The 2023 Canadian Championship will kick off April 18 with 14 golf equipment together with the defending champion Vancouver Whitecaps and three first-time contributors.
Canada Soccer says the four-round event options groups from Major League Soccer, Canadian Premier League, League1 BC, League1 Ontario and Quebec’s Premier League (Premiere ligue de soccer du Quebec or PLSQ).
New to the event are the CPL’s Vancouver FC, League1 BC’s TSS Rovers FC from Richmond, and Quebec’s FC Laval.
Returning golf equipment are: Vancouver, Toronto FC and CF Montreal from MLS; Pacific FC, Cavalry FC, Valour FC, Forge FC, York United FC, Atletico Ottawa and HFX Wanderers FC from the Canadian Premier League; and Vaughan SC Azzurri from League1 Ontario.
The official draw is scheduled for Jan. 31.
Vancouver and Toronto, because the 2022 champion and runner-up, will obtain first-round byes.