CONCACAF Champions Cup final moved to June 1 to avoid conflict with Mexican elections

United States' Columbus Crew players congratulate teammate Aidan Morris after scoring a goal against Monterrey, during a CONCACAF Champions Cup semifinal second leg soccer match at the BBVA stadium in Monterrey, Mexico, Wednesday, May 1, 2024. (AP Photo/Alberto Lopez)

The Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer will face CF Pachuca in the CONCACAF Champions Cup final on June 1 at Estadio Hidalgo in Pachuca, Mexico.

The final was originally scheduled for June 2 but was moved because Mexico's national elections are set for that day. The host for the match is based on the competition's final standings.

The Crew defeated Monterrey of Liga MX 3-1 on Wednesday night, advancing 5-2 on aggregate in the two-legged semifinal. Pachuca defeated Liga MX foe Club America 2-1 on Tuesday night for a 3-2 aggregate victory.

In addition to taking the Champions Cup trophy, the winner of the final will earn a spot in the 2025 Club World Cup.

The Champions Cup was played over five rounds and included 27 teams from the CONCACAF region, which includes North and Central America and the Caribbean.

Formerly known as the CONCACAF Champions League, just three MLS teams have previously won the title: D.C. United (1998), LA Galaxy (2000) and the Seattle Sounders (2022).

Pachuca has won five Champions Cup titles.


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