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2024 CanChamp Preliminary Round Dates And Kickoff Times Revealed

By on March 11, 2024 0 875 Views

The match dates for the opening round of the 2024 TELUS Canadian Championship have been unveiled by Canada Soccer.

The action will kick off on Tuesday, April 23 with an evening match between Cavalry FC and Vancouver FC, with Toronto FC hosting the Simcoe County Rovers one day later on Wednesday, April 24.

There will then be three cup matches all playing on on Wednesday, May 1, with Atletico Ottawa hosting Valour, Forge hosting a 905 Derby against York United, and the Victoria Highlands travelling to an Isle matchup against Pacific.

The last preliminary round match will see the Halifax Wanderers host CS Saint-Laurent a day later on Thursday, May 2, with the east coast CPL side then taking the weekend off before playing a midweek CPL match against Forge the following Tuesday.

Here’s a look at the matches with local kickoff times, too:

The victors from the single-leg cup matches will progress to the quarter-finals, where reigning cup champions Vancouver Whitecaps await the victor of Cavalry and Vancouver, and runners-up CF Montreal will face either Forge or York United – two CPL teams who have both faced the club in previous iterations of the tournament.

That stage will switch things over to a home-and-away format, with all matches taking place throughout the month of May.

See Also: A Deep Dive Into The Preliminary Round Matches

The four clubs left after that will continue to the two-legged semi-final, with the first leg taking place between July 9-10 and the second taking place some time later on August 27-28. A secondary draw will also eliminate regionalization at that stage.

The Telus 2024 Canadian Championship Final is set to take place in a single match format on September 24 or 25.

The matches are expected to be available for Canadian viewers on OneSoccer despite the legal dispute between Mediapro and Canadian Soccer Business.

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