Major League Soccer (MLS) and LIGA MX have announced the inaugural edition of the historic and highly-anticipated Leagues Cup 2023.
Beginning in 2023, MLS and LIGA MX will pause their respective league seasons each summer, and all 47 first-division clubs in Canada, Mexico, and the United States will compete in the World Cup-style tournament.
This announcement sets the stage for the annual, month-long competition that will crown the winner between MLS and LIGA MX.
The champion, as well as the second and third-place finishers, will qualify for the Concacaf Champions League and have an opportunity to earn a spot in the FIFA Club World Cup.
Leagues Cup 2023 will begin on Friday, July 21 with the final taking place on Saturday, August 19. The tournament will be played across the U.S. and Canada.
The inaugural Leagues Cup will consist of 77 matches.
— x – Austin FC (@AustinFC) October 6, 2022