The defending champ starts its run towards an unprecedented third straight CONCACAF Champions League title.
|Monterrey (4-4-2): Orozco; Meza, Morales, Basanta, Osorio; Zavala, Ayovi, Reyna, Cardozo; De Nigris, Suazo
|Chorrillo FC (4-4-2): Dixon; Vergara, Marines, Vence, Duque; Benitez, Mitre, Rojas, Vazquez; Lasso, Mosquera
- Monterrey is the back-to-back champion of the CCL, having defeated Real Salt Lake and Monterrey in 2011 and 2012, respectively.
- Chorrillo FC qualified to the CCL by way of the Apertura 2011 championship.
- Humberto Suazo is Monterrey's CCL top scorer with 11 goals. Aldo de Nigris is right behind with nine.
- Chorrillo FC call the Estadio Javier Cruz home, with a capacity for 2,500 fans. Plaza Amador is also based in the Panama City stadium.
- Monterrey will represent CONCACAF at the 2012 Club World Cup.