2021 Canadian Championship Semi-Final Round set to kick off

Forge FC host CF Montreal 27 October – Toronto FC host Pacific FC 3 November

Canada Soccer’s Canadian Championship Semi-Final Round kicks off 27 October in Hamilton, Ontario as Forge FC host CF Montréal for a chance in the 2021 Canadian Championship Final. Toronto FC host Pacific FC in the second Semi-Final scheduled for 3 November at Toronto’s BMO Field. Both matches will air live and exclusively on OneSoccer, available as a linear channel on Telus’s Optik TV (Channel 980) as well as online at OneSoccer.ca, through the OneSoccer app and on the fuboTV Canada platform.

“We are excited to resume the 2021 Canadian Championship in Hamilton and Toronto and wish all of the remaining four participating clubs the very best as they compete for the Voyageurs Cup and a place in the 2022 Concacaf Champions League,” said Dr. Nick Bontis, Canada Soccer President. “A place in the 2022 Concacaf Champions League is a milestone accomplishment that provides a unique opportunity for the Canadian Championship winner.”

Major League Soccer’s CF Montréal and Toronto FC, as well as the Canadian Premier League’s Forge FC entered the competition in the Quarter-Final Round. The race to the 2021 Canadian Championship Final and Voyageurs Cup trophy resumed in Hamilton when Forge FC defeated fellow CPL club Valour FC 2:1 to open the round on 15 September. HFX Wanderers FC fell to two late goals by CF Montréal in a 1:3 loss in Halifax. Toronto FC posted a 4:0 victory to move past CPL’s York United FC at BMO Field in Toronto, and Pacific FC moved into their first Canadian Championship Semi-Final defeating Cavalry FC 0:1 away at Spruce Meadows in Calgary to cap off a 22 September Quarter-Final Round tripleheader.

The 2021 Canadian Championship Preliminary Round opened with an all-Alberta affair that saw Cavalry FC defeat Al Classico rivals FC Edmonton 2:0 at Edmonton’s Clarke Stadium on 15 August. Première ligue de soccer du Québec champions AS Blainville travelled to Halifax, NS to face HFX Wanderers FC at Wanderers Grounds on 17 August coming up just short in a 2:1 loss.  League1 Ontario Champions Master’s Futbol Academy fell 5:0 to York United FC at York Lions Stadium in North York, ON in the first of two Canadian Championship matches on 21 August with hosts Atletico Ottawa falling 3:2 to Valour FC in the second match at Ottawa’s TD Place. In the final match of the Preliminary Round, Pacific FC defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4:3 at Starlight Stadium in Langford, BC on 27 August.

The Canadian Championship is the highest domestic club competition and leads to a direct entry into the 2022 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League with an opportunity to play in the 2022 FIFA Club World Cup. The current champions are CF Montréal who won the 2019 Canadian Championship. Fans can follow the Canadian Championship across Canada Soccer’s social media channels by following #CanChamp or by visiting the competition website at www.canadasoccer.com/canadian-championship

Preliminary Round

15 August FC Edmonton 0:2 Cavalry FC Clarke Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta
17 August HFX Wanderers FC 2:1 AS Blainville Wanderers Grounds, Halifax, Nova Scotia
21 August York United 5:0 Master’s Futbol Academy York Lions Stadium, North York, Ontario
21 August Atletico Ottawa 2:3 Valour FC TD Place, Ottawa, Ontario
27 August Pacific FC 4:3 Vancouver Whitecaps FC Starlight Stadium, Langford, British Columbia

Quarter-Final Round

15 September Forge FC 2:1 Valour FC Tim Horton’s Field, Hamilton, Ontario
22 September HFX Wanderers FC 1:3 CF Montréal Wanderers Ground, Halifax, Nova Scotia
22 September Toronto FC 4:0 York United BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario
22 September Cavalry FC 0:1 Pacific FC Spruce Meadows, Calgary, Alberta

Semi-Final Round

27 October Forge FC : CF Montreal Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton, Ontario
3 November Toronto FC : Pacific FC BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario

Final – TBD

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