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    Quote Originally Posted by Initial B View Post
    They changed it last year and dropped all the the Concacaf countries not named Canada, USA and Mexico to play in the CL first, with the exception of the Caribbean Club Cup Champion (probably because they wouldn't have been able to make the change without their voting block). This opened up a bunch 6 spots to win entry into the CCL. So any team that makes it to the CL semi-finals is guaranteed a spot, followed by the two winners of a playoff between the quarterfinal losing teams.

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    Ah, I see. Interesting. Thanks.

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    So am I safe to assume that if Forge win their next game that we will also automatically qualify as well since Forge would already be occupying a spot when the Canadian Championship final kicks off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blindside16 View Post
    So am I safe to assume that if Forge win their next game that we will also automatically qualify as well since Forge would already be occupying a spot when the Canadian Championship final kicks off?
    Good point - hadn't thought of that.

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    It's unclear if we would be guaranteed the spot. If Forge were to win the Canadian Championship, they would occupy the CAN1 spot in CCL (which is the higher seed). I could imagine the CAN2 spot either goes to TFC or the next best CPL team (as only CPL teams are eligible for Concacaf League in the CAN2 spot).

    I think it should be us who takes the spot, but there is no clear process established.
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    No clear process means whatever CONCACAF decides is in their best interest.

    I think we be in then

    That having been said, Forge gotta beat a Haitian team in a one off - not something Canadian teams have traditionally been good at.

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    Is the game in Haiti?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James17930 View Post
    Is the game in Haiti?
    Yes. All Forge games will be away, since home field is determined by the last five year's of performance and Canada is only in their second year in the tournament, so we have 4 years of 0s.

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    Forge's QF game in the Concacaf League is December 1st

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    No clear process means whatever CONCACAF decides is in their best interest.

    I think we be in then

    That having been said, Forge gotta beat a Haitian team in a one off - not something Canadian teams have traditionally been good at.
    Even if they lose Forge will have a second shot at qualification as the 4 quarterfinal losers will playoff in a 1 game knock out with the winners advancing to the Champions league

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    ^^ True, but as it appears they will face the loser of Marathon-Saprissa in the "2nd chance game", I'm guessing they better take care of business in their next game.

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    According to some Twitter discussions, if Forge are able to win one of their next two League games, the Canadian Championship Final may be called off for this year. Would be disappointing if it isn't held, but understandable. Teams likely wouldn't be making any money off of it and finding a date will be challenging.

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    so would they automatically give the CCL birth to TFC since Forge will get in if they win the next two...

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    They should just make it like the English Community Shield and uefa super cup, where it's a season opening one match cup game.

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    teams would not be match fit but yes it would be an option

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    Quote Originally Posted by 613reppingTFC View Post
    teams would not be match fit but yes it would be an option
    It would be after pre-season, but right before the first game of the season. Happens worldwide like that, so shouldn't be an issue. No different than when we played Colorado in those Champions League games. Or perhaps it happens just after the start of our season since the CPL usually kicks off a bit later than the MLS.

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    Well at least we maybe have this game to look forward to.

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    Canada Soccer announced today the finals will be played in the first quarter of 2021 (January - March)

    If played any earlier TFC would be using ONLY North American based players - no Euros
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loyal View Post
    Canada Soccer announced today the finals will be played in the first quarter of 2021 (January - March)

    If played any earlier TFC would be using ONLY North American based players - no Euros
    The is great to hear, especially with some discussion being would it even be played if Forge had already qualified for the CCL.

    https://canadasoccer.com/news/canadi...c-in-new-year/

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    At half that Forge already qualified scenario looked pretty good but what a gaffe by Henry who misplays a simple pass and gifts the Haitian team the equalizer. Forge look good but manoman its getting concacafy in here.

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    Oh well at least Forge can now take the mantle of the Canadian team who lose the big game in a shootout.

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    So this match will now be for all the marbles, thus a spot in Champions League after Forge lost 1-0 to Marathon Tuesday night in the play-in match of the CONCACAF League QF losers. With it being meaningful now, wonder when it will get scheduled as the Reds will want to be at full strength.

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    Whenever it ends up getting played, TFC should be in a better spot. MLS will probably get started before the CPL, so TFC should hopefully have gone through training camp, whereas Forge may be a little bit behind. With David Edgar retiring from Forge their backline will also be without their stud.

    I would have loved to have seen Forge in Champions League along with TFC, but TFC has to win this game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noxx98 View Post
    Whenever it ends up getting played, TFC should be in a better spot. MLS will probably get started before the CPL, so TFC should hopefully have gone through training camp, whereas Forge may be a little bit behind. With David Edgar retiring from Forge their backline will also be without their stud.

    I would have loved to have seen Forge in Champions League along with TFC, but TFC has to win this game.
    Could easily see David Edgar pushing off retirement for a little bit. The Reds will being up and ready earlier in the year than Forge for sure.

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    Another interesting twist will be that this will be most likely the first match for the new head coach. Nothing like having a cup game as your debut.

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    I guess this could be delayed further or cancelled altogether with the potential lockout

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    The push was because CCL was supposed to start next month - which made no sense given everything going on right now.

    Get the strong feeling the MLS season won't start until April.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    The push was because CCL was supposed to start next month - which made no sense given everything going on right now.

    Get the strong feeling the MLS season won't start until April.
    A May start to the MLS season would not even surprising me at this point. Can see many owners wanting to wait and see, especially if they can not have any fans in the stands in any real numbers. We also have the CBA uncertainty looming over things. Lots to figure out in my eyes to making a 2021 season viable.

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