Once having entered The Competition, participating clubs must meet all obligations including participating in all matches. Failure to participate in any match may be considered by Concacaf, at its sole discretion, as a withdrawal from the event. A withdrawal may have a serious impact on the integrity of the event and as such, the penalties as specified below will apply, except in cases of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances deemed acceptable by Concacaf.
The following fines will apply in the case of a withdrawal of a club:
7.3.1 After singing the Participation Agreement up to one week prior to the draw: A fine of USD 15.000;
7.3.2 From one week prior to the draw up to the first match in The Competition: A fine of USD 30.000;
7.3.3 From the first match in The Competition to the quarterfinals: A fine of USD 60.000;
7.3.4 Any time after the team’s second leg match in the quarterfinals: A fine of USD 100.000.