BELIZE CITY, Mon. May 30, 2016–Belize’s Police United FC was represented this evening at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach, Florida, where the draw was conducted for the 24 participating clubs in 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL). There are 4 teams each from Mexico and the USA; 2 each from Trinidad & Tobago, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panama, Salvador, and Guatemala; and 1 each from Haiti, Canada, Nicaragua and Belize. The clubs were separated into eight groups of three for the first round, the round-robin part of the tournament, where teams in each group will play a home-and-away, four-game format, between August and October. After that, the 8 first-place teams will go on to the quarterfinals which kick off in early 2017.
There are no easy teams in this competition, and our Police United FC team is in Group E along with the recently crowned Mexican champions Pachuca and Honduran powerhouse C.D. Olimpia. Get ready, Belize!