City: Guatemala City
Stadium: Estadio Cementos Progreso
Manager: Ivan Franco Sopegno
Qualification method: 2010 Guatemalan Apertura champion, 2011 Clausura champion
Previous CONCACAF Champions League appearances: 1 (2009-10)
Honors: Guatemalan league-24 (1956, 1957-58, 1959-60, 1968-69, 1970-71, 1971, 1972, 1977, 1979-80, 1981, 1982, 1985-86, 1990-91, 1994-95, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00 Apertura, 2000-01 Clausura, 2002-03 Apertura, 2002-03 Clausura, Apertura 2008, Apertura 2010-2011, Clausura 2010-2011); CONCACAF Champions Cup - 1 (1978, shared with Defense Force and Chivas de Guadalajara)
Official website: http://www.camerinocrema.com
The second most successful club in Guatemala, behind fierce rival Municipal, CSD Comunicaciones is making its second CONCACAF Champions League appearance after initially competing in 2009-10. Los Cremas advanced out of Group D behind Pumas UNAM and lost to eventual champion Pachuca by a goal in the quarterfinals. After four consecutive league titles in the 90s, Comunicaciones didn't win another Guatemalan championship until claiming the Apertura crown in 2008. On December 19, it defeated Municipal on penalties to win the championship and qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League. Coached by Ivan Franco Sopegno, Comunicaciones features five players - defenders Carlos Castrillo and Elias Vasquez, midfielder Jose Javier Del Aguila, forward Jairo Arreola and goalkeeper Juan Paredes -who represented Guatemala in the Gold Cup, while defender Adolfo Machado played for Panama in the competition. Former striker Dwight Pezzarossi, who is one of the club's all-time leading scorers, is now playing for Deportes La Serena in Chile's Primera Division.