Concacaf’s top teams gear up for Nations League A
Like Haiti and Canada, Martinique (in the picture) was one of the main protagonists in CNLQ, winning two home games and two away matches, thanks in large part to the four goals from Kevin Parsemain.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada With 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying in the books, teams from around the region can turn their attention to their respective Group in League play.

League A features the top teams in the region, including all six teams who reached the final round of Concacaf World Cup Qualifying for Russia 2018: Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras, United States and Trinidad and Tobago.

For these six it will be a great opportunity to begin the new cycle toward World Cup Qualifying for Qatar, allowing coaches to give young players the chance to test their wares against the best teams in the region, such as Mexico’s Diego Lainez, Tyler Adams of the United States and Allan Cruz of Costa Rica.

The top six teams from CNLQ will round out the 12-team League A, which will then be split into four groups, with the winner of each group advancing to the league championship.

Canada, Haiti, Martinique, Cuba, Curacao and Bermuda will all relish the opportunity to take aim at their counterparts.

Haiti, Canada and Martinique all completed CNLQ with a perfect 4W-0D-0L record, while high-flying Curacao (22 goals in CNLQ) is a threat to score at any time.

Cuba boasts plenty of experience and Concacaf and will be undaunted by its League A task, while Bermuda will be out to show that its fifth-place finish in CNLQ and Gold Cup qualification was no fluke.