So close. So very, very close.
Forge FC was eliminated from the 2020 Concacaf League on Tuesday night following a dramatic 4-2 penalty shootout loss to Haitian club Arcahaie FC in the quarter-finals in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Although the CPL Champs bowed out of the continental competition, they can still qualify for the 2021 Concacaf Champions League with a win in next week’s “play-in” match, against Club Deportivo Marathón of Honduras.
Had Forge won, they would’ve advanced to the tournament semifinals in January, and become the first CPL team to qualify for the Concacaf Champions League, the region’s most prestigious club tournament, where it would face the top sides from across North America in next year’s competition.