Recently, CONCACAF announced a groundbreaking new format for its flagship club competition, the CONCACAF Champions Cup. With the added incentive of securing a place at next year’s club World Cup up for grabs, Miami’s head coach Tata Martino described it as “possibly the most important tournament” he will coach this year. Returning to its roots and going by a name it held from 1962 until 2008, the Champions Cup is a 27-team competition – expanded from 16 teams – with participants from clubs across North America, Central America, soccer outfits and the Caribbean. The new CONCACAF Champions Cup group stage will be played in the fall each year and will include four groups of North American clubs, custom soccer jerseys four groups of Central American clubs and two groups of Caribbean clubs.