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Concacaf launches region’s first official women’s continental club competition with annual W Champions Cup

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Inaugural 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup will begin in August with Group Stage matches

Competition will crown regional club champion and serve as sole qualification route to new FIFA Women’s Club World Cup

Draw for first edition will take place on June 2024


Miami, FL – Following the successful conclusion of the inaugural Concacaf W Gold Cup over the past month, which saw the United States crowned Champions on Sunday, March 10, after a fantastic final at San Diego’s Snapdragon Stadium, Concacaf has announced its next strategic move in women’s football: the launch of the Concacaf W Champions Cup, the region’s first official women’s continental club championship.

The W Champions Cup will be an annual competition and will include the best clubs from North America, Central America and the Caribbean and will crown a regional women’s club champion. The tournament will also be the sole path through which Concacaf region clubs can qualify for the new FIFA Women’s Club World Cup, which FIFA has committed to launching in the near future.

The inaugural Concacaf W Champions Cup will be the 2024/25 edition, with Preliminary Round and Group Stage matches scheduled for August, September, and October 2024 and a final four centralized Semifinals and Final in May 2025.

The competition will be played annually between 11 clubs from Member Associations which meet Concacaf’s eligibility criteria. Clubs will qualify through their domestic leagues based on sporting merit through criteria which must be proposed by their Member Association and ratified by Concacaf. The qualification slots are allocated to Member Associations as follows:

Canada: 1 club in Preliminary Round*
Costa Rica: 1 club in Group Stage
El Salvador: 1 club in Preliminary Round*
Jamaica: 1 club in Group Stage
Mexico: 3 clubs in Group Stage
Panama: 1 club in Group Stage
USA: 3 clubs in Group Stage

*The best club from each of Canada and El Salvador will compete in a Preliminary Round play-in to determine which of them progresses to the Group Stage.

The format for the Concacaf W Champions Cup will include a Preliminary Round (Canada club vs El Salvador club) followed by a Group Stage consisting of two groups of five teams, with each team playing a total of four group stage matches (two at home; two away) in August, September, and October. At the conclusion of Group Stage play, the top two clubs from each group will progress to a final four centralized event played in May.

“Launching the Concacaf W Champions Cup is a very exciting next step on our journey of developing all aspects of women’s football in our region”, said Concacaf President and FIFA Vice President, Victor Montagliani.

“When we launched our Concacaf W women’s football strategy in 2019 we focused on creating an enhanced calendar of national team competitions that benefited all of our Member Associations, and on providing opportunities for women and girls to develop a passion for football at all levels of the sport. We have made significant progress in those areas, albeit with much work more to do, and the growth of leagues and clubs is an important next phase in our strategy. The W Champions Cup will provide a tremendous sporting opportunity for clubs in Concacaf, and we look forward to the first edition commencing in August this year, to crowning a first champion in May 2025, and to delivering an exciting pathway to the new FIFA Women’s Club World Cup,” added Montagliani.

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2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup Draw Scheduled for June 6; match-dates confirmed

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Official Draw and brand unveil will take place on June 6

Inaugural Concacaf W Champions Cup will begin in August with Play-In and Group Stage matches

Competition will crown regional club champion and serve as sole qualification route to new FIFA Women’s Club World Cup

Miami, FL - Following last month's exciting announcement about the launch of the Concacaf W Champions Cup, the region’s first official women’s continental club championship, Concacaf has unveiled further details about the competition’s inaugural edition.

The Concacaf W Champions Cup is an annual tournament that includes the best clubs from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean and crowns the region’s women’s club champion. The tournament is also the sole path through which clubs in Concacaf can qualify for the new FIFA Women’s Club World Cup, which FIFA has committed to launching in the near future.

COMPETITION FORMAT

The 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup will include a Preliminary Round, followed by Group and Knockout Stage play.

The Preliminary Round Play-in will be a single-leg match between two clubs, with the winner advancing to the Group Stage.

The Group Stage will feature 10 clubs divided into two groups of five clubs. Each club will play every club in their group once, for a total of four matches per club (two at home and two away). The group winners and runners-up (four clubs) will progress to the competition’s final four at the conclusion of Group Stage play.

The Semifinals, Third Place Match, and Final, where the first-ever Concacaf W Champions Cup champion will be crowned, will be centralized in a to-be-announced venue.

