Leagues Cup 2019 official rosters released ahead of tournament launch

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. 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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