Canada Soccer’s newly expanded Battle of the North will feature a 13-team format when the 2019 Canadian Championship kicks off on 15 May. The 24-match schedule features Canadian teams from across five leagues culminating with the Final Round on 18 and 25 September.
The five-round competition will feature teams from League1 Ontario, the Première ligue du Soccer de Québec (PLSQ), the Canadian Premier League, United Soccer League, and Major League Soccer. The Canadian Championship winner captures the Voyageurs Cup and earns Canada’s sole spot in the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League.
“The Canadian Championship has evolved into a true domestic cup competition with multiple levels of entrants all battling to secure a coveted Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League spot,” said Canada Soccer President Steven Reed. “We are proud to welcome seven teams as first-time entrants from League1 Ontario and the Canadian Premier League that join six returning teams in our 2019 Battle of the North.”
This summer Ottawa Fury FC will be hosting the Canadian Championship Quarter Finals on July 24! The opponent is yet to be determined as Fury FC awaits the winning clubs from qualifying round 2 that could see Ottawa face either HFX Wanderers or Valour FC in the Quarterfinals.
The team that moves on to the finals will have an opportunity to qualify for the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League and compete against some of the top soccer clubs in North America.
Tickets are available now for the second leg of the Quarterfinals at TD Place on July 24! The first leg will be played on the road on July 10 at 7:30PM.