Campeones Cup

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Campeones Cup
Campeones Cup logo.svg
Founded2018
RegionNAFU (Canada, Mexico, United States)
Number of teams2
Current champion(s)United States Atlanta United FC
(1st title)
Most successful club(s)Mexico UANL
United States Atlanta United FC
(1 title each)
Television broadcastersUnited States
ESPN (English)
Univision (Spanish)
Canada
TLN (English)
TSN (English)
TVA Sports (French)
Mexico
Televisa (Spanish)
TUDN (Spanish)
WebsiteOfficial website
2020 Campeones Cup

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

Format[edit]

The Campeones Cup is contested by the winner of the MLS Cup, held annually in November, previously 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 competition is hosted by the Major League Soccer team, based in either Canada or the United States, at the end of the summer.[1] Its format is similar to that of the Japanese–South American Suruga Bank Championship, which is always hosted by the Japanese team.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The competition 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 an all-star team from Liga MX. 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] Atlanta United FC became the first MLS team to win, after defeating Club América 3–2 in 2019.[4]

Editions[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 3–2 América Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. 40,128
2020 Seattle Sounders FC TBD CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Performances[edit]

By club[edit]

Team Won Runner-up Years won Years runner-up
United States Atlanta United FC 1 0 2019
Mexico UANL 1 0 2018
Mexico América 0 1 2019
Canada Toronto FC 0 1 2018
United States Seattle Sounders FC

By nation[edit]

Nation Times won Times runner-up Winning clubs Runners-up
 Mexico 1 1 UANL (1) América (1)
 United States 1 0 Atlanta United FC (1)
 Canada 0 1 Toronto FC (1)

See also[edit]

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.
  4. ^ "Warshaw: Atlanta United bring the swagger, take home Campeones Cup" (Press release). Major League Soccer. 14 August 2019. Retrieved 27 August 2019.