Battling for Third Place in Leagues Cup 2023: Philadelphia Union vs CF Monterrey



  • DATE: August 19
  • STADIUM: Subaru Park
  • TIME: 6:00 pm ET / 4:00 pm CDMX
  • HOW TO WATCH: Apple TV - MLS Season Pass

Last Tuesday, the stage was set for the grand final of the Leagues Cup following the conclusion of the two semifinals. It will be a showdown scheduled between Inter Miami and Nashville SC. These are the clubs that triumphed over Philadelphia Union and Monterrey, respectively.

These last two clubs will face each other for the third place on Saturday, August 19, aiming to secure a spot on the tournament's podium.

Philadelphia Union struggled against the offensive machinery of Inter Miami CF led by Lionel Messi, who scored the farthest goal of his career.

On the other hand, despite their efforts, Rayados couldn't find the needed goal to equalize the match and take it to penalties. They ended up falling 2-0 with a goal from Picault in the 96th minute.

If the MLS team wins the match, they will secure a spot in the 2024 CONCACAF Champions Cup. However, if CF Monterrey clinches the bronze medal, Club León will earn a place in the competition, as Rayados already have their spot reserved for the upcoming CCC 2024.