BURLINGTON, Canada—Forge FC are back on the pitch on Tuesday night in what could turn out to be one of the biggest nights in their short history.
The Canadian Premier League club from Hamilton, ON. is in CONCACAF League action against Haitian club Arcahaie FC, with a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League potentially one match away.
If the two-time reigning North Star Shield winners are victorious on Tuesday night they’ll qualify for the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League and move on to the semifinals of the CONCACAF League, where they would play one of Club Deportivo Marathón from Honduras of Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa.
If they lose, they’ll still have a chance to qualify for the Champions League via a play-in game against another quarterfinal loser.
Changes announced to this season’s Concacaf League:— Oliver Platt (@plattoli) October 29, 2020
1. Single leg all the way through, as it has been for the first two rounds
2. All losing quarter-finalists will go into an additional round of single-leg play-in games for 2021 Champions League qualification#SCL2020
Tuesday's match could also be the final match of Canadian soccer legend David Edgar's career. On Monday Edgar surprised many by announcing his intention to retire at the end of the 2020 season. If Forge win, it'll be his final game, but if they lose he'll have one last chance to take the pitch in the aforementioned play-in game.
Forge FC are going to be mostly healthy for this match, and are only expected to be missing defender Klaidi Cela, according to CanPL.ca.
A win would cap off a big week for the club, as Kyle Bekker and Triston Henry picked up some hardware at the 2020 CPL Awards, and had five players included in the fan-selected Team of the Year.
The match can be watched on TSN 2, and online at TSN.ca, with kickoff scheduled for 8 pm.