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Canada Soccer confirmed on Wednesday that Vancouver Whitecaps FC will kick off their 2022 Canadian Championship campaign on Wednesday, May 11 against Canadian Premier League side Valour FC at BC Place. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m. PT.

Season Ticket Members will have tickets in their account by later this afternoon, while single match tickets will go on-sale on Tuesday, March 29 at 10 a.m. PT and will be live on Ticketmaster.

Complete Preliminary Round Schedule

Tuesday, May 10

  • Guelph United FC vs. HFX Wanderers FC - 4 p.m. PT - Alumni Stadium at the University of Guelph, Guelph ON
  • Atletico Ottawa vs. York United FC - 4 p.m. PT - TD Place, Ottawa ON
  • Cavalry FC vs. FC Edmonton - 7:30 p.m. PT - Spruce Meadows ATCO Field, Calgary AB

Wednesday, May 11

  • Forge FC vs. CS Mont-Royal Outremont - 4 p.m. PT - Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton ON
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. Valour FC - 7 p.m. PT - BC Place, Vancouver BC

All Canadian Championship matches will air on OneSoccer, available as a linear channel on Telus’s Optik TV (Channel 980) as well as online at OneSoccer.ca, through the OneSoccer app and on the fuboTV Canada platform. Fans will find extended coverage for the Canadian Championship across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube featuring the hashtag #CanChamp.

Across the four rounds of the 2022 Canadian Championship, the Preliminary Round will be scheduled from 10-11 May, the Quarterfinals will be scheduled from 24-26 May, the Semifinals will be scheduled from 21-23 June, and the Final will be scheduled in July.

Canada Soccer’s Canadian Championship, also known as the Battle of the North, is the nation’s highest men’s domestic competition featuring clubs from coast to coast across the country, notably professional teams in Major League Soccer and the Canadian Premier League as well as league winners in both League1 Ontario and Québec’s PLSQ (Première ligue de soccer du Québec). Winners of the 2022 Canadian Championship lift the Voyageurs Cup and qualify to the annual international competition, Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League. Winners of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League then qualify to the FIFA Club World Cup.