The 24 berths in the 2012-2013 CONCACAF Champions League field are divided among the three sub-regions of the confederation, with 12 reserved for Central America, nine for North America, and three for the Caribbean.

The United States and Mexico receive fourth berths each: the MLS regular season champion (Supporters' Shield winner) and MLS Cup winner and the U.S. Open Cup winner and MLS Cup runner-up.

Mexico also is granted four berths, the Apertura and Clausura champions as well as the runners-up.

Canada determines it champion through the Amway Canadian Championship.

The Caribbean is allotted three berths and qualifies its teams in the CFU Club Champions Cup.

The remainder and bulk of the berths are reserved for Central America, with two berths allocated to Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama, and one each for Belize and Nicaragua.

North America (9)
United States (4):
Los Angeles Galaxy, Seattle Sounders, Real Salt Lake, Houston Dynamo
Mexico (4): Tigres UANL, Santos Laguna, Monterrey, Chivas de Guadalajara
Canada (1): Toronto FC

Caribbean (3)
CFU Club Champions Cup (3): Caledonia AIA (TRI), W Connection (TRI), Pueto Rico Islanders (PUR)

Central America (12)
Costa Rica (2): Alajuelense, Herediano
El Salvador (2)@: Isidro Metapan, CD FAS, Aguila
Guatemala (2): Municipal, Xelaju
Honduras (2): Olimpia, Marathon
Nicaragua (1): Real Esteli
Panama (2): Chorillo FC, Tauro FC

@Extra berth reallocated from Belize