Inaugural match to be played this Wednesday, Sept. 19 at BMO Field in Toronto
NEW YORK AND MEXICO CITY (September 18, 2018) – The 2018 Campeones Cup Match Officials, as well as the event’s competition guidelines were announced today, in anticipation of the inaugural battle between the reigning Liga MX and MLS champions -- Tigres UANL and Toronto FC -- this Wednesday, September 18, at 8:15 p.m. ET at BMO Field in Toronto. The match will air on Univision, UDN and ESPN2 in the United States, and on TSN1 and TVA Sports 2 in Canada.
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MLS and Liga MX have collaborated with the region’s confederation, Concacaf, to appoint a world-class officiating crew from Costa Rica with experiences extending to the highest levels of the global game. Joining Referee Ricardo Montero and Assistant Referees Juan Carlos Mora and Octavio Jara will be Henry Bejarano as the fourth official.
Referee: Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica)
AR1: Juan Carlos Mora (Costa Rica)
AR2: Octavio Jara (Costa Rica)
4th official: Henry Bejarano (Costa Rica)
Each league’s club has submitted a roster based on its respective leagues’ regulations regarding player eligibility. The unique partnership will also be reflected on the sideline, as Liga MX and MLS will each provide a match commissioner for the match, and who will work together on any pertinent matters. The appointed match commissioners for the game will be Alfonso Mondelo (MLS) and Hector Canchola (Liga MX).
To find the complete 2018 Campeones Cup Competition Guidelines, click here
A post-game ceremony, awarding the recently-unveiled Campeones Cup Trophy, will immediately follow the conclusion of the match.
The Campeones Cup is a yearly event that is part of a larger, multi-year collaboration between MLS and Liga MX. The event is designed to bring fans from the U.S., Mexico and Canada together in a show of unity, while also fueling a rivalry between two of the world’s most competitive soccer leagues.
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For more information on this year’s Campeones Cup, click www.CampeonesCup.com.
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About LIGA Bancomer MX
LIGA Bancomer MX is Mexican soccer’s first division, comprised of 18 clubs throughout the country and headquartered in a new sporting complex in Toluca, México. Visit www.ligamx.net for more information.