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CHEAT SHEET | Snapshots of the teams the Timbers could draw in Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League

One of the best things about the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League is when your favorite team gets matched up with an opponent you know almost nothing about. Then again, one of the worst things about the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League is, well, when your favorite team gets matched up with an opponent you know almost nothing about.

If the bad side of that situation is freaking you out, we want to help. It might be too much to give you all the information on the Portland Timbers' potential Round of 16 opponents, but ahead of Wednesday afternoon's SCCL draw, we wanted to something.

Here is your cheat-sheet, quick-and-dirty profile of each team the Timbers could draw in Champions League's opening round. Remember: This is only step one of your journey.

Team Alajuelense Full Name Liga Deportiva Alajuelense
Year Founded 1919 City (Country) El Llano (Costa Rica)
League Finish (last tournament) 1st (2020 Apertura) Best SCCL finish Semifinals (2013-14, 2014-15; two-time winners of Champions Cup, SCCL's predecessor)
Leading scorer Jurguens Montenegro (six goals, 24 appearances, 1383 minutes)

 



 

Team Arcahaie Full Name Arcahaie Football Club
Year Founded 2017 City (Country) Arcahaie (Haiti)
League Finish (last tournament) 2nd (lost to Violette AC in the 2020 Série d'Ouverture finals) Best Scotiabank Champions League finish Debuted in 2020

 



 

Team Atlético Pantoja Full Name Club Atlético Pantoja
Year Founded 2000 City (Country) Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
League Finish (last tournament) 1st (2019) Best Scotiabank Champions League finish Qualified, Round of 16 (2019)

 



 

Team León Full Name Club León
Year Founded 1944 City (Country) León (Mexico)
League Finish (last tournament) 1st (Torneo Guardianes 2020) Best Scotiabank Champions League finish Group stage qualifier (2014-15); Round of 16 qualifier (2020)
Leading scorer Ángel Mena (nine goals, 23 appearances, 1831 minutes)

 



 

Team Marathón Full Name Club Deportivo Marathón
Year Founded 1925 City (Country) San Pedro Sula (Honduras)
League Finish (last tournament) 2nd (2020-21 Apertura) Best Scotiabank Champions League finish Quarterfinalists (2008-09, 2009-10)
Leading scorer Kevin Arriaga (four goals, 17 appearances, 1452 minutes)
Edwin Solano (four goals, 17 appearances, 1429 minutes)

 



 

Team Olimpia Full Name Club Deportivo Olimpia
Year Founded 1912 City (Country) Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
League Finish (last tournament) 1st (2020-21 Apertura) Best Scotiabank Champions League finish Semifinalist (2020)
Leading scorer Jerry Bengtson (nine goals, 20 appearances, 1421 minutes)

 



 

Team Real Estelí Full Name Real Esteli Fútbol Club
Year Founded 1961 City (Country) Estelí (Nicaragua)
League Finish (last tournament) 1st (2020 Apertura) Best Scotiabank Champions League finish Group stage qualifier (four times)
Leading scorer Juan Barrera (14 goals, 22 appearances, 1764 minutes)

 



 

Team Saprissa Full Name Deportivo Saprissa
Year Founded 1935 City (Country) San José (Costa Rica)
League Finish (last tournament) Semifinals (2020 Apertura) Best Scotiabank Champions League finish Semifinals (2011)
Leading scorer Mariano Torres (four goals, 22 appearances, 1727 minutes)
Daniel Colindres (four goals, 21 appearances, 1322 minutes)
Ariel Rodríguez (four goals, five appearances, 400 minutes)

 


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