OneSoccer to air 2021 Concacaf Champions League starting next week

The 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League is coming to OneSoccer starting next week.

OneSoccer announced on Monday that it has acquired Canadian broadcast rights to Concacaf’s top men’s club competition just over a week before it’s slated to kick off on April 6 with the first legs of Round of 16 play.

Major League Soccer side Toronto FC will represent Canada in the tournament, taking on reigning Liga MX champions Club Léon in the round of 16, with the two legs scheduled for April 7 and 14.

Toronto was originally set to face CPL champions Forge FC for a Champions League berth in the rescheduled 2020 Canadian Championship final, before Canada Soccer postponed the match due to COVID-19 restrictions. TFC was also awarded the Champions League berth.

The Concacaf Champions League features clubs from both Liga MX and MLS, the best-ranked team in the previous Caribbean Club Championship, and six teams from the previous year’s Concacaf League.

Forge almost qualified for CCL through last season’s Concacaf League before falling to Honduran side Marathón in a play-in round.

OneSoccer is the official broadcaster of Canada Soccer, which includes rights to the Canadian Premier League, Canadian Championship and all Canadian national teams.