MLS and Liga MX have introduced particulars concerning the return of Leagues Cup in 2021, the official annual single-elimination match that can once more characteristic golf equipment from MLS and Mexico’s top-flight league.
Leagues Cup returns after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that includes 4 golf equipment from every league in a single-elimination format. The collaborating MLS golf equipment, which can host the quarterfinal matches, are the top two teams from every conference primarily based on the 2020 regular-season standings that aren’t scheduled to take part within the 2021 Concacaf Champions League.
Leagues Cup Teams
The next MLS golf equipment have certified for Leagues Cup 2021:
The match, which is being played totally within the US, will begin the week of August 9 with quarterfinals. Semifinals are slated for the week of September 13, and the Leagues Cup Final, to be played in a impartial venue, is scheduled for the week of September 20.
Columbus Crews SC vs LIGA MX’s Campeón de Campeone
The leagues additionally confirmed the return of Campeones Cup, the annual conflict of each leagues’ champions, which can characteristic reigning MLS Cup winners Columbus Crew SC. Presently scheduled for the week of September 27, Campeones Cup will likely be played at New Crew Stadium, which is set to debut later this year in Columbus.
“We’re excited to re-start the Leagues Cup and Campeones Cup competitions in 2021 and continue to construct on our partnership with LIGA MX,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber said in a launch. “Now we have seen the great rivalry that exists on the field between MLS and LIGA MX golf equipment, and these occasions present a novel alternative for followers to see their membership compete in significant international competition whereas creating huge interest and consideration for each leagues.”
The inaugural Leagues Cup was received by Liga MX side Cruz Azul in 2019. The Campeones Cup has produced two earlier winners: Tigres UANL (Liga MX) in 2018 and Toronto FC (MLS) in 2019, an equal cut up between the leagues.
“The announcement concerning the return of Leagues Cup and Campeones Cup is crucial for the venture to internationalize LIGA MX,” Mikel Arriola, LIGA MX government president, said in a launch. “We all know that North America has a lot of followers, and over 30% on common of the viewers for our league’s video games comes from the United States, which speaks to the significance of getting nearer to our fanbase within the northern area of the continent. I’m certain that with Leagues Cup and Campeones Cup we are going to get pleasure from a great present.”