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Philadelphia Union to open first Concacaf Champions League campaign in early April

The draw will be held February 10 and the Philadelphia Union will kick off their first Champions League campaign in early April



While we still don’t know when the MLS season will start, you can mark your calendar for a Philadelphia Union game in early April.

Concacaf announced dates for the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League on Friday afternoon. The draw will be held February 10 and the two-leg Round of 16 will be played April 6-8.

The draw event will be held in Miami, Florida and will include the participation of club head coaches and “football legends from the Concacaf region.”

The quarterfinals and semifinals will be two legs, guaranteeing the Union a home game in each of the rounds leading up to the single leg final on October 26, 27 or 28. The host will be the “highest performing club in the earlier rounds of the 2021 SCCL, based on wins, draws and, if required, goal difference.”


Draw: February 10
Round of 16: April 6-8 (first leg) and April 13-15 (second leg)
Quarterfinals: April 27-29 (first leg) and May 4-6 (second leg)
Semifinals: August 10-12 (first leg) and August 24-26 (second leg)
Final: October 26-28 (single leg)


Canada: Forge FC or Toronto FC*
Costa Rica: Deportivo Saprissa and LD Alajuelense
Dominican Republic: Club Atletico Pantoja
Haiti: Arcahaie FC
Honduras: CD Marathon and CD Olimpia
Mexico: Club América, Club León, Cruz Azul and CF Monterrey
Nicaragua: Real Estelí FC 
USA: Atlanta United FC, Columbus Crew SC, Philadelphia Union and Portland Timbers

*The winner of the Canadian Championship (date TBD) between Forge FC and Toronto FC will compete in the 2021 SCCL. 

Matthew Ralph is the managing editor of Philadelphia Soccer Now / Brotherly Game. He's covered soccer at all levels for many years in the Philadelphia region and has also written for, NPSL, PrepSoccer and other publications. He lives with his wife and two young children in Broomall, Pa., but grew up in South Jersey and is originally from Kansas.

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