CONCAFAF (North America)

CONCACAF is the Regional Continental Association for North, Central American and Caribbean Football Associations, and governs Soccer at the Continental level throughout North, Central America and the Caribbean. Within CONCACAF, there are sub-federations NAFU (North American Football Union) containing Soccer Canada, The United States Soccer Federation and the Mexican Football Federation; UNCAF (Union Centroamericana de Futbol) which is a regional federation for the seven Central American Nations, plus CFU (Caribbean Football Union) which represents the Soccer Associations of the Caribbean Islands plus Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, geographically part of South America, but small enough and bordering the Caribbean that they are part of the CFU and CONCACAF rather than the giant Footballing countries of CONMEBOL (Confederation Sudamericana de Futbol) – the South American Confederation.

CONCACAF (North America)

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FIFA World Cup CONCACAF Qualifiers

FIFA CONCACAF Qualifying Tournaments

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (Editions): 

Qatar 2022 (Pending Review)

CONCACAF Club Competitions

CONCACAF Champions League (Seasons):

CONCACAF Cup-Winners’ Cup (Seasons):

Irish Connection: Atletico Marte (El Salvador – Champions 1991)

International Club Tournaments held in CONCACAF

International Champions Cup (Results):

United Soccer Association

International Champions Cup Women (Results):

NAFU North American Football Union

USSF United States Soccer Federation

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United States Soccer Federation


United States Soccer Leagues (USA):

USSF Divisions 1-5

Major League Soccer [D1] (Seasons):

Irish Players: Derrick Williams (LA Galaxy); Jon Gallagher (Austin FC); Jake Mullraney (Atlanta United).

United Soccer League Championship [D2] (Seasons):

USL Championship 2022: 7 Irish Players

United Soccer League 1 [D3] (Seasons):

United Soccer League 2 [D4] (Seasons):

National Premier Soccer League [D5] (Seasons):

Other USSF Competitions

Major League Soccer (Preseasons):

US Soccer Werner Fricker Cup (Seasons): 

Soccer Canada

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Soccer Canada

Soccer Canada

Canadian Soccer Association

Canadian Championship [Major Premier Cup] (Seasons):

Canadian Premier League [D1] (Seasons):

UNCAF Central America

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UNCAF Central America

UNCAF; CFU; Soccer Canada

UNCAF (Union Centroamericano de Futbol)

Central American Games Soccer Tournament (Editons): 

Central American Championship (Editions): 

UNCAF Central American National Leagues (Seasons): 

CFU Caribbean Football Union

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CFU (Caribbean Football Union)

Both Montserrat and Barbados have populations partly descended from Irish captives enslaved by Oliver Cromwell. Montserrat is the only other country in the world where St. Patrick’s Day is a National Holiday, and the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Barbados is St. Patrick’s Cathedral. [References: 3,4]

[3] Go Barbados (2022) St. Patrick’s  Roman Catholic Cathedral [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 10 April 2022]

[4] Irish America (2022) The Irish of Barbados [Internet] Available from:,sold%20in%20Barbados%20for%20between%20%C2%A310%20and%20%C2%A335. [Accessed 10 April 2022]

CFU Caribbean Football Union

CFU Caribbean Cup

CFU Caribbean Cup (Editions):

Trinidad 2007: Barbados finished 4th in Sydney Joseph Group

Haiti Championnat National Division Ligue 1