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Campeones Cup

NEW YORK CITY AND MEXICO CITY (September 22, 2021) – Preliminary rosters for the 2021 Campeones Cup – the annual clash between the reigning MLS and Liga MX Champions – have been announced. The Columbus Crew will host Cruz Azul on Wednesday, September 29 at the Crew’s brand-new stadium, Lower.com Field (8:00 p.m. ET on Univision, TUDN and ESPN2 in the U.S., TSN and TVA Sports in Canada, and Canal 5 in Mexico) in Columbus, OH, to decide which league takes the title.

Tickets for Campeones Cup are available via Ticketmaster.com and at this link. Fans are encouraged to visit www.CampeonesCup.com to sign-up for the latest information and to be part of an exclusive presale opportunity.

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, launched in 2018. The partnership is rooted not only in the on-field rivalry, designed to strengthen the sport in the region, but by a true spirit of collaboration off it, with a focus on sharing best practices and on being a force for positive change in the local communities of both leagues.

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.

PRELIMINARY ROSTERS

Columbus Crew:

Goalkeepers: Eloy Room, Eric Dick, Evan Bush

Defenders: Josh Williams, Jonathan Mensah, Vito Wormgoor, Waylon Francis, Marlon Hairston, Milton Valenzuela, Grant Lillard, Harrison Afful, Saad Abdul-Salaam, Aboubacar Keita, Steven Moreira

Midfielders: Perry Kitchen, Darlington Nagbe, Pedro Santos, Artur, Kevin Molino, Lucas Zelarayan, Luis Diaz, Isaiah Parente, Liam Fraser, Alexandru Matan, Aidan Morris, Derrick Etienne Jr.

Forwards: Gyasi Zardes, Miguel Berry, Erik Hurtado, Bradley Wright-Phillips

Head coach: Caleb Porter

Cruz Azul:

Goalkeepers: Jesús Corona, Andres Gudiño, Sebastian Jurado, Alfredo Cabañas

Defenders: Josue Reyes, Jaiber Jimenez, Julio Dominguez, Alexis Peña, Luis Romo, Joaquin Martinez, Adrian Aldrete, Pablo Aguilar, Juan Escobar

Midfielders: Luis Mendoza, Romulo Otero, Jose Rivero, Yoshimar Yotun, Alexis Gutierrez, Rafael Baca, Roberto Alvarado, Guillermo Fernandez, Orbelin Pineda, Cristian Jimenez, Cristopher Benitez

Forwards: Bryan Angulo, Jonathan Rodríguez, Santiago Gimenez, Walter Montoya, Emmanuel Gutierrez, Lucas Passerini

Head coach: Juan Reynoso