The 2022 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Final will kick off this week between the Seattle Sounders FC of Major League Soccer (MLS) and Pumas of Liga MX with some history to be made and SCCL records that could be broken.
Wednesday, April 27 will mark the start of the Final, with the first leg to be played at Pumas’ home field of the Estadio Olimpico Universitario in Mexico City, Mexico. Kickoff is set for 10:30 PM ET (9:30 PM local time).
One week later on Wednesday, May 4, the Sounders will host the second leg. Kickoff at Lumen Field in Seattle, WA, is scheduled for 10:00 PM ET (7:00 PM local time). Tickets for the decisive return leg final in Seattle are available here.
Fans from around the CONCACAF region and the world will be able to enjoy both legs of the 2022 SCCL Final live on FS1 (USA-English), TUDN/UniMas (USA-Spanish), Fox Sports (Mexico), ESPN (Central America), OneSoccer (Canada), Flow Sports (Caribbean) and other local partners.
Pumas reached the Final by eliminating Deportivo Saprissa of Costa Rica 6-3 on aggregate in the Round of 16, the New England Revolution in the quarterfinals via a 4-3 penalty shootout win following a 3-3 draw on aggregate and then a 2-1 triumph over fellow Liga MX side Cruz Azul in the semifinals.
The Sounders were 5-0 aggregate winners against Motagua of Honduras in the Round of 16, followed by a 4-1 victory against Club Leon of Mexico in the quarterfinals before defeating fellow MLS club New York City FC 4-2 in the semifinals.
Attendance records that could fall
Three SCCL attendance records could be broken at the conclusion of the 2022 SCCL Final.
The second leg in Seattle at Lumen Field could produce the most attended match of the 2022 SCCL, bettering the 56,094 fans who attended the semifinal second leg between Cruz Azul and Pumas at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.
The second leg could also mark the most attended SCCL Final game ever. The current mark is held by Olympic Stadium in Montreal where 61,004 fans attended the 2014-15 Final second leg between the Montreal Impact and Club America.
Should more than 66,208 fill Lumen Field in Seattle, it would break the record as the most attended SCCL match ever, surpassing the aforementioned number set in the 2014-15 SCCL semifinal second leg between Club America and Costa Rican club Herediano at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.
In the SCCL era, neither Pumas nor Seattle have lifted the trophy, so a first-time SCCL champion will be crowned when the final whistle is blown on May 4. The winner will join this list of former champions.
2008-09: Atlante FC
2009-10: CF Pachuca
2010-11: CF Monterrey
2011-12: CF Monterrey
2012-13: CF Monterrey
2013-14: Cruz Azul
2014-15: Club America
2015-16: Club America
2016-17: CF Pachuca
2018: CD Guadalajara
2019: CF Monterrey
2020: Tigres UANL
2021: CF Monterrey
Most CONCACAF club titles (including CONCACAF Champions Cup and SCCL)
Club America (MEX): 7
Cruz Azul (MEX): 6
CF Pachuca (MEX): 5
CF Monterrey (MEX): 5
Deportivo Saprissa (CRC): 3
Pumas UNAM (MEX): 3