Canada Soccer introduced Thursday that the 2020 Canadian Championship has been postponed, which means Toronto FC would be the Canadian consultant within the 2021 Concacaf Champions League.
Discussions had taken place for Canada’s CCL consultant to be determined within the CanChamp Final on March 20, with Toronto FC slated to face off against Canadian Premier League side Forge FC, however the sides decided that points associated to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic meant taking part in the match was not possible. In response to Thursday’s launch, “each effort can be made to carry the Canadian Championship at a later date pending league schedules and in accordance with all public well being and security measures.”
“Canada Soccer appears forward to internet hosting the Canadian Championship Final at Tim Hortons Field and celebrating the achievements of each golf equipment with their followers within the stands in a safe method,” Canada Soccer president Dr. Nick Bontis said in an announcement. “Finally, we are going to crown a Battle of the North champion and award the Voyageurs Cup for the 2020 season. We acknowledge that the past year has been tough for Canadians and applaud the valiant efforts of all public well being authorities together with the Authorities of Ontario, Forge FC and Toronto FC in help of internet hosting the Canadian Championship Final. All events have agreed to coordinate the future scheduling of the 2020 final in a real present of collaborative sportsmanship.”
With the information, Toronto FC turn out to be the last of 16 teams confirmed for this year’s 2021 Concacaf Champions League, which kicks off Tuesday, April 6. Toronto and Liga MX side Club León will play their two Round of 16 matches on April 7 and April 14. The Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinals are set for April 27-29 and Could 4-6.
Forge FC earned the spot as TFC’s opposition for the Canadian Championship final by winning its second consecutive Canadian Premier League title in September, defeating HFX Wanderers FC 2-0 in The Island Video games final.