q. Amarikwa has scored a goal for Toronto! Assist by R. Johnson.|
|A long ball is delivered to the back post and Amarikwa heads the ball at the back post! Amarikwa scores from the finest of angles at the back post! Toronto lead 1-0.|
|13'||Toronto is awarded a free kick in a dangerous position 40 yards out from the goal. The free kick is delivered into the area and González collects for Águila.|
|12'||Play resumes after a brief stoppage as González was shaken up on the previous play.|
|10'||The delivery falls to Dunfield at the back post! Dunfield's shot is over the Águila goal from 6 yards out!|
|9'||Dunfield takes a shot from well out that is parried away by the keeper for a corner.|
|8'||An in-swinging corner is delivered, but the whistle blows for a foul by Johnson, and the attack by Toronto comes to an end.|
|7'||Morgan wins a corner for Toronto on the left flank.|
|5'||Toronto needs a win tonight to keep their quarter final hopes alive.|
|2'||Águila attack down the left flank and a speculative shot from well out is saved by Hall.|
|1'||Águila kick off and this match is underway!|
|Welcome to Estadio Cuscatlán in San Salvador for this Group 1 match between Toronto and Águila. Your official for tonight’s match is José Luis Rodriguez of Panama.|