MIAMI, Florida – Canadian Premier League side Forge FC will seek to take the next step in the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf League when they pay a visit to Panama to take on Tauro FC in the Round of 16 on Tuesday night at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez in Panama City, Panama.
Forge were able to reach this stage of the competition by pulling out a late 2-1 win in El Salvador against Municipal Limeno, despite playing much of the second half with 10 men.
Now the Canadian side will look to make history and advance to the SCL quarterfinals for the first time in club history.
The hero for Forge against Municipal Limeno was Anthony Novak, whose sensational late strike earned Forge the win. The Canadians will need Novak and the rest of the attack to produce a similar display against a Tauro side that is no stranger to the SCL.
The Canalero club are appearing in their third SCL thanks to winning the 2019 Panamanian Apertura and have a semifinal finish in 2018 under their belts.
Tauro are also led by one of the most fearsome goal-scorers in the Concacaf region in FW Edwin Aguilar, who has five career SCL goals in just six matches and seven goals in 14 Concacaf club appearances.
The contest represents the first ever meeting between Canadian and Panamanian teams in the SCL, and is the first Concacaf match between a Canadian and Panamanian side since Independiente eliminated Toronto FC 5-1 on aggregate in the Round of 16 of the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League.
Kick-off is scheduled for 6 PM ET and can be seen via TSN.ca/TSN App (Canada), TUDN (USA-Spanish), FS1 (USA-English), ESPN 2 (Central America) and Fox Sports 2 (Mexico).