The lists of 23-man rosters have been released ahead of the launch of the first-annual Leagues Cup on Tuesday, July 23. 


The clubs involved in quarterfinal action have officially submitted their squads for the competition pitting MLS and Liga MX clubs in head-to-head competition. The quarterfinal matchups follow below:


  • July 23: Chicago Fire vs. Cruz Azul (8:30ET on ESPN+, TUDN, TSN GO) 
  • July 23: LA Galaxy vs. Club Tijuana (11ET on ESPN. TUDN, TSN1/4)
  • July 24: Houston Dynamo vs. Club America (8:30ET on ESPN+, TUDN, TSN GO)
  • July 24: Real Salt Lake vs. Tigres UANL (10:30ET on ESPN+, TUDN, TSN GO)


The Mexican club rosters feature several names that will be familiar to MLS fans: Club America's Giovani dos Santos, RSL homegrowns Lalo Fernandez and Carlos Salcedo at Tigres, Cruz Azul's duo of ex-MLS midfielders Rafael Baca and Yoshi Yotun and former MLS forwards Miller Bolaños, Camilo Sanvezzo and Erick "El Cubo" Torres feature for former FC Dallas manager Oscar Pareja at Club Tijuana. 



Leagues Cup 2019 official rosters released ahead of tournament launch - CHI

Chicago Fire


Goalkeepers (3): Kenneth Kronholm, David Ousted, Richard Sanchez


Defenders (9): Jonathan Bornstein, Francisco Calvo, Diego Campos, Marcelo Ferreira, Jeremiah Gutjahr, Johan Kappelhof, Grant Lillard, Andre Reynolds, Bastian Schweinsteiger


Midfielders (9): Brandt Bronico, Przemyslaw Frankowski, Nicolas Gaitan, Fabian Herbers, Aleksandar Katai, Cristian Martinez, Dax McCarty, Djordje Mihailovic, Amando Moreno


Forwards (2): Nemanja Nikolic, CJ Sapong


Head Coach: Veljko Paunovic



Leagues Cup 2019 official rosters released ahead of tournament launch - AME

Club América


Goalkeepers (3): Oscar Jimenez, Agustin Marchesin, Luis Zamudio


Defenders (6): Paul Aguilar, Emanuel Aguilera, Haret Ortega, Jorge Sanchez, Carlos Vargas, Bruno Valdez


Midfielders (10): Nicolas Benedetti, Sebastian Cordova, Fernando Gonzalez, Andres Ibarguen, Renato Ibarra, Antonio Lopez, Leonel Lopez, Jeremy Menez, Guido Rodriguez, Mateus Uribe


Forwards (4): Nicolas Castillo, Giovani dos Santos, Henry Martin, Roger Martinez


Head Coach: Miguel Herrera



Leagues Cup 2019 official rosters released ahead of tournament launch - CZA

Cruz Azul


Goalkeepers (3): Guillermo Allison, Jose de Jesus Corona, Andres Gudiño


Defenders (6): Pablo Aguilar, Adrian Aldrete, Julio Cesar Dominguez, Juan Escobar, Igor Lichnovsky, Jose Madueña


Midfielders (8): Rafael Baca, Misael Dominguez, Guillermo Fernandez, Jorge Garcia, Alexis Gutierrez, Elias Hernandez, Orbelin Pineda, Yoshimar Yotun


Forwards (6): Roberto Alvarado, Martin Cauteruccio, Milton Caraglio, Santiago Gimenez, Edgar Mendez, Jonathan Rodriguez


Head Coach: Pedro Caixinha



Leagues Cup 2019 official rosters released ahead of tournament launch - HOU

Houston Dynamo


Goalkeepers (3): Tyler Deric, Michael Nelson, Joe Willis


Defenders (8): Kyle Adams, DaMarcus Beasley, Chris Duvall, Alejandro Fuenmayor, Kevin Garcia, Sam Junqua, Adam Lundkvist, Erik McCue


Midfielders (5): Eric Bird, Juan David Cabezas, Darwin Ceren, Boniek Garcia, Isidro Martinez


Forwards (7): Alberth Elis, Marlon Hairston, Romell Quioto, Ronaldo Peña, Memo Rodriguez, Michael Salazar, Carlos Small


Head Coach: Wilmer Cabrera



Leagues Cup 2019 official rosters released ahead of tournament launch - LA

LA Galaxy


Goalkeepers (3): David Bingham, Matt Lampson, Justin Vom Steeg


Defenders (8): Julian Araujo, Nick DePuy, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Tomas Hilliard-Arce, Diego Polenta, David Romney, Jorgen Skjelvik, Diedie Traore


Midfielders (9): Efrain Alvarez, Favio Alvarez, Uriel Antuna, Emmanuel Boateng, Servando Carrasco, Joe Corona, Emil Cuello, Jonathan Dos Santos, Kai Koreniuk


Forwards (3): Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Don Tchilao, Ethan Zubak


Head Coach: Guillermo Barros Schelotto



Leagues Cup 2019 official rosters released ahead of tournament launch - RSL

Real Salt Lake


Goalkeepers (2): Andrew Putna, Nick Rimando


Defenders (6): Justen Glad, Aaron Herrera, Erik Holt, Noah Powder, Marcelo Silva, Donny Toia


Midfielders (8): Kyle Beckerman, Nick Besler, Damir Kreilach, Everton Luiz, Luke Mulholland, Justin Portillo, Albert Rusnak, Tate Schmitt


Forwards (7): Luis Arriaga, Corey Baird, Brooks Lennon, Joao Plata, Sebastian Saucedo, Jefferson Savarino, Julian Vazquez


Head Coach: Mike Petke



Leagues Cup 2019 official rosters released ahead of tournament launch - TIG

Tigres UANL


Goalkeepers (3): Eduardo Fernandez, Nahuel Guzman, Miguel Ortega


Defenders (7): Hugo Ayala, Jair Diaz, Aldo Mota, Luis Rodriguez, Carlos Salcedo, Juan Jose Sanchez, Jorge Torres


Midfielders (10): Javier Aquino, Rafael Carioca, Jurgen Damm, Jesus Dueñas, Luis Garcia, Jesus Garza, Guido Pizarro, Luis Quiñones, Damian Torres, Lucas Zelarayan


Forwards (3): Andre-Pierre Gignac, Enner Valencia, Eduardo Vargas


Head Coach: Tuca Ferretti



Leagues Cup 2019 official rosters released ahead of tournament launch - TIJ

Club Tijuana


Goalkeepers (3): Carlos Higuera, Gibran Lajud, Luis Michel


Defenders (6): Diego Braghieri, Luis Fuentes, Omar Mendoza, Jordan Silva, Victor Torres, Julian Velazquez


Midfielders (8): Fernando Arce, Kevin Balanta, Washington Camacho, Luis Gamiz, Leonel Miranda, Antonio Nava, Jose Ignacio Rivero, Jorge Rojas


Forwards (6): Miller Bolaños, Ivan Lopez, Camilo Sanvezzo, Ariel Nahuelpan, Angel Sepulveda, Erick Torres


Head Coach: Oscar Pareja