The imposing figure of the new Leagues Cup trophy was unveiled for the first time on September 5, 2019 just days before the inaugural final between Tigres UANL and Cruz Azul, played at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.
The unique design captures the spirit of a tournament that embodies the unity across North America's soccer powers and the ferocious sporting rivalry between two leagues and three countries.
The Leagues Cup trophy, featuring stars, maple leaves and pre-Hispanic motifs (symbols representing the United States, Canada and Mexico respectively) – expresses the duality between Major League Soccer (MLS) and LIGA MX, united in a single expression.
Designed by both leagues and produced by Mexican artisans, the modern and dynamic trophy is forged and engraved by hand and is made of silver.
The trophy weighs in at 22 pounds and measures approximately 16.5 inches in height with a diameter of 16.1 inches. The original, perpetual trophy is held by the winning league during the 12 months after its win, while a replica is created for each champion to permanently store in their trophy case.
The trophy is the essence of the visual identity of the tournament: two equal and mirrored halves, adorned with engraving symbolizing the three countries involved in the competition. The name of the winning club is engraved on the trophy and each league’s logo is positioned centrally on the artwork.