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Canada Soccer announces 2020 Canadian Championship Final will be played in 2021

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Toronto FC and Forge FC will have to wait a bit longer to battle it out for the Voyageurs Cup due to current pandemic restrictions.

2017 Canadian Championship - Toronto FC v Montreal Impact - Leg 2 (Pulicicchio/Getty)

TORONTO, Canada—Canada Soccer announced today that the 2020 Canadian Championship Final between Toronto FC and Forge FC will now take place in the first-quarter of 2021.

“The Canadian Championship Final has been moved until early 2021 due to current pandemic restrictions, with a date and location to be determined in consideration of club and league schedules,” Canada Soccer wrote in a press release.

The news comes on the heels of The Reds’ elimination from the postseason following a 1-0 extra-time loss to expansion side Nashville SC.

Canada Soccer previously announced that the final would be played following the conclusion of both Toronto FC and Forge FC’s seasons, but with the Canadian Premier League side’s unexpected push in the CONCACAF League, it appears that the matter may have been further complicated.

The Hamilton-based Forge qualified for the 2020 Canadian Championship Final for the first time after finishing first at the Canadian Premier League’s Island Games, while Toronto FC, finalists in five-consecutive seasons, qualified after finishing first among three Canadian teams in the first phase of Major League Soccer’s revised schedule.

The match, which still has no official date, will be the first-ever final played between two Ontario-based sides.