The field is nearly set for the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League, and with it the latest opportunity for MLS sides to topple Mexico's dominance in the competition.
In a statement released Thursday, CONCACAF announced the roster of teams participating and the timeline for the official draw, which will take place Monday, June 3, in Miami.
Costa Rica has three entrants in this tournament, with Cartaginés joining Herediano and Alajuelense after CONCACAF confirmed that the potential entrant from Belize failed to comply with standards for stadiums hosting CCL games.
Additionally, the second entrant from Guatemala is not yet determined, because the domestic 2013 Clausura tournament is yet to conclude.
The teams participating in the 2013-14 CCL will be:
CANADA (1): Montreal Impact
UNITED STATES (4): Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes, Sporting Kansas City
MEXICO (4): Club América, Cruz Azul, Club Tijuana, Toluca
COSTA RICA (3): CS Cartaginés, Herediano, Alajuelense
EL SALVADOR (2): Isidro Metapán, Luis Ángel Firpo
GUATEMALA (2): Comunicaciones, TBD
HONDURAS (2): Olimpia, Victoria
PANAMA (2): Árabe Unido, San Miguelito
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (2) : W Connection, Caledonia AIA
NICARAGUA (1): Real Estelí
HAITI (1): Valencia