The Portland Timbers will be heading to Honduras in April in their latest continental competition campaign.
The Timbers were drawn against CD Marathon in the round of 16 of the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League. The round of 16 will be a two-leg tie, with the first leg kicking off sometime between April 6 and April 8. The second leg will be played in the time between April 13 and April 15.
Our #SCCL21 Round of 16 opponent: @CDMarathon! #RCTID pic.twitter.com/hDrwSyWDER— Portland Timbers (@TimbersFC) February 11, 2021
Portland earned their berth in SCCL by virtue of winning the MLS is Back Tournament back in the summer. This will be their third appearance in the North American competition, their first since 2016. In the previous iterations, Portland has never advanced past the group stage. As the current version of the competition begins with the knockout rounds, this will be the Timbers first time playing a two-leg affair in the competition.
Portland’s opponent’s, Marathon, are based out of San Pedro Sula in Honduras. They qualified for the 2021 edition as a 2020 Concacaf League play-in winner, and this will be their first appearance in the continental competition since reaching the quarterfinals in the 2009-2010 edition.
More details of the times, exact dates, and hosts of the first and second legs will be revealed soon.