2014 CFU Club Championship

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2014 CFU Club Championship
2014 CFU Club Champions’ Cup
2014 CFU Club Championship.png
Tournament details
Dates March 21–25, 2014 (first round)
April 18–20, 2014 (final round; cancelled)
Teams 13 (from 9 associations)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 40 (2.67 per match)
Top scorer(s) 9 players (2 goals each)
2013
2015

The 2014 CFU Club Championship was the 16th edition of CFU Club Championship, the annual international club football competition in the Caribbean region, held amongst clubs whose football associations are affiliated with the Caribbean Football Union (CFU). The top three teams in the tournament qualified for the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League.[1]

Teams[edit]

The tournament was open to all champion and runners-up from each member association’s league, once their competition ended on or before the end of 2013. Registration for all interested clubs closed on December 31, 2013. CONCACAF broadened the possibilities for participation and further indicated that the competition was not limited to professional clubs only. Therefore, clubs with amateur status were also eligible for participation.[2]

A total of 13 teams from 9 CFU associations entered the competition. Valencia (Haiti) was given a bye to the final round as the best performer among the entrants both in the 2013 CFU Club Championship and the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League. The other 12 teams entered the first round.[3][4]

Association Team Qualification method
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands Bodden Town 2012–13 Cayman Islands League champion
Curaçao Curaçao Centro Dominguito 2013 Curaçao League champion
Guadeloupe Guadeloupe USR Sainte-Rose 2012–13 Guadeloupe Division d'Honneur fourth place
(entered after both CS Moulien and L'Etoile, the league champion and runner-up respectively, declined to enter)[5]
Guyana Guyana Alpha United 2012–13 GFF National Super League champion
Haiti Haiti Mirebalais 2013 Ligue Haïtienne champion
Valencia
(bye to final round)
2013 Ligue Haïtienne runner-up
Jamaica Jamaica Harbour View 2012–13 National Premier League champion
Waterhouse 2012–13 National Premier League runner-up
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Bayamón 2013 Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Puerto Rico regular season winner and championship play-off runner-up
Suriname Suriname Inter Moengotapoe 2012–13 SVB Hoofdklasse champion
Notch 2012–13 SVB Hoofdklasse runner-up
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force 2012–13 TT Pro League champion
Caledonia AIA 2012–13 TT Pro League runner-up

The following associations did not enter a team:

First round[edit]

In the first round, the 12 teams were divided into three groups of four, with each group containing at least two league champions. Each group was played on a round-robin basis, hosted by one of the teams at a centralized venue. The winners of each group advanced to the final round to join Valencia.[3][4]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Bayamón 3 1 2 0 6 1 +5 5
Curaçao Centro Dominguito 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
Guadeloupe USR Sainte-Rose 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
Cayman Islands Bodden Town 3 0 0 3 2 10 −8 0


Group 2[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Jamaica Waterhouse 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 9
Trinidad and Tobago Caledonia AIA 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1 4
Haiti Mirebalais 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
Suriname Inter Moengotapoe 3 0 1 2 3 8 −5 1

March 21, 2014
19:00
Mirebalais Haiti 0–3 Trinidad and Tobago Caledonia AIA
Report Edwards Goal 29'
Muhammad Goal 38'
Charles Goal 84'
Parc Bayas, Mirebalais
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: William Anderson (Puerto Rico)

March 23, 2014
18:00
Mirebalais Haiti 1–2 Jamaica Waterhouse
Joseph Goal 66' Report Valreius Goal 1' (o.g.)
Howell Goal 49'

March 25, 2014
18:00
Mirebalais Haiti 2–1 Suriname Inter Moengotapoe
Gauthier Goal 45'
Mendes Goal 69'
Report Maasie Goal 31'
Parc Bayas, Mirebalais
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Trevor Taylor (Barbados)

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Guyana Alpha United 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 6
Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
Jamaica Harbour View 2 0 0 2 0 3 −3 0


Final round[edit]

Under the original plan for the final round, the four teams would play matches on a knock-out basis, hosted by one of the teams at a centralized venue. The semifinal winners would play in the final while the losers would play in the third place match.[3][4] Both finalists and the winner of the third place match would qualify for the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League.

On March 31, 2014, the CFU announced that Valencia, which were given a bye to the final round, could not participate in the competition after the Haitian Football Federation failed to confirm the club as an active member of the federation due to a fallout between the club and the federation. After consultation with CONCACAF and the three first round group winners which were to play with Valencia in the final round, the three group winners, Puerto Rico Bayamón, Waterhouse, and Alpha United, were chosen to represent the CFU in the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League, subject to the clubs meeting the minimum standards for participation. Moreover, the final round was cancelled to save expenses for the three teams.[8]

Semifinals[edit]


April 18, 2014
Valencia Haiti Cancelled Guyana Alpha United

Third place match[edit]

April 20, 2014
Loser Semifinal 1 Cancelled Loser Semifinal 2

Final[edit]

April 20, 2014
Winner Semifinal 1 Cancelled Winner Semifinal 2

Puerto Rico Bayamón, Waterhouse, and Alpha United qualified for the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Team Goals
1 Colombia Yoximar Granado Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Bayamón 2
Curaçao Bernardus Shayron Curaçao Centro Dominguito
Grenada Kithson Bain Guyana Alpha United
Jamaica Juvaune Benjamin Jamaica Waterhouse
Jamaica Romario Campbell Jamaica Waterhouse
Jamaica Kenroy Howell Jamaica Waterhouse
Trinidad and Tobago Tyrone Charles Trinidad and Tobago Caledonia AIA
Trinidad and Tobago Nuru Abdullah Muhammad Trinidad and Tobago Caledonia AIA
Trinidad and Tobago Devorn Jorsling Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 CFU Club Champions Cup Regulations" (PDF). CFU. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "2014 CFU Club Championship Registration Opens". CFU. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Groups Set For CFU Club Championships 2014". CFU. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "2014 CFU Club Championship Match Schedule". CFU. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Les champions boudent (encore) la Caraïbe". franceantilles.fr. 2 January 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "2014 CFU Club Championship Fixtures". CFU. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Surinamese Club SV Notch Has Officially withdrawn". CFU. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "CFU Gives Club Championship Group Winners Good News". CFU. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 

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