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Leagues Cup

Rayados are out to make history in the United States. That’s their mission heading into 2020 Leagues Cup, plain and simple.

The Monterrey-based club was recently confirmed as the first Liga MX team to qualify for this year’s edition of the tournament, which will have eight representatives each from México and Major League Soccer.

Antonio Mohamed’s men booked their spot in the competition after crowning themselves champions of the 2019 Liga MX Torneo Apertura.

For U.S.-born Jonathan González, Leagues Cup has a special appeal that makes it a truly attractive challenge.

“It’s beneficial to play outside of the country. This is a very good opportunity for us to show what we’re made of. We’re hoping to reflect that Mexico is first rate and is growing. We’re here to win trophies for this club and its people”, the 20-year-old midfielder said.

Rayados are used to winning championships, which, according to Alfonso Gonzalez, all but forces them to head into Leagues Cup with the sole purpose of taking home the trophy.

“MLS is a league that’s growing. This competition is good for us, the teams are on another level. You have to go head to head with these teams, our squad has enough depth to do that.

“Rayados are a team that’s always on the big stage: for the team and its history, I’d like to be a part of Rayados for the long haul.”