Men’s Soccer News

Winning bids deferred by one season to accommodate Fall 2020 championship hosts in 2021 due to COVID-19 cancellations.

Six new U SPORTS championship hosts were announced on Friday in women’s rugby as well as men’s and women’s soccer.

The selected institutions will each host one year later than their original bid proposal – welcoming the top eight teams in the nation for the Fall 2022 and 2023 tournaments –  in order to accommodate recent cancellations for the upcoming fall season caused by the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.

“U SPORTS would like to thank the members who originally bid on the Fall 2021 and 2022 championships for accepting to delay hosting until 2022 and 2023,” said Lisette Johnson-Stapley, Chief Sport Officer at U SPORTS. “This allows the hosts of the cancelled Fall 2020 national championships to present the 2021 editions. We’re excited to unveil our fall championship lineup for the next three years and look forward to a safe return to play in university sport across Canada.”

In 2022, the Victoria Vikes will host the Women’s Rugby Championship, while the Thompson Rivers WolfPack and Laval Rouge et Or are scheduled to host the Men’s and Women’s Soccer Championships, respectively. In 2023, new hosts include Laval (women’s rugby), the Cape Breton Capers (men’s soccer) and Queen’s Gaels (women’s soccer).

Several of the athletic programs with winning bids are also scheduled to host other fall sports in 2021, thanks to the one-year deferment. The U SPORTS Fall Championship schedule from 2021-23 is as follows:

Sport

Fall 2021

Fall 2022

Fall 2023

Women’s Field Hockey

TBD

TBD

TBD

Women’s Rugby

Queen’s

Victoria

Laval

Men’s Soccer

Carleton

Thompson Rivers

Cape Breton

Women’s Soccer

Cape Breton

Laval

Queen’s

Cross Country

Laval

TBD

TBD

Football - Uteck Bowl

CW @ RSEQ

CW @ AUS

OUA @ RSEQ

Football - Mitchell Bowl

AUS @ OUA

RSEQ @ OUA

AUS @ CW

Football - Vanier Cup

TBD

TBD

TBD

U SPORTS Fall Championship Host Key Facts

FALL 2021
SPORT HOST VENUE PREVIOUS HOST CHAMPIONSHIPS
Women’s Rugby Queen’s Nixon Field 2015 None
Men’s Soccer Carleton MNP Park 1984, 2002, 2008 None
Women’s Soccer Cape Breton Cape Breton Health Recreation Complex 2007 2007
Cross Country Laval Plains of Abraham 1988, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2016 2016 Men 2018 Women
Fall 2022
SPORT HOST VENUE PREVIOUS HOST CHAMPIONSHIPS
Women’s Rugby Victoria Wallace Field 2005, 2016 None
Men’s Soccer Thompson Rivers Hillside Stadium 2017 None
Women’s Soccer Laval TELUS-UL Stadium 1997, 2014 2014, 2016
Fall 2023
SPORT HOST VENUE PREVIOUS HOST CHAMPIONSHIPS
Women’s Rugby Laval TELUS-UL Stadium 2013 2019
Men’s Soccer Cape Breton Cape Breton Health Recreation Complex Never 2017
Women’s Soccer Queen’s Richardson Stadium Never 1988, 2010, 2011

For the full U SPORTS championship hosting schedule, click here.

U SPORTS and the four university sport conferences continue work on a plan for the delivery of the 2021 winter season. An announcement about those plans, as well as the hosts of the next two Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Championships will be made in the fall.