PARTICIPATING CLUBS

Following extensive consultation with all stakeholders, the criteria for clubs to qualify into the 2024/25 inaugural edition of the Concacaf W Champions through their respective leagues have been developed and will be reviewed and approved by the Concacaf Council later this month, and communicated in due course.

As previously announced, for the 2024/25 edition of the tournament, the 11 available qualification slots have been allocated amongst seven Member Associations that meet Concacaf’s eligibility, as follows:

Canada: 1 club in Preliminary Round*
Costa Rica: 1 club in Group Stage
El Salvador: 1 club in Preliminary Round*
Jamaica: 1 club in Group Stage
Mexico: 3 clubs in Group Stage
Panama: 1 club in Group Stage
USA: 3 clubs in Group Stage

*The Preliminary Round Play-In winner will progress to the Group Stage.

COMPETITION DATES

The official draw for the 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup will take place on Thursday, June 6. At this event, where Concacaf will also unveil the tournament’s brand identity, clubs will be divided into two groups.

Furthermore, Concacaf has confirmed the match windows for the 2024/25 edition, which are as follows:

Official Draw: June 6, 2024
Preliminary Round: August 13-15, 2024
Group Stage Week 1: August 20-22, 2024
Group Stage Week 2: September 3-5, 2024
Group Stage Week 3: September 17-19, 2024
Group Stage Week 4: October 1-3, 2024
Group Stage Week 5: October 15-17, 2024
Final Round (semifinals, 3rd Place match, and Final): May 22-25, 2025

Further details about this exciting new competition will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Concacaf announces qualification criteria for Confederation’s 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup

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Seven clubs have secured a slot; remaining four will be confirmed ahead of official draw

Official Draw and brand unveil to take place on June 6

Champion will be crowned regional champion and claim the Confederation’s slot at the new FIFA Women’s Club World Cup

Miami, FL – Concacaf has announced that its Council has approved the criteria for how clubs will qualify for the Confederation’s inaugural Concacaf W Champions Cup.

As previously announced, the Concacaf W Champions Cup is a new annual tournament that includes the best clubs from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean and crowns the region’s women’s club champion. The tournament is also the sole path through which clubs in Concacaf can qualify for the new FIFA Women’s Club World Cup, which FIFA has committed to launching in the near future.

The first edition of the competition will feature 11 clubs from seven Member Associations and include a Preliminary Round, followed by a Group Stage and a centralized Final Four.

QUALIFICATION CRITERIA AND PARTICIPATING CLUBS

Following extensive consultation with all stakeholders, including its Member Associations, leagues, and clubs, the Concacaf Council has now reviewed and approved the proposed qualification criteria for clubs to qualify for the 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup.

The approved criteria per country and qualified clubs thus far are as follows:

Canada (1 club in the Preliminary Round): 2023 League1 Women’s Inter-Provincial Championship Winner (Vancouver Whitecaps FC).

Costa Rica (1 club in the Group Stage): 2023 Apertura and Clausura Unión Femenina de Fútbol Champion (LD Alajuelense).

El Salvador (1 club in the Preliminary Round): 2023/24 Liga Primera Femenina Play-Off Winner (to be played between the 2023 Apertura and 2024 Clausura Champions).

Jamaica (1 club in the Group Stage): 2022/23 Jamaica Women’s Premier League Champion (Frazsiers Whip Women FC).

Mexico (3 clubs in the Group Stage): Liga MX Femenil 2023 Apertura Champion (Tigres UANL Femenil), 2024 Clausura Champion (TBC), and the best runner-up (TBC based on aggregate regular season league points across both competitions).

Panama (1 club in the Group Stage): Liga de Fútbol Femenino 2024 Apertura Champion (TBC).

United States (3 clubs in the Group Stage): 2023 NWSL Champion (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Shield Winner (San Diego Wave FC), and Shield Runner-Up (Portland Thorns FC).

COMPETITION FORMAT

The 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup includes a Preliminary Round, followed by Group and Knockout Stage play. The Preliminary Round Play-in will be a single-leg match between two clubs, with the winner advancing to the Group Stage.

The Group Stage will feature 10 clubs divided into two groups of five clubs each. Each club will play every club in its group once, for a total of four matches per club (two at home and two away). At the conclusion of Group Stage play, the group winners and runners-up (four clubs) will progress to the competition’s final four.

