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Campeones Cup

Tickets for a clash of the MLS and LIGA MX champions are on sale today, August 10.


NEW YORK CITY AND MEXICO CITY (August 9, 2021) – Major League Soccer (MLS) and LIGA MX, together with the Columbus Crew, announce that tickets for Campeones Cup, an annual match between of the two leagues’ champions, is scheduled for Wednesday, September 29. MLS Cup champion Columbus Crew will face Cruz Azul, LIGA MX’s Campeón de Campeones, at the brand new Field in Columbus. Tickets will go on sale today, Tuesday, August 10, at 10 a.m. ET, via

Columbus Crew has won two MLS Cups (2008, 2020), three Supporters’ Shields (2004, 2008, 2009) and one Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (2002) and has among its lineup some of the best players in MLS: Argentine midfielder Lucas Zelarayan, three-time MLS Cup winner Darlington Nagbe, and U.S. Men’s National Team forward and two-time MLS Cup winner Gyasi Zardes.

Cruz Azul will represent LIGA MX in Campeones Cup after a spectacular first half of 2021 in which it won its coveted ninth title in the history of the LIGA BBVA MX. Among its roster are scoring champion Uruguayan Jonathan Rodríguez, Jesús Corona and Luis Romo, named best goalkeeper and best defensive midfielder in LIGA MX, respectively.

Campeones Cup, together with Leagues Cup, are part of a larger partnership between the two most important soccer leagues in North America, MLS and LIGA MX, which was launched in 2018. The partnership is rooted not only in an on-pitch rivalry, it also designed to strengthen the sport in both regions, bolstered by a true spirit of collaboration, with a focus on sharing best practices and on being a force for positive change in the local communities of both leagues.

The two previous editions of Campeones Cup have seen MLS and LIGA MX claiming one title each, after Tigres UANL beat Toronto FC in the inaugural 2018 edition, and Atlanta United defeated Club América 3-2 in what was an exciting match in 2019, played in front of over 40,000 fans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Campeones Cup will be the first-ever international sporting event to be played at Field, which was opened in early July, in a city that has hosted some of the most iconic and important matches between the national teams of the USA in Mexico matches in the history of the two countries’ rivalry. 

Campeones Cup concludes up five weeks of MLS vs. Liga MX matchups, set to take places across August and September, including the Leagues Cup, which starts August 10 and the MLS All-Star Game presented by Target on August 25 that will pit the MLS All-Stars against Liga MX All-Stars.

Campeones Cup is sponsored by BODYARMOR, Procter & Gamble and Diageo and will be broadcast across the region on Univision, TUDN and ESPN2 in the U.S., TSN and TVA Sports in Canada, and Canal 5 in Mexico.

Campeones Cup History

2021     Columbus Crew vs. Cruz Azul Field, Columbus, OH

2019     Atlanta United 3, Club América 2 Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA

2018     Tigres UANL 3, Toronto FC 1 BMO Field, Toronto, Canada