Launched in 2018, Campeones Cup is an annual clash between the champions of Major League Soccer and Liga MX.
The 2021 edition of Campeones Cup will be hosted by Columbus Crew SC at Lower.com Field, which is set to be inaugurated later this year. The reigning MLS Cup champions will face-off against the Campeón de Campeones winner, Cruz Azul.
Campeones Cup is a foundational element of the landmark partnership between MLS and LMX — the two top soccer leagues in North America. Along with Leagues Cup, it is one of several on-field competitive events developed to showcase and heighten the rivalry between the leagues. At the same time, Campeones Cup is a centerpiece for collaborative efforts off the field, including a special focus on social responsibility to drive positive change.
The two previous editions of Campeones Cup have been split, with MLS and LIGA MX claiming one title each, after Tigres UANL conquered Toronto FC in the inaugural 2018 edition, and Atlanta United defeated Club América 3-2 in the exciting 2019 match, played in front of over 40,000 fans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.