The Semifinals, Third Place Match, and Final, where the first-ever Concacaf W Champions Cup champion will be crowned, will be centralized in a venue to be announced.

OFFICIAL DRAW

The official draw for the 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup will take place on Thursday, June 6. At this event, where Concacaf will also unveil the tournament’s brand identity, the 10 clubs participating in the Group Stage will be divided into two groups of five clubs each.

COMPETITION DATES

Official Draw: June 6, 2024
Preliminary Round: August 13-15, 2024
Group Stage Week 1: August 20-22, 2024
Group Stage Week 2: September 3-5, 2024
Group Stage Week 3: September 17-19, 2024
Group Stage Week 4: October 1-3, 2024
Group Stage Week 5: October 15-17, 2024
Final Round (Semifinals, 3rd Place match, and Final): May 22-25, 2025

Further details about this exciting new competition, including the draw procedures, will be announced in the coming weeks.

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2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup official draw details announced

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Official draw and brand unveil will take place on June 6

Eight clubs have secured a berth in the inaugural 11-team tournament

Competition will crown regional club champion and serve as sole qualification route to new FIFA Women’s Club World Cup

Miami, FL – Concacaf has announced the 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup official draw procedures and pots. The made-for-tv event, during which Concacaf will also unveil the tournament’s brand identity, will take place on Thursday, June 6, at 8:00 p.m. ET.

The Confederation's new annual tournament includes the best clubs from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean and crowns the region’s women’s club champion. The competition is also the sole path through which clubs in Concacaf can qualify for the new FIFA Women’s Club World Cup, which FIFA has committed to launching in the near future.

Thus far, eight clubs have secured a berth in the 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup. These clubs are, in alphabetical order per country:

Canada (1): Vancouver Whitecaps FC (CAN1)
Costa Rica (1): LD Alajuelense (CRC1)
Jamaica (1): Frazsiers Whip Football Limited (JAM1)
Mexico (2): Tigres UANL Femenil (MEX1) and Club America (MEX2 or MEX3)
USA (3): NJ/NY Gotham FC (USA1), San Diego Wave FC (USA2), and Portland Thorns FC (USA3)

The other three participating clubs will be confirmed before the official draw as follows:

El Salvador (1): 2023/24 Liga Primera Femenina Play-Off Winner (SLV1)
Mexico (1): Liga MX Femenil 2024 Clausura Champion or best runner-up (MEX2 or MEX3)
Panama (1): Liga de Fútbol Femenino 2024 Apertura Champion (PAN1)

OFFICIAL DRAW

Draw Pots

In accordance with the competition’s regulations and each Member Associations and club’s qualification criteria, the 11 participants have been divided into six pots as follows:

Pot 1: Vancouver Whitecaps FC (CAN1) and TBC (SLV1)
Pot 2: NJ/NY Gotham FC (USA1) and San Diego Wave FC (USA2)
Pot 3: Portland Thorns FC (USA3) and Tigres UANL Femenil (MEX1)
Pot 4: Club America (MEX2 or MEX3) and TBC (MEX2 or MEX3)
Pot 5: LD Alajuelense (CRC1) and TBC (PAN1)
Pot 6: Frazsiers Whip Football Limited (JAM1) and the winner of the Preliminary Round (PR1)

Draw Procedures

The draw will be carried out using a single-blind system and in two parts. First, a sphere will be drawn from Pot 1 to determine the host of the Preliminary Round. Once confirmed, the Group Stage Draw will begin.

Starting with Pot 2, the first club will be drawn and placed in Group A, position A1, followed by the second club in Group B, position B1. The same process will be used for Pots 3, 4, 5, and 6, always placing the first club drawn in Group A and the second club in Group B.

At the conclusion of the Group Stage Draw, each Group will contain no more than one club from each pot.

COMPETITION FORMAT

The Concacaf W Champions Cup includes a Preliminary Round, followed by Group and Knockout Stage play. The Preliminary Round Play-in will be a single-leg match between two clubs, with the winner advancing to the Group Stage.

The Group Stage will feature 10 clubs divided into two groups of five clubs each. Each club will play every club in its group once, for a total of four matches per club (two at home and two away). At the conclusion of Group Stage play, the group winners and runners-up (four clubs) will progress to the competition’s final four.

The Semifinals, Third Place Match, and Final, where the first-ever Concacaf W Champions Cup champion will be crowned, will be centralized in a venue to be announced.

