Bob Frid/Vancouver Whitecaps FC

VANCOUVER, BC – Mark your calendars.

CONCACAF announced the schedule for the 2016-17 Champions League quarterfinals today, with Vancouver Whitecaps FC opening the knockout round on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at New York Red Bulls (5 p.m. PT kickoff). The two-leg series will then shift to BC Place the following week for the decisive second leg on Thursday, March 2 (7 p.m. PT).

Whitecaps FC enter the knockout stages as the top seed after finishing group play with a perfect 4W-0L-0D record and a plus eight goal differential. New York, who posted a 2W-0L-2D record, advance as the eighth seed. This is the first time both teams have reached the quarterfinals.

Should they advance, the ‘Caps would face Mexican side Pumas UNAM or Tigres UANL in the two-leg semifinals between March 14 and April 5, 2017. The two-leg final will then take place between April 19 and April 26, 2017.

An MLS team has never won the CONCACAF Champions League – a 24-team competition between the top clubs from North America, Central America, and the Caribbean

Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2016/17 Quarterfinals 1st Leg Schedule

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
7 p.m. PT: Deportivo Saprissa (CRC) vs. CF Pachuca (MEX)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
5 p.m. PT: New York Red Bulls (USA) vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (CAN)
7 p.m. PT: Tigres UANL (MEX) vs. Pumas UNAM (MEX)

Thursday, February 23, 2017
5 p.m. PT: FC Dallas (USA) vs. CD Arabe Unido (PAN)

Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League 2016/17 Quarterfinals 2nd Leg Schedule

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
7 p.m. PT: CF Pachuca (MEX) vs. Deportivo Saprissa (CRC)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
5 p.m. PT: CD Arabe Unido (PAN) vs. FC Dallas (USA)
7 p.m. PT: Pumas UNAM (MEX) vs. Tigres UANL (MEX)

Thursday, March 2, 2017
7 p.m. PT: Vancouver Whitecaps FC (CAN) vs. New York Red Bulls (USA)