MLS, Liga MX unveil Campeones Cup; first edition to be played in September

Major League Soccer and Liga MX announced the launch of an annual Campeones Cup match pitting the champions of the respective leagues.

The first edition of the Campeones Cup, designed to build on the growing rivalry between MLS and Liga MX clubs in the CONCACAF Champions League, will take place on September 19 at BMO Field.

The 2017 MLS Cup champions Toronto FC will host the winner of a match in mid-July between Liga MX 2017 Apertura champion Tigres UANL and the winner of the 2018 Clausura season, which is currently in progress.

“Major League Soccer is proud to come together with Liga MX for this unprecedented partnership,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber said in a statement.

“Together, we have a vision to elevate the popularity of our game to even higher levels in North America. We are excited to have the MLS champion take on Liga MX’s top club in the Campeones Cup this year and build further programs in the years to come.”