COMPETITION DATES

Preliminary Round: August 13-15, 2024
Group Stage Week 1: August 20-22, 2024
Group Stage Week 2: September 3-5, 2024
Group Stage Week 3: September 17-19, 2024
Group Stage Week 4: October 1-3, 2024
Group Stage Week 5: October 15-17, 2024
Final Round (Semifinals, 3rd Place match, and Final): May 22-25, 2025

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Club America, Rayadas, Santa Fe join list of inaugural W Champions Cup participants

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MIAMI – Ten teams have confirmed their participation for the 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup, the new annual tournament that matches the best clubs from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean to crown the region’s women’s club champion.

The 11-team field has nearly filled up as nations wrap up their domestic seasons. All but one participant has been confirmed, leaving the El Salvador 2023/24 Liga Primera Femenina Play-Off Winner to determine the last spot.

The official draw for the 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup will take place on Thursday, June 6. The preliminary round kicks off the tournament in August with the group stage starting shortly after until October to decide who moves on to the final round, contested in May 2025.

Here is the list of teams that will participate in the inaugural Concacaf W Champions Cup:

CANADA

Vancouver Whitecaps

Whitecaps FC have qualified by winning the 2023 League1 Women’s Inter-Provincial Championship. They will enter in the Preliminary Round with experienced players in the Concacaf Women's U-20 national team who qualified for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Colombia 2024, such as defender Mya Archibald, defender Clare Logan, midfielder Jeneva Hernández, and forward Jaime Perrault.

COSTA RICA

Alajuelense

Alajuelense have qualified for the 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup as champions of the 2023 Super Copa Unión Femenina de Fútbol. Ten players on the squad were part of Costa Rica’s quarterfinal team in the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup including Fabiola Villalobos, Alexa Herrera, and Sheika Scott.

EL SALVADOR

TBC

The 2023/24 Liga Primera Femenina Play-Off Winner, to be played between the Apertura 2023 and Clausura 2024 champions, will participate in the 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup. They will enter in the Preliminary Round.

JAMAICA

Frazsiers Whip Women FC

The 2022/23 Jamaica Women’s Premier League champions will represent the Caribbean in the 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup. Janeil Mignott, Shaneil Buckley, Kiona Tulloch, Lotoya Duhaney, and Destiny Powell were part of the Jamaica U-17 and U-20 women's national teams, and all participated in the Pan American Games Chile 2023.

MEXICO

Tigres UANL

Tigres UANL has qualified as champions of the Apertura 2023 season. Las Amazonas have become a powerhouse in Mexican women’s soccer with six Liga MX Femenil trophies, the most of any club. FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Jenni Hermoso and Concacaf W Gold Cup Best XI selection Jacqueline Ovalle headline the current squad.

Club America

Finalists of the Clausura 2024 season and runners-up in the Apertura 2023, Club America has assured its place in the next Concacaf W Champions Cup. They can qualify as the champions or as the runner-up with the better aggregate of regular season league points. Concacaf W Gold Cup Best XI defender Karen Luna and Liga MX Femenil all-time leading scorer Katty Martínez are some of the notable players for Las Aguilas.

Rayadas

As finalists of the Clausura 2024, CF Monterrey Femenil has secured its participation as either the champion or the runner-up with the better aggregate of regular season league points across the Apertura 2023 and Clausura 2024 seasons. Captain Rebeca Bernal was a Concacaf W Gold Cup Best XI selection and leads an experienced group that include Salvadoran defender Juana Plata and Guatemalan forward Ana Lucía Martínez.

PANAMA

Santa Fe FC

Santa Fe FC has qualified as the 2024 Liga de Fútbol Femenino champion. Star goalkeeper Yenith Bailey, winner of the Golden Glove Award at the 2018 Concacaf W Championship, headlines the squad alongside midfielders Schiandra Gonzalez and Sherline King, Panamanian representatives at the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup.

UNITED STATES

NJ/NY Gotham FC

NY/NJ Gotham FC has qualified for the 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup as the 2023 NWSL champion. Juan Carlos Amoros’ squad counts with FIFA Women's World Cup winners in Kelley O'Hara, Rose Lavelle and Crystal Dunn along with Concacaf W Gold Cup champions in Lynn Williams and Margaret Purce.

