Monterrey Vs. Santos Laguna, 2012 CONCACAF Champions League Final: Two Cities Have Dominated The CCL

Mexico has been dominant in CONCACAF, and specifically, in the CONCACAF Champions League. They have basically made the competition their own. Never before has a Mexican club been eliminated from the competition over two legs by a non-Mexican club. Not once. The Champions League is Mexico's domain and that is true again this season, as Monterrey and Santos Laguna square off in the final.

To just look at the dominance of Mexico in the competition is not looking deep enough, though. This isn't just a matter of Mexican dominance, but really, the dominance of two of Mexico's northern cities, Monterrey and Torreon. As Eben Lehman from FMF State of Mind points put, teams from those two cities have taken over the competition, making this far more than Mexican domination of the Champions League. It's a two-city domination

During the last five Primera seasons, only two clubs have multiple appearances in the finals: Santos (3) and Monterrey (2). Of those last five Liguilla playoffs, only once did the finals not include either Santos or Monterrey. When you break it down from a geographical standpoint, things are even clearer. Of the ten total spots in the last five league championships, three came from the city of Torreon and three from the city of Monterrey. Despite having three teams each, Mexico City was represented in the finals just twice during that time period, while the city of Guadalajara didn’t make a single appearance.

Keep going on about Mexico. Talk about some of the other big clubs like Club America, Chivas and the rest all you'd like. The Champions League is the ultimate in CONCACAF football and those clubs are nowhere to be found. The dominance isn't in Mexico, but in Monterrey and Torreon.

You can get all of your pre-match, in-match and post-match coverage of the CCONCACAF Champions League final in this story stream and you can also check out FMF State of Mind for everything Mexican football.

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