MIAMI – CONCACAF confirmed Friday the matchups and released the schedule for the semifinals of the 2016/17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, the region’s premier competition for clubs.
The semifinal round will feature two MLS/Liga MX series. Current Liga MX champions Tigres will host Canadian champion Vancouver Whitecaps FC in San Nicolas de los Garza on Tuesday, March 14, at 10:00 PM ET (8:00 PM local). Final-four play will continue on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, when four-time CONCACAF champion CF Pachuca visits the 2016 US Open Cup winner and MLS Supporter Shield holder FC Dallas at 8:00 pm ET (7:00 pm local).
In the second legs CF Pachuca-FC Dallas will be played on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 10:00 PM ET (9:00 PM local), while Vancouver Whitecaps-Tigres will be contested on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 10:00 PM ET (7:00 PM local).
The home-and-away final between the two semifinal winners will be disputed during the last two weeks of April 2017.
The semifinals matches can be seen in the United States on Univision Networks in Spanish, and can also be viewed in The U.S. and Canada on CONCACAF’s Facebook Live feed in English. In Mexico and throughout the region, the games are available on the FOX Sports networks. Check your local listings for exact broadcast information in your region, which will be available in coming days.
Twenty-four clubs from across the Confederation began the quest for the crown in this season’s Champions League group phase, played between August and October, with the top team from each of the eight three-team groups advancing to the knockout round.
Following the completion of group play, the eight group-topping teams were re-seeded 1-8, based on the number of points they achieved in the group stage, and using goal difference as the tie-breaker among teams tied with the same amount of points. The brackets for the tournament are set, per the graphic above, but teams carry their ranking through the knockout round to determine who will host the second and decisive leg of the semifinals and final.
The Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League is the region’s most prestigious club tournament, qualifying its champion directly to the FIFA Club World Cup. The winner of this edition of the competition will participate in the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
More information on the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, including team-by-team capsules and in-depth statistics and analysis, can be found at CONCACAF.com. The full schedule can be accessed below, and by clicking here.
Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2016/17 Semifinals Schedule
*ET (local time)
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
22:00 (20:00) Tigres UANL (MEX) v Vancouver Whitecaps FC (CAN)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
20:00 (19:00) FC Dallas (USA) v CF Pachuca (MEX)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
22:00 (21:00) CF Pachuca (MEX) v FC Dallas (USA)
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
22:00 (19:00) Vancouver Whitecaps FC (CAN) v Tigres UANL (MEX)
CONCACAF Champions League home stadiums for the Semifinals
*In alphabetical order
CF Pachuca (MEX) – Estadio Hidalgo, Pachuca. Mexico
FC Dallas (USA) – Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX, USA
Tigres UANL (MEX) – Estadio Universitario, Monterrey, Mexico
Vancouver Whitecaps (CAN) – BC Place, BC, Canada