San Diego Wave FC

San Diego Wave has qualified as the 2023 NWSL Shield champion, as the team with the best regular season record. Captain Alex Morgan, Concacaf W Gold Cup Golden Ball winner Jaedyn Shaw, and Mexican star Maria Sanchez will be tasked with providing goals for the squad led by English manager Casey Stoney.

Portland Thorns FC

The Portland Thorns qualified as the next best club in the 2023 NWSL Shield standings. The three-time league champions count with a star-studded squad with longtime Concacaf standouts in Rebecca Sauerbrunn, Christine Sinclair, and Janine Beckie along with the next wave of United States stars in Sophia Smith and Olivia Moultrie.

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Alianza FC completes list of W Champions Cup participants

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MIAMI.- The field of 11 teams is complete for the 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup, the new annual tournament that matches the best clubs from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean to crown the region’s women’s club champion.

As nations wrapped up their domestic seasons, Alianza FC secured the final spot as the El Salvador 2023/24 Liga Primera Femenina Play-Off Winner. They will face Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the preliminary round, with the winner advancing to the group stage.

The official draw for the 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup will take place on Thursday, June 6. The preliminary round kicks off the tournament in August with the group stage starting shortly after until October to decide who moves on to the final round, contested in May 2025.

Here is the list of teams that will participate in the inaugural Concacaf W Champions Cup:

CANADA

Vancouver Whitecaps

Whitecaps FC have qualified by winning the 2023 League1 Women’s Inter-Provincial Championship. They will enter in the Preliminary Round with experienced players in the Concacaf Women's U-20 national team who qualified for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Colombia 2024, such as defender Mya Archibald, defender Clare Logan, midfielder Jeneva Hernández, and forward Jaime Perrault.

COSTA RICA

Alajuelense

Alajuelense have qualified for the 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup as champions of the 2023 Super Copa Unión Femenina de Fútbol. Ten players on the squad were part of Costa Rica’s quarterfinal team in the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup including Fabiola Villalobos, Alexa Herrera, and Sheika Scott.

EL SALVADOR

ALIANZA FC

Alianza FC qualified after winning the Liga Primera Femenina in consecutive seasons, forgoing the need for a play-off winner. It is the most successful team in Salvadoran women's football history with eight league titles. Among the notable players, who also participated in the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup, are Priscila Ortiz, Irma Hernández, and Nicole Amaya.

JAMAICA

Frazsiers Whip Women FC

The 2022/23 Jamaica Women’s Premier League champions will represent the Caribbean in the 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup. Janeil Mignott, Shaneil Buckley, Kiona Tulloch, Lotoya Duhaney, and Destiny Powell were part of the Jamaica U-17 and U-20 women's national teams, and all participated in the Pan American Games Chile 2023.

MEXICO

Tigres UANL

Tigres UANL has qualified as champions of the Apertura 2023 season. Las Amazonas have become a powerhouse in Mexican women’s soccer with six Liga MX Femenil trophies, the most of any club. FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Jenni Hermoso and Concacaf W Gold Cup Best XI selection Jacqueline Ovalle headline the current squad.

Club America

Finalists of the Apertura 2023 and Clausura 2024 seasons, Club America has assured its place in the next Concacaf W Champions Cup as back-to-back runners-up. Concacaf W Gold Cup Best XI defender Karen Luna and Liga MX Femenil all-time leading scorer Katty Martínez are some of the notable players for Las Aguilas.

Rayadas

Rayadas qualified as champions of the Clausura 2024. Captain Rebeca Bernal was a Concacaf W Gold Cup Best XI selection and leads an experienced group that includes Salvadoran defender Juana Plata and Guatemalan forward Ana Lucía Martínez.

PANAMA

Santa Fe FC

Santa Fe FC has qualified as the 2024 Liga de Fútbol Femenino champion. Star goalkeeper Yenith Bailey, winner of the Golden Glove Award at the 2018 Concacaf W Championship, headlines the squad alongside midfielders Schiandra Gonzalez and Sherline King, Panamanian representatives at the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup.

UNITED STATES

NJ/NY Gotham FC

NY/NJ Gotham FC has qualified for the 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup as the 2023 NWSL champion. Juan Carlos Amoros’ squad counts with FIFA Women's World Cup winners in Kelley O'Hara, Rose Lavelle and Crystal Dunn along with Concacaf W Gold Cup champions in Lynn Williams and Margaret Purce.

