Forge FC Hamilton is playing in the Concacaf League later this summer.
Forge FC will host Antigua GFC on Thursday, August 1st from Tim Hortons Field. The game will kick off at a special earlier time of 6:00 pm ET in the first leg of 2019 Concacaf League preliminary round play. The two teams will meet again one week later in Antigua, Guatemala for the second leg on Thursday, August 8th at 8:00pm ET at Estadio Doroteo Guamuch Flores.
These historic matches represent the first time a Canadian Premier League or North American club will be participating in the competition. This year’s Concacaf League features an expanded 22 top clubs from across Central America, the Caribbean and North America whose lone representative is Forge FC. The Concacaf League champion and the next-best five finishers will advance to the 2020 Concacaf Champions League tournament.
Due to Forge FC’s participation in Concacaf League, the club will now collaborate with the Canadian Premier League to reschedule the following two CPL league matches:
- Cavalry FC vs. Forge FC – Tuesday, July 30, 2019 – 9 p.m. EDT – Spruce Meadows – Calgary, AB
- Forge FC vs. York9 FC – Friday, August 2, 2019 – 7 p.m. EDT – Tim Hortons Field – Hamilton, ON
New in 2019, the Scotiabank @Concacaf League expanded from 16 clubs to 22 clubs. 🔥
— Forge FC (@ForgeFCHamilton) July 4, 2019