Campeones Cup

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Campeones Cup
Campeones Cup logo.svg
Founded2018
RegionNAFU (Canada, Mexico, United States)
Number of teams2
Current champion(s)Mexico UANL (1st title)
Most successful club(s)Mexico UANL (1 title)
Television broadcastersUnited States
ESPN (English)
Univision (Spanish)
Canada
TLN (English)
TSN (English)
TVA Sports (French)
Mexico
Televisa
WebsiteOfficial website
2018 Campeones Cup

The Campeones Cup is an annual North American soccer tournament contested between the champions of the previous Major League Soccer season and the winner of the Campeón de Campeones from Liga MX. The tournament was established by the two leagues in 2018 and is hosted in September.

Format[edit]

The Campeones Cup is contested by the winner of the MLS Cup, held annually in December to decide the winner of the Major League Soccer season, and the Campeón de Campeones, held annually in July between the winners of the Apertura and Clausura tournaments in Liga MX. The tournament will be hosted by the Major League Soccer team, based in either Canada or the United States.[1] Its format is similar to the Japanese–South American Suruga Bank Championship, which is always hosted by the Japanese team.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The tournament was announced on 13 March 2018, as part of an inter-league partnership that would also organize youth competitions and a future MLS All-Star Game featuring the Liga MX All-Stars. The two leagues had previously fielded teams in the SuperLiga, which ran from 2007 to 2010, and currently compete in the CONCACAF Champions League.[2] The inter-league partnership was spurred in part by the joint North American bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup and a desire to improve the level of play in CONCACAF.[3] The inaugural edition was hosted by Toronto FC at BMO Field in Toronto on 19 September 2018 and won by Tigres UANL.[2]

Matches[edit]

Year MLS team Result Liga MX team Venue Attendance
2018 Toronto FC 1–3 UANL BMO Field, Toronto, Canada 14,823
2019 Atlanta United FC TBD Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. TBD

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Major League Soccer and Liga MX Fuel Rivalry with New Partnership" (Press release). Major League Soccer. 13 March 2018. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b Peterson, Anne M. (13 March 2018). "Toronto FC to host first Campeones Cup as MLS, Mexico's Liga MX form partnership". Toronto Star. Associated Press. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  3. ^ Marshall, Tom (13 March 2018). "Campeones Cup latest venture to unite Liga MX with Major League Soccer". ESPN. Retrieved 13 March 2018.