San Diego Wave FC

San Diego Wave has qualified as the 2023 NWSL Shield champion, as the team with the best regular season record. Captain Alex Morgan, Concacaf W Gold Cup Golden Ball winner Jaedyn Shaw, and Mexican star Maria Sanchez will be tasked with providing goals for the squad led by English manager Casey Stoney.

Portland Thorns FC

The Portland Thorns qualified as the next best club in the 2023 NWSL Shield standings. The three-time league champions count with a star-studded squad with longtime Concacaf standouts in Rebecca Sauerbrunn, Christine Sinclair, and Janine Beckie along with the next wave of United States stars in Sophia Smith and Olivia Moultrie.

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Participating clubs and draw pots confirmed for inaugural Concacaf W Champions Cup

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11 clubs have secured a berth

Official draw and brand unveil set for June 6

Competition will crown regional club champion and serve as sole qualification route to new FIFA Women’s Club World Cup

Miami, FL (Friday, May 31, 2024)— Concacaf has confirmed the list of 11 clubs that have secured a berth in the inaugural edition of the Concacaf W Champions Cup. The Confederation’s new annual tournament includes the best clubs from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean and crowns the region’s women’s club champion.

The Concacaf W Champions Cup is also the sole path through which Concacaf clubs can qualify for the new FIFA Women’s Club World Cup. FIFA recently announced that the first edition will feature 16 clubs and be played between January and February 2026.

Concacaf has also confirmed the pots and procedures for the W Champions Cup official draw. At the live, made-for-tv event in Miami, FL, which will take place on June 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET, the Confederation will also unveil the tournament’s brand identity. Fans will be able to follow all the action through the Confederation’s partner networks and the Concacaf YouTube Channel.


PARTICIPATING CLUBS

The 11 available 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup slots have been allocated amongst seven Member Associations that meet Concacaf’s eligibility criteria. Based on the qualification criteria proposed by these Member Associations and approved by the Concacaf Council, the 11 clubs qualified for the competition are, in alphabetical order by country:

Canada (1): Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Costa Rica (1): LD Alajuelense
El Salvador (1): Alianza Women FC
Jamaica (1): Frazsiers Whip Football Limited
Mexico (3): Tigres Femenil, CF Monterrey Femenil, Club America Femenil
Panama (1): Santa Fe FC
USA (3): NJ/NY Gotham FC, San Diego Wave FC, Portland Thorns FC


OFFICIAL DRAW

Draw Pots

In accordance with the competition regulations and the qualification criteria of each club, the 11 participants have been divided into six pots as follows:

Pot 1: Vancouver Whitecaps FC (CAN1) and Alianza Women FC (SLV1)
Pot 2: NJ/NY Gotham FC (USA1) and San Diego Wave FC (USA2)
Pot 3: Portland Thorns FC (USA3) and Tigres Femenil (MEX1)
Pot 4: CF Monterrey Femenil (MEX2) and Club America Femenil (MEX3)
Pot 5: LD Alajuelense (CRC1) and Santa Fe FC (PAN1)
Pot 6: Frazsiers Whip Football Limited (JAM1) and the Preliminary Round winner (PR1)

Draw Procedures

The draw will be carried out using a single-blind system and in two parts. First, a sphere will be drawn from Pot 1 to determine the host of the Preliminary Round. Once confirmed, the Group Stage Draw will begin.

Starting with Pot 2, the first club will be drawn and placed in Group A, position A1, followed by the second club in Group B, position B1. The same process will be followed for Pots 3, 4, 5, and 6, always placing the first club drawn in Group A and the second club in Group B.

At the conclusion of the Group Stage Draw, each group will contain no more than one club from each pot.


COMPETITION FORMAT AND DATES

The Concacaf W Champions Cup includes a Preliminary Round, followed by group and direct elimination play. The Preliminary Round will be a single-leg match between two clubs, with the winner advancing to the Group Stage.

Preliminary Round: August 13-15, 2024

The Group Stage will feature 10 clubs divided into two groups of five clubs each. Each club will play every club in its group once, for a total of four matches per club (two at home and two away). At the conclusion of Group Stage play, the group winners and runners-up (four clubs in total) will progress to the competition’s Finals.

