The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) has confirmed the dates and kickoff times for the finals of the 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, the region’s most important club tournament.
The first leg of the final series will kick off at 8:15 pm ET, on Tuesday, April 17. Current MLS Cup Champions Toronto FC will welcome Mexican side CD Guadalajara at BMO Field.
The decisive second leg of the finals, to be played at Estadio Akron, in Guadalajara, Mexico, will begin at 9:30 pm ET (8:30 pm local). The Liga MX side earned the right to host the second leg final after accumulating the most points through its six SCCL matches this season, including the round of 16, quarterfinals and semifinals (4-1-1, 13 points). Toronto FC finished with a six-match record of 3-2-1, good for 11 points.
Semifinal action culminated on Tuesday night in Mexico City, where Toronto FC joined CD Guadalajara for the two-leg final. The finalist advanced to the fourth and final round of the competition this week. Toronto FC defeated Club America, 4-2 on aggregate, while CD Guadalajara edged the New York Red Bulls, 1-0 on aggregate.
The tenth edition of CONCACAF’s continental club championship is the first to feature the newly introduced, action-packed, home-and-away knockout format, which has captivated fans across the region on the road 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 the final matches, please check your local TV listings.
The winner of the 2018 Champions League will represent the region in the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
2018 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Schedule – Finals
*Listed in ET
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
8:15 pm Toronto FC (CAN) vs CD Guadalajara (MEX) – BMO Field, Toronto, Canada
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
9:30 pm CD Guadalajara (MEX) vs Toronto FC (CAN) – Estadio Akron, Guadalajara, Mexico