For some time now there have been rumblings of a collaboration between MLS and our southern neighbors in Liga MX.
It might not be another iteration of Superliga as some fans anticipated, but this morning the leagues jointly announced the creation of a new competition dubbed the Campeones Cup.
The annual Campeones Cup will pit the reigning champions of Liga MX and MLS to crown the best club in North America. The 2018 Campeones Cup will be hosted by reigning MLS Cup champion Toronto FC, on September 19, 2018 at BMO Field in Toronto. Liga MX’s representative will be decided in mid-July in a Campeon de Campeones matchup between the Mexican League’s two tournament champions: Apertura (Tigres UANL) and Clausura (to be played in May 2018). For information on this year’s Campeones Cup, click www.CampeonesCup.com.
In addition to Campeones Cup, the MLS-Liga MX partnership is working on additional competitions in the future, as well as additional tentpole events, including commitment for a future MLS All-Star Game presented by Target featuring the best players from both leagues facing off in an epic clash. Also, the Liga MX Under-20 teams will participate during MLS All-Star Week as the annual opponent in the MLS Homegrown Game presented by Energizer.
Did you read that last bit about the MLS Liga MX All-Star Game? Get ‘er done!