2023 Canadian Championship Schedule Revealed
The 2023 Canadian Championship will kick off on Tuesday, April 18, with fourteen clubs set to participate in the domestic cup’s largest edition of all time.
The Canadian Championship will run through four rounds ranging from April to June, with the competition set to feature three first-time appearances from the likes of League1 BC’s TSS Rovers, PLSQ’s FC Laval, and CPL expansion side Vancouver FC.
The domestic competition will also include the seven other CPL teams, all three MLS sides (including reigning champions Vancouver Whitecaps FC), and returning League1 Ontario side Vaughan Azzurri.
The 2023 Canadian Championship final will take place in early June, with the first round taking place from April 18-20, the quarter finals set for May 9-11, and the semi-finals set for May 23-25.
While cup champions Vancouver Whitecaps FC and runners-up Toronto FC earn byes to the second round, the remaining twelve sides will all feature in the first round of competition. The pots and official draw details will be revealed January 24.
The draw for the 2023 Canadian Championship will take place one week later January 31 at 8:00PM EST, with fans able to tune in live on OneSoccer. Extended coverage will also come from Canada Soccer on its Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube channels.
“We look forward to welcoming three new Canadian soccer clubs to one of the most exciting competitions in professional sports in Canada,” said Dr. Nick Bontis, Canada Soccer President. “With every match an elimination match across four rounds, the Canadian Championship is an exhilarating battle that crowns our Canadian champion on the road to Concacaf Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup.”