After an exciting five-match Preliminary Round, the 2021 Canadian Championship Quarter-Final Round is set to kick off 15 September LIVE on OneSoccer.ca as Canadian Premier League sides meet with Forge FC playing host to Valour FC at Tim Horton’s Field in Hamilton, ON. CPL’s HFX Wanderers FC host Major League Soccer’s CF Montréal on 22 September at Wanderers Grounds in Halifax, NS. Toronto FC welcome York United FC to BMO Field on 22 September and Cavalry FC host Pacific FC on 22 September at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, AB.
The winners of the Quarter-Final Round matchups will advance to the Semi-Final Round ahead of the 2021 Canadian Championship Final. The 2021 Canadian Championship winner will receive the Voyageurs Cup and advance to the 2022 Concacaf Champions League competition with a chance to advance to the 2022 FIFA Club World Cup.
“The Canadian Championship provides Canadians an opportunity to see the best of professional Canadian soccer played with a chance to represent the country in Concacaf Champions League,” said Dr. Nick Bontis. “For fans of the 13 participating clubs from coast-to-coast, the Canadian Championship provides new rivalries, new opportunity, and a chance to face the region’s top clubs on the pathway to the FIFA Club World Cup.”
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 Clarke Stadium on 15 August. Première ligue de soccer du Québec champions AS Blainville travelled to Halifax, NS to face HFX Wanderers FC 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, ON’s TD Place. Pacific FC hosted Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Starlight Stadium in Langford, BC on 27 August defeating the Whitecaps 4:3.
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
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
15 September Forge FC : Valour FC Tim Horton’s Field, Hamilton, Ontario
22 September HFX Wanderers FC : CF Montréal Wanderers Ground, Halifax, Nova Scotia
22 September Toronto FC : York United BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario
22 September Cavalry FC : Pacific FC Spruce Meadows, Calgary, Alberta
Semi-Final Round (tbc)
Check out Canada Soccer’s Schedule & Results page where you can find upcoming match schedules and past results leading to highlights, photos, match data, and more.