2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Kicks Off Tonight

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) reminds media that the 2018 edition of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League will kick off this evening and continue through April. It features the newly introduced, action-packed, home-and-away knockout format.

The competition starts with Round of 16 play in Central America as CS Herediano (CRC) hosts Tigres UANL (MEX) at 8:00 PM ET. Later (10:00 PM ET), 2017 Canadian Championship and MLS Cup champion Toronto FC (CAN) will visit fellow MLS side Colorado Rapids (USA). These pairings are the first of eight scheduled for this week as games are disputed throughout the entire Confederation.

Tomorrow, seven-time CONCACAF champion Club America (MEX) will visit Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) in San Jose, Costa Rica (8:00 PM ET), while Tauro FC (PAN) will entertain FC Dallas (USA) simultaneously in Panama. To close out the evening, FC Motagua (HON) will square off against Club Tijuana (MEX) at 10:00 PM ET, in Edinburg, TX, USA.

First-leg matches will conclude Thursday, with the 2017 Scotiabank CONCACAF League champion CD Olimpia (HON) hosting the New York Red Bulls (USA) in San Jose, Costa Rica; Santa Tecla FC (SLV) hosting Seattle Sounders FC (USA) and Cibao FC (DOM) welcoming Mexico’s CD Guadalajara (MEX) in the first-ever Champions League match in the Dominican Republic.

Due to the political and social situation that has impacted Honduras in recent months, games scheduled to be played there have been moved to other countries.

The decisive second-leg, Round of 16 encounters will be played February 27 - March 1, beginning on Tuesday at 8:00 PM ET with Toronto FC (CAN) vs. Colorado Rapids (USA) and Tigres UANL (MEX) vs. CS Herediano (CRC), followed by Club Tijuana (MEX) vs. FC Motagua (HON) at 10:00 PM ET.

Play will continue Wednesday night with FC Dallas (USA) vs. Tauro FC (PAN) and CD Guadalajara (MEX) vs. Cibao FC (DOM) at 8:00 PM ET, and Club America (MEX) vs. Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) at 10:00 PM ET. The last two matches of the phase will see the New York Red Bulls (USA) taking on visiting CD Olimpia (HON) at 8:00 PM ET and Santa Tecla FC (SLV) visiting Seattle Sounders FC (USA) at 10:00 PM ET.

All Round of 16 matches will be broadcast by Univision Deportes on UDN and its digital platforms; Fox Sports Latam and rights partners across the Confederation. For more information, please check your local TV listing.

The range of dates for quarterfinal, first-leg games is March 6-8, while second-leg play is scheduled for March 13-15. The semifinals and final – all home-and-away, as well – are set for 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.

2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League – Round of 16 Schedule
*ET and home team listed first

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
20:00 CS Herediano (CRC) vs. Tigres UANL (MEX)
22:00 Colorado Rapids (USA) vs. Toronto FC (CAN)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
20:00 Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) vs. Club America (MEX)
20:00 Tauro FC (PAN) vs. FC Dallas (USA)
22:00 FC Motagua (HON) vs. Club Tijuana (MEX)

Thursday, February 22, 2018
20:00 Cibao FC (DOM) vs. CD Guadalajara (MEX)
22:00 CD Olimpia (HON) vs. New York Red Bulls (USA)
22:00 Santa Tecla FC (SLV) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (USA)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
20:00 Toronto FC (CAN) vs. Colorado Rapids (USA)
20:00 Tigres UANL (MEX) vs. CS Herediano (CRC)
22:00 Club Tijuana (MEX) vs. FC Motagua (HON)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
20:00 FC Dallas (USA) vs. Tauro FC (PAN)
20:00 CD Guadalajara (MEX) vs. Cibao FC (DOM)
22:00 Club America (MEX) vs. Deportivo Saprissa (CRC)

Thursday, March 1, 2018
20:00 New York Red Bulls (USA) vs. CD Olimpia (HON)
22:00 Seattle Sounders FC (USA) vs. Santa Tecla FC (SLV)

Home Stadium for the Round of 16 Matches
*Listed in alphabetical order

CD Guadalajara (MEX) – Estadio Akron, Guadalajara, Mexico
CD Olimpia (HON) – Estadio Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica
Cibao FC (DOM) – Estadio Cibao FC, Santiago, Dominican Republic
Club America (MEX) – Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico
Club Tijuana (MEX) – Estadio Caliente, Tijuana, Mexico
Colorado Rapids (USA) – Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO, USA
CS Herediano (CRC) – Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero, Heredia, Costa Rica
Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) – Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma, San Jose, Costa Rica
FC Dallas (USA) – Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX, USA
FC Motagua (HON) – HEB Park, Edinburg, TX, USA
New York Red Bulls (USA) – Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ, USA
Santa Tecla FC (SLV) – Estadio Las Delicias, Santa Tecla, El Salvador
Seattle Sounders FC (USA) – CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA, USA
Tauro FC (PAN) – Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City, Panama
Tigres UANL (MEX) – Estadio Universitario, Monterrey, Mexico
Toronto FC (CAN) – BMO Field, Toronto, ON, Canada



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