20210209 sccl cheat sheet 3

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.

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TeamAlajuelenseFull NameLiga Deportiva Alajuelense
Year Founded1919City (Country)El Llano (Costa Rica)
League Finish (last tournament)1st (2020 Apertura)Best SCCL finishSemifinals (2013-14, 2014-15; two-time winners of Champions Cup, SCCL's predecessor)
Leading scorerJurguens Montenegro (six goals, 24 appearances, 1383 minutes)





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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




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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)




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TeamLeónFull NameClub León
Year Founded1944City (Country)León (Mexico)
League Finish (last tournament)1st (Torneo Guardianes 2020)Best Scotiabank Champions League finishGroup stage qualifier (2014-15); Round of 16 qualifier (2020)
Leading scorerÁngel Mena (nine goals, 23 appearances, 1831 minutes)





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TeamMarathónFull NameClub Deportivo Marathón
Year Founded1925City (Country)San Pedro Sula (Honduras)
League Finish (last tournament)2nd (2020-21 Apertura)Best Scotiabank Champions League finishQuarterfinalists (2008-09, 2009-10)
Leading scorerKevin Arriaga (four goals, 17 appearances, 1452 minutes)
Edwin Solano (four goals, 17 appearances, 1429 minutes)





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TeamOlimpiaFull NameClub Deportivo Olimpia
Year Founded1912City (Country)Tegucigalpa (Honduras)
League Finish (last tournament)1st (2020-21 Apertura)Best Scotiabank Champions League finishSemifinalist (2020)
Leading scorerJerry Bengtson (nine goals, 20 appearances, 1421 minutes)





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TeamReal EstelíFull NameReal Esteli Fútbol Club
Year Founded1961City (Country)Estelí (Nicaragua)
League Finish (last tournament)1st (2020 Apertura)Best Scotiabank Champions League finishGroup stage qualifier (four times)
Leading scorerJuan Barrera (14 goals, 22 appearances, 1764 minutes)





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TeamSaprissaFull NameDeportivo Saprissa
Year Founded1935City (Country)San José (Costa Rica)
League Finish (last tournament)Semifinals (2020 Apertura)Best Scotiabank Champions League finishSemifinals (2011)
Leading scorerMariano 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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