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CONCACAF announces dates for resumption of Champions League

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Atlanta United will play the second leg against Club America during its “offseason”

Monterrey v Tigres UANL - CONCACAF Champions League 2019 Photo by Alfredo Lopez/Jam Media/Getty Images

Remember the Concacaf Champions League? It’s that tournament in which Atlanta was competing on Rudy Gobert/Tom Hanks Day. While the United States was beginning its initial shutdown, Atlanta United was on the receiving end of a 3-0 drubbing from Mexican giants Club America. Now, CONCACAF has finally announced the dates in which the tournament will resume and conclude.

The quarterfinals (the current round) will take place December 15-16, the semifinals will happen days later on December 19, and the final will take place December 22.

The competition will resume in a bubble somewhere in the United States, likely to be in Florida though details are yet to be confirmed. Fans will not be permitted no matter where the tournament takes place.

It’s also unknown at what point Atlanta and other teams will need to travel and enter the bubble. Atlanta United will presumably continue to train during the 37-day period between the conclusion of the MLS regular season this Sunday and the competition, though more details will be gathered in the coming days as to how the club will handle the logistics of this unique situation.