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2024 TELUS Canadian Championship first round match-ups drawn

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Canadian Premier League Shield holders Cavalry FC will host Vancouver FC in the first round of the 2024 TELUS Canadian Championship in April.

And CPL North Star Cup winners Forge FC will host provincial rival York United when the annual national cup competition kicks off.

The draw for the annual national cup competition was made in a closed-door event Friday. This year’s format will feature both single-match and two-legged rounds running from April to September.

The competition will again feature all three Canadian Major League Soccer clubs, all eight Canadian Premier League clubs and three semi-professional clubs from three provincial League1 leagues.

12 teams enter the tournament in the first round, while 2023 winners Vancouver Whitecaps and 2023 finalists CF Montreal will join at the quarter finals stage.

2024 Canadian Championship first round draw:

Cavalry FC (CPL) vs Vancouver FC (CPL)

Atlético Ottawa (CPL) vs Valour FC (CPL)

Pacific FC (CPL) vs Victoria Highlanders FC (League1 BC)

Forge FC (CPL) vs York United (CPL)

Halifax Wanderers (CPL vs CS St-Lauent (Ligue1 Québec)

Toronto FC (MLS) vs Simcoe County Rovers FC (League1 Ontario)


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Photographer and Writer | Stuart Gradon is soccer journalist and web communications professional. He covers Cavalry FC of the Canadian Premier League and Canada's national teams. He has also worked on assignment at FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 and FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010.

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