CONCACAF Nations League update

As two of the four match days for the  qualifiers for the inaugural Nations League in CONCACAF has concluded, there are some surprises.

As a reminder the first teams who are qualified for League A via the Hexagonal for Russia 2018:

  1. Mexico
  2. Costa Rica
  3. Panama
  4. Honduras
  5. United States
  6. Trinidad and Tobago

And the Format is for the Leagues:

League A will include the 6 teams in the Hexagonal and the first six on the Nations League Qualifying table

League B will include the next 16

League C will include the bottom 12 teams.

Teams who finish within the first ten slots of Qualifiers (i.e. all of League A and 4 of League B are qualified to the 2019 Gold Cup)

Standings as of Week 2

National Team Games Wins Draws Loses Goals in Favor Goals Against Goal Differential Points
1. Curacao 2 2 0 0 15 0 15 6
2. Haiti 2 2 0 0 15 1 14 6
3. Canada 2 2 0 0 13 0 13 6
4. Cuba 2 2 0 0 13 0 13 6
5. Saint Kitts and Nevis 2 2 0 0 11 0 11 6
6. Jamaica 2 2 0 0 10 0 10 6
7.  Dominican Republic 2 2 0 0 8 0 8 6
8. Nicaragua 2 2 0 0 8 0 8 6
9. Martnique 2 2 0 0 5 0 5 6
10. El Salvador 2 2 0 0 5 1 4 6
11.  Guyana 2 1 1 0 10 2 8 4
12. Suriname 2 1 1 0 5 0 5 4
13. Guadaloupe 2 1 1 0 3 0 3 4
14. Aruba 2 1 1 0 3 1 2 4
15. Bermuda 2 1 0 1 13 3 10 3
16. French Guyana 2 1 0 1 5 1 4 3
17. Antigua and Bermuda 2 1 0 1 6 3 3 3
18. Belize 2 1 0 1 4 1 3 3
19. Saint Lucia 2 1 0 1 4 2 2 3
20. Monserrat 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
21. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2 1 0 1 1 2 -1 3
22. Barbados 2 0 1 1 2 5 -3 1
23. Dominica 2 0 1 1 0 5 -5 1
24. Puerto Rico 2 0 0 2 0 2 -2 0
25. Cayman Islands 2 0 0 2 0 7 -7 0
26. British Virgin Islands 2 0 0 2 0 9 -9 0
27. Bahamas 2 0 0 2 0 10 -10 0
28. Bonaire 2 0 0 2 0 11 -11 0
29. Anguilla 2 0 0 2 0 11 -11 0
30. Grenada 2 0 0 2 0 12 -12 0
31. Saint Martin 2 0 0 2 0 13 -13 0
32. US Virgin Islands 2 0 0 2 0 13 -13 0
33. Turks and Caicos Islands 2 0 0 2 0 19 -19 0
34. Sint Maarten 2 0 0 2 0 25 -25 0

Round 3 Games

Friday November 16th Games

British Virgin Islands vs Bonaire

Grenada vs Saint Martin

Bermuda vs El Salvador

Aruba vs Monserrat

Belize vs Puerto Rico

Saturday November 17th Games

Cuba vs Dominican Republic

Nicaragua vs Haiti

Jamaica vs Suriname

Cayman Islands vs Saint Lucia

Sunday November 18th Games

Turks and Caicos Islands vs. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Bahamas vs Anguilla

Barbados vs US Virgin Islands

Saint Kitts and Nevis vs Canada

Monday November 19th Games

Curacao vs Guadaloupe

Martinique vs Antigua and Bermuda

Tuesday November 20th Games

Sint Maarten vs Dominica

French Guyana vs Guyana

 

Round 4 Games

Thursday March 21st, 2019 Game

British Virgin Islands vs Turks and Caicos Islands

Friday March 22nd Games 

St. Vincent and the Grenadines vs Bonaire

Saturday March 23rd Games

Guyana vs Belize

Suriname vs Saint Kitts and Nevis

Guadeloupe vs Martinique

El Salvador vs Jamaica*
Sunday March 24th Games

Puerto Rico vs Grenada

Haiti vs Cuba

Dominican Republic vs Bermuda

Barbados vs Nicaragua

Monday March 25th Games

Antigua and Bermuda vs Curacao

Saint Lucia vs Aruba

Sint Maarten vs Saint Martin

Tuesday March 26th Games

Dominica vs Bahamas

Canada vs French Guyana*

 

*= Games to watch for, could determine who is in League A or League B or Gold Cup Qualification

My Predictions for the leagues makeup:

League A (all qualified for the next Gold Cup):

  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama
  • United States
  • Honduras
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • El Salvador
  • Jamaica
  • Canada
  • Haiti
  • Guatemala (or Martinique)
  • Cuba

League B

  1. Martinique (Qualified for the next Gold Cup)
  2. Nicaragua (Qualified for the next Gold Cup)
  3. Belize (Qualified for the next Gold Cup)
  4. French Guyana (Qualified for the next Gold Cup)
  5. Curacao
  6. Guadeloupe
  7. Suriname
  8. Dominican Republic
  9. St. Kitts and Nevis
  10. Guyana
  11. Antigua and Bermuda
  12. Saint Lucia
  13. Barbados
  14. Aruba
  15. Bermuda
  16. Monserrat

League C

  • Saint Martin
  • Sint Maarten
  • Puerto Rico
  • British Virgin Islands
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Bahamas
  • Bonaire
  • Dominica
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Grenada
  • Anguilla

 

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