Forge FC Announces Schedule Changes For Concacaf League
Forge FC’s home opener is taking place a little earlier than expected after some fixture shuffling to make room for an extended away trip for the club’s Concacaf League preliminary round matchups against CD FAS.
The two-legged affair will now see both legs take place in El Salvador due to federal government restrictions on travelling, which means Forge FC will be without a home leg for its Concacaf League matchup against the Salvadoran side. Both matches will take place at Estadio Cuscatlan in San Salvador on Thursday, August 12 and Tuesday, August 17.
To adjust for the changes, two league home-and-away matchups against the Nine Stripes have been shifted to allow for Forge’s extended away trip: instead of playing away to York United on August 13, that match will now take place on September 29. The hammers’ home match against the Nine Stripes that was originally set for that day has now been pushed forward to August 4.
While August 4 will now be the club’s first home match since 2019, the club will be formally celebrating its back-to-back CPL championships four days later when it take son Atletico Ottawa at Tim Hortons Field, presumably in front of a large weekend crowd.
Last year saw Forge FC reach the quarter final stage of the continental competition, with the hammer securing away wins against Municipal Limeno and Tauro FC before falling to Arcahaie FC. The club qualified for a Champions League play-in match against CD Marathon after that, but fell to a 1-0 defeat against the tough Honduran opposition.
The last time it had a home match in the Concacaf League was in 2019, the club’s inaugural season.
Forge FC is in communications with health officials regarding the possibility of hosting further matches in the Concacaf League provided it reaches the next stage.