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FORGE FC ADVANCES TO CONCACAF LEAGUE ROUND OF 16

Hamilton to host Honduran football club C.D. Olimpia August 22 at Tim Hortons Field

Forge FC will host Club Deportivo Olimpia Thursday, August 22 at 8 p.m. EDT at Tim Hortons Field in the first leg of their 2019 Concacaf League Round of 16 matchup. The teams will meet for the second leg in Tegucigalpa, Honduras Thursday, August 29 at 10 p.m. EDT at Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino.

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. For details on the format and expansion of the Concacaf League, click HERE.

Tickets for the first leg August 22 at Tim Hortons Field will be available to the public Tuesday, August 13 at 10 a.m. For details on how to purchase tickets to Concacaf League matches, or for any other inquiries, please click HERE.

Due to Forge FC’s participation in Concacaf League Round of 16, the club will now collaborate with the Canadian Premier League to reschedule the following two CPL league matches:

  • HFX Wanderers vs. Forge FC – Wednesday, August 21, 2019 – 6 p.m. EDT – Wanderers Grounds – Halifax, NS
  • York9 FC vs. Forge FC – Wednesday, August 28, 2019 – 7 p.m. EDT – York Lions Stadium – Toronto, ON

About Concacaf League
Inaugurated in 2017, the Scotiabank Concacaf League has opened the door for broader participation of Caribbean and Central American clubs, providing them an opportunity to play more relevant matches at a higher level and the possibility of qualifying for the Confederations premier competition for clubs, the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League.

About Forge FC
One of seven members of the newly formed Canadian Premier League, Forge FC aims to unite Hamiltonians that are driven by a passion for soccer and lead the development of the sport in the Hamilton community. Playing in world-class and unique venues, and partnering with strong community-led ownership groups, the CPL is a league for Canadians by Canadians that will bring professional soccer to communities coast-to-coast. For more information, visit Forgefc.canpl.ca.

About C.D. Olimpia
C.D. Olimpia is a professional football club in the Liga Nacional de Honduras, and play out of the Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. They are the current champions of the Liga Nacional de Honduras. Olimpia is the most successful football team in Honduras, having won 30 domestic league titles since it was founded in 1912, the latest being the 2015–16 Apertura & Clausura season. C.D Olimpia is the only Honduran club that has won the CONCACAF Champions Cup twice, first in 1972 and again in 1988, while adding a Concacaf League victory in 2017.