Semifinal Dates and Kickoff Times Set for 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League
Miami (Thursday, March 15, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) announced today the dates and kickoff times for the semifinal matchups of the 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, the region’s most important club tournament.
Quarterfinal action culminated last night in Panama City and Guadalajara, where Liga MX sides CD Guadalajara and Club America joined reigning MLS Champion Toronto FC and New York Red Bulls in the semifinals.
The semifinals of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League will kickoff the first week of April. On Tuesday, April 3 (8:00 pm ET), Toronto FC will host Club America at BMO Field. The following night, Wednesday, April 4, New York Red Bulls will travel to Akron Stadium, in Guadalajara, to face CD Guadalajara at 10:00 pm ET.
The decisive second leg semifinals in Mexico City and New York will take place on Tuesday, April 10. Beginning at 8:00 pm ET, New York Red Bulls will host CD Guadalajara at the Red Bull Arena, followed by Club America versus Toronto FC at 10:00 pm ET, at Estadio Azteca.
The brackets for the semifinals were cemented at the Concacaf Champions League draw in December. Club America and New York Red Bulls earned the right to host the return leg semifinals as they accumulated the most points through the four matches of the round of 16 and quarterfinals.
The tenth edition of the Concacaf’s continental club championship is the first to feature the newly introduced, action-packed, home-and-away knockout format, which after the first four weeks has resulted in a field reduced from the original 16 to just four champion clubs, each one step closer to the Confederation crown.
The 2018 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League is broadcast in the U.S. in Spanish by Univision Deportes on UDN and its digital platforms; in Mexico and regionally across Central America and the Caribbean on Fox Sports Latam, and in the U.S. in English on Verizon media properties, including the go90 platform, as well as other rights partners across the Confederation. For more information, including broadcast information for semifinal matches, please check your local TV listings.
The range of dates the home-and-away final series are set for the last two weeks of April. The winner of the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League will represent the region in the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
Club Rankings – Semifinals
1. Club America (MEX): 10 points, +10 goal average
2. New York Red Bulls (USA): 10 points, +6 goal average
3. CD Guadalajara (MEX): 9 points, +9 goal average
4. Toronto FC (CAN): 7 points, +7 goal average
2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League – Semifinal Schedule
*ET and home team listed first
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
20:00 Toronto FC (CAN) v Club America (MEX)
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
22:00 CD Guadalajara (MEX) v New York Red Bulls (USA)
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
20:00 New York Red Bulls (USA) v CD Guadalajara (MEX)
22:00 Club America (MEX) v Toronto FC (CAN)
Home Stadium for the Semifinal Matches
*Listed in alphabetical order
CD Guadalajara (MEX) – Estadio Akron, Guadalajara, Mexico
Club America (MEX) – Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico
New York Red Bulls (USA) – Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ, USA
Toronto FC (CAN) – BMO Field, Toronto, ON, Canada