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Forge/Toronto FC to face Liga MX champions Club León in Concacaf Champions League Round of 16

The Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League draw took place last night—and it wasn’t great news for our Canadian sides.

Soccer: 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League - Final-Los Angeles FC at Tigres UANL Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

TORONTO, Canada—The 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 draw took place Wednesday evening as participants from around the region began to learn the fate.

While 15 of the 16 teams participating have already been confirmed, Toronto FC and Forge FC still have to battle it out in the 2020 Canadian Championship Final to determine who will be the final club to enter the fray. A date for that match has still yet to be set.

Whichever club ends up hoisting the Voyageurs Cup will earn a tricky round-of-16 date with reigning Liga MX champions Club León, with the first leg (away) set to take place in the week commencing April 5, and the second leg (home) the week after.

Should TFC or Forge be able to move on, the draw likely doesn’t get any easier with a potential quarter-final date against Cruz Azul (or Haitian club Arcahaie FC—who beat Forge on penalties in the Concacaf League in December.)

No MLS or CanPL team has yet to win the Concacaf Champions League. LAFC reached the final in 2020, but fell short to Tigres UANL 2-1. Toronto FC, meanwhile, have competed in the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League on six occasions, most recently reaching the final in 2018 after a memorable run.