CHAMPIONS LEAGUE INTRODUCTION
New York City FC will face Costa Rican club AD San Carlos across two legs in the Round of 16 of the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League following a draw conducted by the federation in Mexico City.
NYCFC qualified for the tournament for the first time in Club history after finishing the regular season on top of the Eastern Conference in 2019. NYCFC will travel to Costa Rica for the first leg on Thursday, February 20 with kick-off scheduled for 8:00 pm ET. The following week on Wednesday, February 26, the return leg at Red Bull Arena will kick-off at 6:00 pm ET.
The Concacaf Champions League is an international club competition featuring the top clubs from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean which qualified by winning domestic league and cup competitions in their respective countries.
The 16 teams are arranged in head-to-head matchups in a bracket-style tournament in which the winner will automatically qualify for the 2020 FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar.
If NYCFC advance to the Quarterfinals, they will face the winner of the Tigres UANL (Mexico) and Alianza FC (El Salvador) Round of 16 matchup. The full 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League draw is featured below.
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