Toronto FC and Cruz Azul begin an exciting quarterfinal tie today at the Raymond James Stadium in the CONCACAF Champions League 2021. The Canadian team reached this stage after giving the surprise in the Round of 16, while the Mexican side were expected to defeat the modest Arcahaie. Here you'll find everything there is to know about this game, such as information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch it in the US.
Toronto shocked reigning Liga MX champions Club León by knocking them out with a 2-1 win in the second leg. However, Chris Armas' boys didn't carry such performance to the beginning of the MLS 2021 so far.
Meanwhile, Cruz Azul are arguably the strongest team in the domestic league so far, holding an amazing undefeated record after grabbing many consecutive wins as well. Juan Reynoso Guzman's side got into this round after destroying Arcahaie at home. Can they continue with their unstoppable run in this competition?
Toronto FC vs Cruz Azul: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Time: 10 PM (ET)
Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay
*To be confirmed
Toronto FC vs Cruz Azul: Time by State in the US
ET: 10 PM
CT: 9 PM
MT: 8 PM
PT: 7 PM
Toronto FC vs Cruz Azul: Storylines
Toronto FC came up strong against a tough opponent like León to book a ticket to the Concachampions quarterfinals. They'll have an even more difficult task ahead, though. After losing to Montreal and tying with Vancouver Whitecaps in the first two MLS rounds, Armas' team needs to bounce back, but the next rival probably won't make things easy.
The unbeaten leaders of the Liga MX Cruz Azul will have to take this tie seriously, though. With the domestic playoff spot already under their belt, Reynoso's men head to the regional competition trying to prove their strength outside their country as well.
The Máquina haven't lost in their last 14 league games, and that record would extend to 16 if we take into account the two matches against Arcahaie in the CCL. Despite they've surprisingly tied in the first leg, the Cementeros put eight past the Haitian team to advance to this stage.
How to watch or live stream Toronto FC vs Cruz Azul in the US
The 2021 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals to be played between Toronto FC and Cruz Azul will be broadcast in the US by TUDN App, Fox Sports 1, TUDN USA, TUDN.com, and Foxsports.com.
Toronto FC vs Cruz Azul: Predictions and Odds
Bookmakers have already placed their bets ahead of this game, and the visitors seem as favorites. FanDuel has given Cruz Azul odds of , while Toronto FC have, and a tie would result in a payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.