Club América, CONCACAF Champions League
The last time América won the CONCACAF Champions Cup was in 2015-16; they hold the record for the most titles (7) in the history of the competition

SEATTLE - With every passing game, André Jardine's América gains more and more momentum in their quest of winning a double this season. At the local level, América sits second place , trailing Monterrey by just one point. The reigning Liga MX champions have lost only one of their league games this tournament and look like the team to beat in the tournament.

At the continental level, the 'Águilas' have also been able to take care of business and are one game away from securing a CONCACAF Champions Cup Quarterfinal berth.

América's dominance over the last year is a result of a healthy sporting project dating back to almost four years ago. Since the Apertura 2020, América has managed to finish among the top four teams in Liga MX in seven straight tournaments, finishing as the 'superlíder' in three instances.

The arrival of Brazilian manager André Jardine only made them better, as they linked a 19-game unbeaten streak in league and 'Liguilla' play between July and December of 2023 (14-0-5). In Jardine's first tournament at the helm, América won its 14th Liga MX title in dramatic fashion, defeating André-Pierre Gignac's Tigres 4-1 on aggregate.

Club América, Liga MX
América seeks to reach consecutive Liga MX finals for the first time since 2013 Via Club América clubamerica on X/Twitter

The team's level has kept on growing over the last year and a half. Since the start of 2023, América has only lost eight games out of 62 played in all competitions (37-8-17 W-L-D in that span). More important than the individual wins, the 'Águilas' have been able to prove their superiority with trophies. In the last tournament, América extended its record of most Liga MX titles by winning their 14th league trophy at Estadio Azteca. Fast forward less than three months, and Jardine's side remains alive in both the league and CONCACAF Champions Cup.

América's performance in Liga MX - Last seven tournaments


Apertura 2023

Clausura 2023

Apertura 2022

Clausura 2022

Apertura 2021

Clausura 2021

Apertura 2020

















Currently sitting on second place in Liga MX and with a 3-0 advantage over Chivas in their Round of 16 tie, América can really start dreaming about a potential double this season. Since Mexico swapped to the short tournaments format in 1996, only one team (Pachuca in 2007) has been able to lift both the CONCACAF and Liga MX titles in the same tournament.

There have been other Mexican teams that had gotten close to repeat Pachuca's feat. América won both competitions the same year twice (1987-88 and 2014-15) but not in the same season/tournament. Monterrey and Santos played both the Liga MX and CONCACAF Champions League finals in April-May of 2012, splitting the results that year. Tigres also came close to doing so twice, 2017 and 2019, but failed to win the continental competition in both times.

One of América's goals vs Chivas during the first leg of their CCC Round of 16 tie

With Jardine's team looking like the team to beat domestically and at the CONCACAF level, only a few teams look like they could challenge América for the titles. Liga MX powerhouses Monterrey and Tigres are still alive in the CCC, while Leagues Cup finalists Inter Miami and Nashville SC are MLS's biggest threats to Mexican dominance at the continental level.

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