Group Stage Week 1: August 20-22, 2024
Group Stage Week 2: September 3-5, 2024
Group Stage Week 3: September 17-19, 2024
Group Stage Week 4: October 1-3, 2024
Group Stage Week 5: October 15-17, 2024

The Semifinals (1A vs 2B and 1B vs 2A), Third Place Match, and Final, where the first-ever Concacaf W Champions Cup champion will be crowned, will be centralized in a venue to be announced.

Finals (Semifinals, 3rd Place match, and Final): May 22-25, 2025
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Draw delivers groups for inaugural Concacaf W Champions Cup
Published on 06 Jun 2024
Official draw determined Preliminary Round host and groups
11 of the best women’s clubs in North America, Central America, and Caribbean will compete for the regional club title
Competition serves as sole qualification route to new FIFA Women’s Club World Cup


Miami, FL – Concacaf has conducted the official draw for the 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup. The inaugural edition of the Confederation’s annual tournament, which will be played from August 2024 to May 2025, includes some of the best women’s clubs from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

The Concacaf W Champions Cup is also the sole path through which Concacaf clubs can qualify for the new FIFA Women’s Club World Cup. FIFA recently announced that the first edition will feature 16 clubs and be played between January and February 2026.

Sports anchor Adriana Monsalve hosted the live event in Miami, FL, which also included Concacaf President and FIFA Vice President Victor Montagliani and players Lixy Rodríguez (Costa Rica) and Kathryn Williamson (USA).

President Montagliani unveiled the Concacaf W Champions Cup brand and anthem. The selected colors represent the grit and intensity of this competition, while the logo evokes the silhouette of the trophy, the ultimate prize, and includes a Triple C in the center, the initials of the Concacaf Champions Cup

The brand essence is "For Greatness," as our clubs and players always strive to be the best they can be, giving everything and maximizing the power of their togetherness. The anthem, also named "For Greatness,” was composed by the renowned musician and producer Matt Clifford.



Click here to download the competition’s brand assets.

During Thursday’s draw, the 10 clubs participating in the competition’s group stage, all of which have qualified via their domestic league play (more details available here), were split into two groups of five clubs each and will play as follows:

Group A
NJ/NY Gotham FC
Tigres Femenil
CF Monterrey Femenil
LD Alajuelense
Frazsiers Whip Football Limited

Group B
San Diego Wave FC
Portland Thorns FC
Club America Femenil
Santa Fe FC
Preliminary Round winner

Furthermore, it was determined that Alianza Women FC will host the Preliminary Round single-leg match versus Vancouver Whitecaps FC.


COMPETITION FORMAT AND DATES

The Concacaf W Champions Cup includes a Preliminary Round, followed by group and direct elimination play. The Preliminary Round will be a single-leg match between two clubs, with the winner advancing to the Group Stage.

Preliminary Round: August 13-15, 2024

The Group Stage will feature 10 clubs divided into two groups of five clubs each. Each club will play every club in its group once, for a total of four matches per club (two at home and two away). At the conclusion of Group Stage play, the group winners and runners-up (four clubs in total) will progress to the competition’s Finals.

Group Stage Week 1: August 20-22, 2024
Group Stage Week 2: September 3-5, 2024
Group Stage Week 3: September 17-19, 2024
Group Stage Week 4: October 1-3, 2024
Group Stage Week 5: October 15-17, 2024

The Semifinals (1A vs 2B and 1B vs 2A), Third Place Match, and Final, where the first-ever Concacaf W Champions Cup champion will be crowned, will be centralized in a venue to be announced.

Finals (Semifinals, 3rd Place match, and Final): May 22-25, 2025

Concacaf will announce the competition’s match schedule in the coming days.

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Concacaf announces schedule for inaugural Concacaf W Champions Cup

Published on 12 Jun 2024

Draw took place on June 6
11 clubs will compete for the regional club title
Competition serves as sole qualification route for new FIFA Women’s Club World Cup

Miami, FL - Concacaf has announced the schedule for the 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup Preliminary Round and Group Stage matches.

The competition's inaugural edition will feature 11 clubs from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean and be played from August 2024 to May 2025. The W Champions Cup will also be the only path through which Concacaf clubs can qualify for the new FIFA Women’s Club World Cup. FIFA recently announced that the first edition of the Women’s Club World Cup will include 16 clubs and be played between January and February 2026.

