March 21 – The vice-like grip Mexico’s clubs have held on the Concacaf Champions League is being challenged with this year’s final guaranteed to have a challenger from the MLS.
Concacaf has confirmed that Seattle Sounders will face New York City FC in one semi-final while LigaMX sides Pumas UNAM and Cruz Azul will compete in the other.
The two matchups will take place on April 5 and 6 (first legs) and April 12 and 13 (second legs).
The current SCCL champions are CF Monterrey who beat fellow Liga MX side Club America 1-0 in the 2021 final.
Mexican clubs have won the last 16 editions of the Concacaf Champions League, 11 of them have been all-Mexican finals.
The winner of competition will represent Concacaf at the 2022 FIFA Club World Cup. The final will be played over two legs in April and early May.
Semifinals – First Legs
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
22:00 (21:00) Pumas UNAM vs Cruz Azul – Estadio Olimpico Universitario, Mexico City, Mexico
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
22:00 (19:00) Seattle Sounders FC vs New York City FC – Lumen Field, Seattle, WA, USA
Semifinals – Second Legs
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
22:00 (21:00) Cruz Azul vs Pumas UNAM – Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
21:00 (21:00) New York City FC vs Seattle Sounders FC – Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ, USA
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