The opening leg of the 2012 Amway Canadian Championship semi-final stage kicks off this Wednesday 2 May in Montréal, QC and Edmonton, AB. The four Canadian professional clubs will compete to earn the coveted spot in the 2012-13 edition of CONCACAF Champions League.
This year marks the fifth edition of the Amway Canadian Championship. Six matches will be played over four Wednesday nights, with the semi-final series on 2 and 9 May and the championship final series on 16 and 23 May. The four competing teams are Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, FC Edmonton and Impact Montréal.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC, currently the best standing MLS entry amongst Canadian clubs, will travel to FC Edmonton, the lone NASL club in this year’s Championship, for the other semi-final. The first leg of their semi-final will be held at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB with a 20.00 local kickoff. The two clubs will meet again in Vancouver on 9 May in the second leg of their semi-final.
The home-and-away Championship final will be played on 16 and 23 May.