The 2024/25 W Champions Cup official draw took place on June 6. During the live TV event in Miami, FL, the 10 clubs participating in the group stage were split into two groups of five and will play as follows:

Group A
NJ/NY Gotham FC (USA)
Tigres Femenil (MEX)
CF Monterrey Femenil (MEX)
LD Alajuelense (CRC)
Frazsiers Whip Football Limited (JAM)

Group B
San Diego Wave FC (USA)
Portland Thorns FC (USA)
Club America Femenil (MEX)
Santa Fe FC (PAN)
Preliminary Round Winner (TBC)


Also, it was determined that Alianza Women FC (SLV) will host the Preliminary Round single-leg match versus Vancouver Whitecaps FC (CAN).

COMPETITION FORMAT

The 2024/25 Concacaf W Champions Cup includes a Preliminary Round, followed by group and direct elimination play. The Preliminary Round will be a single-leg match between Alianza Women and Vancouver Whitecaps, with the winner advancing to the Group Stage.

The Group Stage will feature two groups of five clubs each, with each club playing every club in its group once, for a total of four matches per club (two at home and two away). At the conclusion of Group Stage play, the group winners and runners-up (four clubs in total) will progress to the Finals.

The competition’s Finals, which include Semifinals (1A vs. 2B and 1B vs. 2A), Third-Place Match, and Final, will be played in May 2025 in a centralized venue to be announced.


2024/25 CONCACAF W CHAMPIONS CUP SCHEDULE
*Kickoff times listed in ET (local) and home club listed first

Preliminary Round
Thursday, August 15, 2024
20:00 (18:00) Alianza Women FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC - Estadio Cuscatlan, San Salvador, SLV

Group Stage Week 1
Tuesday, August 20, 2024
20:00 (18:00) LD Alajuelense vs Frazsiers Whip Football Limited - Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto, Alajuela, CRC
22:00 (21:00) Santa Fe FC vs San Diego Wave FC - Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City, PAN

Wednesday, August 21, 2024
21:00 (19:00) Club America Femenil vs Preliminary Round Winner - Estadio Ciudad de los Deportes, Mexico City, MEX

Thursday, August 22, 2024
21:00 (19:00) Tigres Femenil vs CF Monterrey Femenil - Estadio Universitario, Monterrey, MEX

Group Stage Week 2
Wednesday, September 4, 2024
20:00 (19:00) Santa Fe FC vs Preliminary Round Winner - Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama, PAN
22:00 (19:00) Portland Thorns FC vs Club America Femenil - Providence Park, Portland, OR, USA

Thursday, September 5, 2024
20:00 (18:00) LD Alajuelense vs NJ/NY Gotham FC - Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto, Alajuela, CRC
22:00 (20:00) CF Monterrey Femenil vs Frazsiers Whip Football Limited - Estadio BBVA, Monterrey, MEX

Group Stage Week 3
Wednesday, September 18, 2024
20:00 (19:00) Frazsiers Whip Football Limited vs Tigres Femenil - National Stadium, Kingston, JAM
22:00 (19:00) San Diego Wave FC vs Portland Thorns FC - Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego, CA, USA

Thursday, September 19, 2024
19:00 (19:00) NJ/NY Gotham FC vs CF Monterrey Femenil - Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ, USA
21:00 (19:00) Club America Femenil vs Santa Fe FC - Estadio Ciudad de los Deportes, Mexico City, MEX

Group Stage Week 4
Tuesday, October 1, 2024
20:30 (TBC) Preliminary Round Winner vs San Diego Wave FC
22:30 (19:30) Portland Thorns FC vs Santa Fe FC - Providence Park, Portland, OR, USA

Wednesday, October 2, 2024
20:00 (19:00) Frazsiers Whip Football Limited vs NJ/NY Gotham FC - National Stadium, Kingston, JAM

Thursday, October 3, 2024
21:00 (19:00) Tigres Femenil vs LD Alajuelense - Estadio Universitario, Monterrey, MEX

Group Stage Week 5
Tuesday, October 15, 2024
22:00 (TBC) Preliminary Round Winner vs Portland Thorns FC

Wednesday, October 16, 2024
20:00 (20:00) NJ/NY Gotham FC vs Tigres Femenil - Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ, USA
22:00 (19:00) San Diego Wave FC vs Club America Femenil - Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego, CA, USA

Thursday, October 17, 2024
21:00 (19:00) CF Monterrey Femenil vs LD Alajuelense - Estadio BBVA, Monterrey, MEX

Finals (Semifinals, Third Place Match, and Final): May 22-25, 2025
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