MLS announced this week that the 2020 Leagues Cup competition is cancelled. The tournament, a 16-game competition between MLS and Liga MX teams, was to have included the LA Galaxy.
The Leagues Cup was created last year, with a smaller field that also included the Galaxy. LA were the only MLS team to advance from the first round, beating Club Tijuana before falling in the semifinal to eventual champion Cruz Azul.
On one hand, it’s not surprising the competition has been cancelled, with sports as a whole in disarray due to the coronavirus pandemic. Secondary competitions are at special risk of being scrapped, and with Leagues Cup only a year old and involving two separate leagues, it’s understandable it was a low priority.
All that being said, I’d expect if sports do return in the future the Leagues Cup will as well. And I expect the Galaxy will probably be involved again.
In addition to the Leagues Cup news, MLS also announced the Campeones Cup, pitting the MLS Cup champ against a Liga MX season champ, has also been cancelled for this year, while the 2020 MLS All-Star Game, set to take place down the road at LAFC’s stadium, has been cancelled too. The announcement said they expect the All-Star Game will be played in LA in 2021, hopefully with the planned MLS All-Stars taking on a squad of Liga MX All-Stars.
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