Canadian Championship semifinals to be played June 22 in Toronto and Vancouver

Toronto FC teammates react after scoring the winning goal off HFX Wanderers defender Peter Schaale during second half Canadian Championship soccer quarterfinal action at Wanderers Ground in Halifax on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Toronto won 2-1. (Andrew Vaughan/CP)

TORONTO — The Canadian Championship semifinals have been set for June 22 with defending champion CF Montreal playing at Toronto FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps hosting York United of the Canadian Premier League.

Both games will kick off at 7 p.m. local time. The Montreal-Toronto matchup is a rematch of the 2021 final, won 1-0 by Montreal.

Toronto and Montreal, which had byes to start, advanced by defeating HFX Wanderers 2-1 and Forge FC 3-0, respectively.

The Whitecaps dispatched two CPL teams in Valour FC (2-0) and Cavalry FC (via penalty shootout after a 1-1 tie). York needed penalty shootouts to get past Atletico Ottawa and Pacific FC.

The two semifinal winners will face off for the Voyageurs Cup and a berth in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, the elite club competition in North and Central America and the Caribbean.

The pandemic-delayed 2020 Canadian Championship final is scheduled for June 4 with Forge FC hosting Toronto at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton.

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