Schedule Announced for 2023 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Round of 16

November 17, 2022 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Philadelphia Union News Release

CHESTER, Pa. - Concacaf has announced the schedule for the 2023 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League (SCCL) Round of 16 matches. The eight matchups will take place March 7-9 (first leg matches) and March 14-16 (second leg matches).

The pairings for the Round of 16 and each club's road to the Final were determined at the tournament's official draw on Monday, November 8.

Fans will be able to enjoy the matches through the Confederation's TV partner networks, including TUDN | ViX (USA-Spanish), Fox Sports (Mexico), ESPN (Central America, Caribbean, and South America), and other local partners. For other territories, they will be available on Concacaf's Official App and YouTube channel (all subject to territory restrictions).

The calendar for the 2023 SCCL Round of 16 matches is as follows:

The home club is listed first and kickoff times are listed in eastern time (local time)

Round of 16 - 1st Leg Matches

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

18:00 (19:00) Violette AC (HAI) v Austin FC (USA) - Estadio Cibao FC, Santiago, Dominican Republic

20:00 (19:00) Alianza FC (SLV) v Philadelphia Union (USA) - Estadio Cuscatlan, San Salvador, El Salvador

22:00 (21:00) Tigres UANL (MEX) v Orlando City SC (USA) - Estadio Universitario, Monterrey, Mexico

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

18:00 (18:00) Tauro FC (PAN) v Club Leon (MEX) - Estadio Rommel Fernandez, Panama City, Panama

20:00 (19:00) CD Olimpia (HON) v Atlas FC (MEX) - TBC

22:00 (19:00) *Vancouver Whitecaps FC (CAN) v RCD España (HON) - BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, Canada

Thursday, March 9, 2023

20:00 (19:00) FC Motagua (HON) v Club Pachuca (MEX) - TBC

22:00 (21:00) LD Alajuelense (CRC) v Los Angeles FC (USA) - Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Round of 16 - 2nd Leg Matches

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

20:00 (19:00) Austin FC (USA) v Violette AC (HAI) - Q2 Stadium, Austin, TX, USA

20:00 (20:00) Philadelphia Union (USA) v Alianza FC (SLV) - Subaru Park, Chester, PA, USA

22:15 (20:15) Atlas FC (MEX) v CD Olimpia (HON) - Estadio Jalisco , Guadalajara, Mexico

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

18:00 (16:00) *RCD España (HON) v Vancouver Whitecaps FC (CAN) - Estadio Francisco Morazan, San Pedro Sula, Honduras

20:15 (20:15) Orlando City SC (USA) v Tigres UANL (MEX) - Exploria Stadium, Orlando, FL, USA

22:30 (19:30) Los Angeles FC (USA) v LD Alajuelense (CRC) - Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Thursday, March 16, 2023

20:00 (18:00) Club Leon (MEX) v Tauro FC (PAN) - Estadio Leon, Leon, Mexico

22:15 (20:15) Club Pachuca (MEX) v FC Motagua (HON) - Estadio Hidalgo, Pachuca, Mexico

*Due to stadium availability, Vancouver Whitecaps FC will play the first leg at BC Place, Vancouver, Canada, followed by the second leg at Estadio Francisco Morazan, San Pedro Sula, Honduras. This switch was agreed with both clubs.

The Round of 16 will be followed by the Quarterfinals and first leg Semifinals in April, and the return leg Semifinals and first leg Final in May.

The all-decisive return leg Final, where the region's new champion will be crowned, will take place Sunday, June 4, 2023, and will be hosted by the best performing finalist club in the earlier rounds of the competition.

2023 SCCL Schedule Windows

Round of 16: March 7-9 (first leg) and March 14-16 (second leg)

Quarterfinals: April 4-6 (first leg) and April 11-13 (second leg)

Semifinals: April 25-27 (first leg) and May 2-4 (second leg)

Finals: May 31 (first leg) and June 4 (second leg)

For all rounds of the competition, the pairings have been determined by the competition's bracket and the home club for the return leg of each series will be determined per round as follows:

Round of 16: Clubs from Pot 1 (highest ranked)

Quarterfinals: Clubs from the Round of 16 matchups 1, 3, 5, and 7

Semifinals and Final: Best performing clubs in the earlier rounds of the competition (based on wins, draws, and, if required, goal difference).

The current SCCL champion are the Seattle Sounders FC after they defeated Liga MX side Pumas Unam 5-2 on aggregate. With the title win, the Sounders cemented their place in SCCL history as the first winner from MLS in the SCCL era and the first Concacaf champion from the United States since the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2000.

New format from 2024

From 2024 onwards, the SCCL will be replaced by an expanded 27-club Concacaf Champions League. The Confederation-wide competition will include five rounds (round one, round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals, and final) and will continue to be played in a direct elimination format.

Furthermore, the Scotiabank Concacaf League will be replaced by three regional cup competitions - Leagues Cup, Central American Cup, and Caribbean Cup, that will be played in the fall of each year. These three new cups will qualify clubs for the expanded Champions League.

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