The 2021 CONCACAF Champions League is the 13th edition under its present name and the 56th tournament organized by CONCACAF, North America's, Central America's, and the Caribbean's main governing body.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, instead of starting in February, the tournament began in April and will end in October. The 2021 CONCACAF Champions League Final will be a single-leg game, and it will be hosted by the finalist with the best overall performance.
The CONCACAF Champions League winners will qualify for the 2021 FIFA World Cup in Japan. Tigres UANL are the title winners, but they have not qualified and cannot defend their titles in this year's competition.
2021 CONCACAF Champions League Schedule
On 10 February 2021, the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League Draw took place in Miami, the US. Take a look at the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League Schedule.
|Round||First Leg||Second Leg|
|Round of 16||April 6-8||April 13-15|
|Quarter-Finals||April 27-29||May 4-6|
|Semi-Finals||August 10-12||August 24-26|
Round of 16 - First Leg
Marathón 2-2 Portland Timbers
Alajuelense 0-1 Atlanta United
Arcahaie 0-0 Cruz Azul
Saprissa 0-1 Philadelphia
León 1-1 Toronto FC
Olimpia 1-2 Club América
Real Estelí 0-4 Columbus Crew
Atlético Pantoja 0-3 Monterrey
2021 CONCACAF Champions League Key Dates
The Round of 16 will run from 6-8 April (first leg) to 13-15 April (second leg). In late April and early May, there are also home-and-out quarterfinals, and in mid-August and late August, there are two-legged semifinals. The 2021 CONCACAF Champions League single-leg Final is set for October 28.
2021 CONCACAF Champions League Format
The 16 teams play a single-elimination tournament in the CONCACAF Champions League. All ties will be contested on a two-legged, home-and-away basis except for the final played on a single leg.
The away-goal rule is enforced during the round of 16, quarter-finals, and semi-finals if the overall score after the second round is a tie. If tied, the winner is determined by a penalty shoot-out.
Extra-time is played when the result of the Final is a draw. If there is no winner after the additional time, the winner is decided by a penalty shoot-out.
How To Watch Or Stream Live Free 2021 CONCACAF Champions League in the U.S.
The 2021 CONCACAF Champions League, to be played from April 6 to October 28, 2021, will be broadcasted on Fox Sports, TUDN USA, TUDN App, Foxsports.com, TUDN.com in the United States.
2021 CONCACAF Champions League 2021 Bracket
This year the champion of CCL will be entitled to the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup. MLS clubs never qualified to the foreign club competition with LAFC missing out narrowly in 2020 before losing the final against Tigres UANL.
Clubs from all over North America, qualify to the CCL thanks to domestic leagues, cup competitions, and the Concacaf League. Check out the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League 2021 Bracket.