Toronto FC announced Friday the club’s plans for preseason with camp set to officially open on Monday, January 22 with medicals at the club’s training facility.
The reigning MLS Cup champions will depart that evening for Los Angeles, California and begin training at the University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) for the third consecutive year. While in California, the Reds will play in four friendly matches. The team will return to Toronto briefly before departing for Mexico City where camp will continue through Wednesday, February 14.
Following nine days in Mexico, Toronto FC will return home as preparations continue for the 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League. The Reds will take on the Colorado Rapids in a two-leg aggregate series in the Round of 16. The first leg is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20 at 10:00 p.m. ET in Colorado with the return leg at BMO Field on Tuesday, February 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
TORONTO FC 2018 PRESEASON IMPORTANT DATES
Monday, January 22 – Players report for medicals at training grounds in Toronto. Team departs for Los Angeles, California.
Tuesday, January 23 – Preseason training begins at UC Irvine (Los Angeles, CA)
Saturday, February 3 – Team returns to Toronto
Tuesday, February 6 – Team departs for Mexico City, Mexico
Wednesday, February 14 – Team returns to Toronto
TORONTO FC – LOS ANGELES FRIENDLY SCHEDULE
Saturday, January 27 – UC Irvine
Monday, January 29 – Cal State Fullerton
Wednesday, January 31 – Club Tijuana (Xolos) at University of San Diego State
Friday, February 2 – Los Angeles Football Club at UCLA