Popular U.S., Mexican clubs to face off this summer one year before launch of newly expanded 2023 Leagues Cup; Tickets go on sale April 19.
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Major League Soccer (MLS) and LIGA MX, together with SoFi Stadium, today announced that the country’s newest sports and entertainment megacomplex and 2022 Super Bowl host will welcome fans of the world’s most popular sport to its first-ever soccer event this summer, an unprecedented Leagues Cup Showcase featuring four of the continent’s most popular clubs – Los Angeles Football Club, LA Galaxy, Club Deportivo Guadalajara and Club América.
On Wednesday, August 3, the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. will host the four clubs in a doubleheader. The matchups will be:
- LA Galaxy vs. Club Deportivo Guadalajara
- Los Angeles Football Club vs. Club América
The LA Galaxy and Chivas will meet for the first time in 15 years. In the previous three matches, Galaxy won in a 1999 friendly at the Rose Bowl and in penalty kicks at the Concacaf Cup of Champions in 1997 in Chicago. In their last match 15 years ago, Chivas defeated the Galaxy 2-1 in the LA Memorial Coliseum during SuperLiga 2007. Current LA Galaxy star Javier “Chicharito” Hernández began his career with Chivas, and this match up would be the first time Hernández would face his former club since 2010.
The matchup between LAFC and Club América will be only the second time they meet, and the first since LAFC eliminated the LIGA MX club from the 2020 Concacaf Champions League semifinals.
Leagues Cup Showcase will be a taste of what’s to come in 2023 when all 47 MLS and Liga MX clubs will participate in the Leagues Cup next summer, with the tournament champion earning automatic qualification for the Concacaf Champions League round of 16. In addition, clubs finishing second and third in Leagues Cup starting in 2023 will qualify for the Opening Round of the CCL.
Leagues Cup Showcase is sponsored by BODYARMOR and will be broadcast Univision and ESPN networks and digital platforms in the United States, and Televisa and TUDN platforms in Mexico.
Fans will have the opportunity to experience this historic doubleheader in club specific supporter sections. LA Galaxy and LAFC season tickets holders will have the opportunity to purchase tickets through an exclusive presale.
Tickets will be made available to the public on Tuesday, April 19 at 10:00 am. PT via Ticketmaster.
OFFICIAL: The historic rivalry 🇺🇲🆚🇲🇽 returns to action with #LeaguesCup 2022 Showcase with a clash of giants from @MLS and @LigaBBVAMX! 🔥@LAGalaxy 🆚 @ChivasEN_@LAFC 🆚 @ClubAmerica_EN
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— Leagues Cup (@LeaguesCup) April 14, 2022