CONCACAF Champions League will conclude in Orlando this December

CONCACAF Champions League
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We will have a new CONCACAF Champions League winner by Christmas, with the remaining matches of this season’s tournament set for Orlando in mid-December.

The tournament will restart behind closed doors and four days after the MLS Cup Final, putting a potential onus on a champion to keep the celebrations tight if they make it that far.

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Three of the four Major League Soccer sides are in tough spots for the resumption of the tournament.

  • Atlanta United trails Club America 3-0 and as a non-playoff team will not have played a meaningful game in a month-and-a-half.
  • Montreal trails CD Olimpia 2-1. Thierry Henry’s Impact are the East’s No. 9 seed for the MLS Cup Playoffs.
  • NYCFC trails 1-0 to Tigres and is the East’s five seed

Bob Bradley’s LAFC are the West’s No. 7 seed and did not play their first leg against Cruz Azul, so avoiding the away leg puts them in the best spot of all the MLS teams.

Quarterfinals: December 15-16

CD Olimpia v Impact Montreal (CD Olimpia leads 2-1)
Atlanta United FC v Club América (Club America leads 3-0)
Tigres UANL v NYCFC (Tigres leads 1-0)
LAFC vs Cruz Azul (single match)

Semifinals: December 19

Semifinal 1: Club America or Atlanta United FC vs LAFC or Cruz Azul
Semifinal 2: Tigres UANL or NYCFC vs CD Olimpia or Impact Montreal

Final: December 22

Final: Winner Semifinal 1 vs Winner Semifinal 2