Chivas vs. Toronto FC: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

Alan Pulido Eriq Zavaleta Chivas Toronto FC CONCACAF Champions League
Graig Abel
The Liga MX side surprised the MLS champions with a 2-1 away win in the CCL final first leg, and now look to finish the job at home

Toronto FC wasn't supposed to be in this position.

The MLS champions knocked out Liga MX powers Tigres and Club America to reach the CONCACAF Champions League final, where Chivas de Guadalajara awaited in an easier matchup – at least on paper.

Instead, Matias Almeyda's side stunned TFC 2-1 in the first leg in Toronto, leaving Greg Vanney's men with a mountain to climb in the second leg. 

Now TFC will be back in the underdog role as they look to pull off an improbable continental title with a second-leg comeback in Mexico on Wednesday.

Game Chivas de Guadalajara vs. Toronto FC 
Date Wednesday, April 25
Time 9:30 p.m. ET
Stream (U.S. only) fubo TV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (U.S.), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.

U.S. TV channel Online stream
Univision Deportes fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be televised or streamed. 

UK TV channel Online stream
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Squads & Team News

Position Chivas players
Goalkeepers Cota, Jimenez, Rodriguez, Torres
Defenders Alanis, C. Cisneros, Galindo, Hernandez, Marin, Mayorga, Pereira, Salcido
Midfielders Beltran, Brizuela, Cervantes, Lopez, Macías, Perez, Pineda, Pizarro, Sandoval, Torres
Forwards Basulto, Benitez, R. Cisneros, Godinez, Macias, Pulido, Sanchez

Chivas will get Jair Pereira, Rodolfo Cota and Edwin Hernandez back after all three were suspended for the first leg. Jesus Sanchez will miss out with a knee injury, while Hedgardo Marin and Alan Cervantes both appear set to be available after recovering from their respective injuries. 

Potential Chivas starting XI: Cota; C. Cisneros, Pereira, Alanis, Hernandez; Perez, Pineda; Pizarro, Lopez, Pulido; Godinez

Position Toronto FC players
Goalkeepers Bono, Irwin, Patterson-Sewell
Defenders Hagglund, Hasler, Mavinga, Moor, Morgan, Morrow, Van der Wiel, Zavaleta, Auro
Midfielders Aketxe, Bradley, Chapman, Delgado, Fraser, Osorio, Vazquez
Forwards Akinola, Altidore, Giovinco, Hamilton, Ricketts, Spencer

A banged-up TFC side saw Chris Mavinga (abdominal), Gregory van der Wiel (Achilles), Justin Morrow (calf) and Jozy Altidore (foot) all recover in time for the first leg. Toronto will hope to have Victor Vazquez (back) and Nick Hagglund(hamstring) available after both missed the first leg. 

Potential Toronto starting XI: Bono; Van der Wiel, Moor, Mavinga; Auro, Delgado, Bradley, Osorio, Morrow; Giovinco, Altidore.

Match Preview

Alan Pulido Toronto FC Chivas CONCACAF Champions League

The CONCACAF Champions League winner will be decided Wednesday night at the Estadio Akron in Guadalajara, and the home side is the odds-on favorite to take home the prize.

Going into the final as the underdogs, Chivas pulled off a massive 2-1 win at BMO Field last week to dramatically swing the tie in their favor. 

A continental title would represent a significant silver lining for a Chivas side that will miss the Liga MX playoffs and currently sit 17th place out of 18 teams in the Clausura. 

Almeyda's side will be full of confidence heading home, where they've yet to concede in this season's CCL. 

Additionally, Chivas will get a boost with the return of starting goalkeeper Rodolfo Cota, as well as starting defenders Jair Pereira and Edwin Hernandez, all of whom were suspended for the first leg. 

TFC faces a daunting task needing to win the game and score at least two goals while doing so. 

Vanney's side has plenty of firepower, but being able to call upon Victor Vazquez would be a significant boost.

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The Spanish playmaker has been sidelined since the CCL quarterfinals with a back injury, but could be available in a substitute's role on Wednesday.

If Vazquez, Jozy Altidore, Sebastian Giovinco and Co. are firing on all cylinders, there's still a chance that an MLS side could win the competition for the first time. 

If not, then a Mexican side will emerge as CCL winners for the 10th consecutive season.