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Leagues Cup

  • The first ever Leagues Cup game was played on July 23, 2019 between Chicago Fire and Cruz Azul.
  • 19 goals have been scored so far in the Leagues Cup.
  • The highest scorer is Andrés Ibargüen, with two goals for América.
  • The competition’s first-ever goal was scored by Roberto Alvarado for Cruz Azul.
  • Emmanuel Boateng (LA Galaxy) was the first player to score for an MLS team.
  • Liga MX teams have scored a total of 15 goals, compared with 4 goals for MLS teams.
  • Three of the 7 matches were won in penalty shootouts -- LA Galaxy beat Xolos, Houston Dynamo beat America and Tigres beat America.
  • Nahuel Guzmán and Jesús Corona are the only two goalkeepers to have recorded a clean sheet in the tournament.
  • Jesús Corona was the first-ever captain to lift the Leagues Cup trophy.
  • Players from eight different countries have scored in the Leagues Cup (USA, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Ghana, Uruguay, Argentina, and Colombia).
  • Five goals have been scored by Mexican players, and three by players from the US.
  • Tigres are the only team to play in every edition of the Leagues Cup.
  • 11 of the 14 Tigres players that played the final in 2019 are still with the club.
  • Each one of this year’s MLS clubs have a player that used to play in Liga MX: Orlando’s Pedro Gallese (Veracruz), Sounders’ Raul Ruidiaz (Morelia), Kansas City’s Alan Pulido (Tigres, Chivas), and NYCFC’s Maxi Moralez (León).
  • Matt Lampson (Galaxy) was the first goalkeeper to stop a penalty kick on the tournament.
  • The first edition of the tournament was attended by 60,085 fans -- 20,132 attended the final between Tigres and Cruz Azul.
  • The win for Cruz Azul was their seventh international title, following six CONCACAF Champions League titles.