ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 13, 2023) – Orlando City SC is set to take on Canadian-side Cavalry FC in Round One of the 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup, it was announced today. Specific match details, including ticket information, will be announced at a later date.
Orlando City was drawn into position A8 from Pot 1, being placed into Pot 1 by virtue of the Club’s standing in the Concacaf Club Rankings, with Cavalry FC being drawn into position B8 from Pot 2.
The 59th edition of the Concacaf Champions Cup, the region's premier men's club competition, will be played between February and June 2024. The annual tournament, comprised of five direct elimination rounds and the best clubs from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean, crowns the Confederation's club champion and is the sole qualification route for the region's clubs to the new and expanded FIFA Club World Cup.
The competition's first four rounds (Round One, Round of 16, Quarterfinals, and Semifinals), all include home and away play, while the Final is played as a single-leg match.
The 2024 CCC matchups will commence with Round One in February, followed by the Round of 16 in March, quarterfinals in April, semifinals in the last weeks of April. The all-decisive single-leg final, where the region’s new champion will be crowned, will take place on Sunday, June 2, 2024.
As previously announced, beginning next year, the Confederation has replaced the Concacaf Champions League with the Concacaf Champions Cup. The name "Champions Cup" is part of a complete rebrand inspired by this tournament's rich history. Since 1962, when the first iteration of this tournament was formed, 30 different clubs have won this title, highlighting how competitive it is and the great diversity of champions within Concacaf.
The Lions qualified for their second Concacaf Champions Cup by holding the second-best record across all Major League Soccer in the 2023 MLS regular season, while Cavalry FC, based out of Calgary, Canada, qualified as the regular season champions of the 2023 Canadian Premier League.