What's at stake for Toronto FC in the CCL final? More than bragging rights

Toronto FC have already made history by becoming the first MLS side to dispatch two Liga MX sides in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Should they do the same against Chivas de Guadalajara in the CCL final, they'll become the first-ever MLS side to win the competition since its introduction a decade ago. But that's only the the beginning of what Toronto -- and the MLS, by association -- would stand to gain.

Toronto would earn $500,000 in prize money by winning the tournament (and have already guaranteed $300,000 just by making the final). They'll begin chasing that prize money in Tuesday's first leg at BMO Field (8:15 pm ET | UDN - Full TV & Streaming Info).

And they'd also become the first-ever MLS team to qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup, which will be contested next December in the United Arab Emirates.

In that seven-team tournament, they could face off against European giants like Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Liverpool or Roma, who are the 2018 UEFA Champions League semifinalists, or the South American club that emerges as champions of the Copa Libertadores this fall.

So if you think this month's two-legged final against a Chivas side that is perhaps Mexico's most adored club is truly a big-time, global football event, that could be only the beginning.