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1997 CONCACAF Champions' Cup

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Host country  United States
Runners-up  Los Angeles Galaxy
Dates  13 Aug 1997 – 24 Aug 1997
Goals scored  27
City  Washington, D.C.
Champion  Cruz Azul
Teams  8
Matches played  8
1997 CONCACAF Champions' Cup
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The 1997 CONCACAF Champions' Cup was the 33rd edition of the annual international club football competition held in the CONCACAF region (North America, Central America and the Caribbean), the CONCACAF Champions' Cup. It determined that year's club champion of association football in the CONCACAF region.


The teams were split into 3 zones (North, Central and Caribbean). The North American zone qualified 3 teams direct into the quarterfinals and 2 teams played a play-off to get a 4th spot in the quarterfinals. The Central American zone played a regional tournament to get 3 spots in the quarterfinal. The winner of the Caribbean zone got a place in the quarterfinals.

1997 was the first year that teams from the United States' premier league, Major League Soccer, took part in the Champions' Cup. The competitors in the MLS Cup, both winner and runner-up, were each given berths in the tournament.

All but two of the eight games played in the final tournament were played in Washington, D.C.. The final was won by Cruz Azul, who captured their fifth Champions' Cup title with a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy.

North American Zone

  • Los Angeles Galaxy advance to the quarterfinal.
  • Second Round

  • Comunicaciones, Luis Ángel Firpo and Cartaginés advance to the quarterfinal.
  • Caribbean Zone

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    Qualifying playoff

  • United Petrotrin advance to the quarterfinal.
  • North American zone

  • Major League Soccer:
    D.C. United - 1996 MLS Cup winner
    Los Angeles Galaxy - 1996 MLS Cup Runner Up
  • Primera División de México:
    Guadalajara - 1997 Verano winner
    Cruz Azul - 1997 Invierno winner
  • Central American zone

  • Central American Qualifiers:
    C.S. Cartaginés - Second Round Series winner
    C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo - Second Round Series winner
    CSD Comunicaciones - Second Round Series winner
  • Caribbean zone

  • Caribbean Football Union (CFU):
    United Petrotrin - 1997 CFU Club Championship winner
  • Third Place Match

  • Third place was shared.
  • References

    1997 CONCACAF Champions' Cup Wikipedia