Next year’s Champions League will feature 16 teams from CONCACAF regions, comprised of nine teams from the North American Zone (four teams from Mexico, four from the United States, one from Canada), five teams from the Central American Zone (one berth each from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama) and one team from the Caribbean Zone (winner of the Caribbean Club Championship). The final spot goes to the winner of the CONCACAF League, a regional tournament between the Central American and Caribbean Football Unions.
Atlanta United join Sporting KC (2017 U.S. Open Cup winner), and Houston Dynamo (2018 U.S. Open Cup winner) as representatives from the United States. The final U.S. spot will go to the 2018 MLS Cup Champion. Toronto FC, runners-up in this past year’s Champions League, qualified as winners of the 2018 Canadian Championship.