Leagues Cup 2023

In a monumental new chapter for North American soccer, all 47 MLS and LIGA MX will pause their respective league seasons each summer and all 47 first division clubs in Canada, Mexico and the United States will compete in the World Cup-style tournament sanctioned by Concacaf.

From July 21 to August 19 the tournament consists of 77 games hosted at MLS stadiums throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Rapids will take on an MLS side Nashville SC and Liga MX team Deportivo Toluca FC in the group stage.

Leagues Cup Matches
Leagues Cup Matches


  • The tournament is an official Concacaf competition.
  • All club MLS and LIGA MX clubs will participate.
  • It's a World Cup style tournament with a group stage followed by knockout rounds.
  • The pool is divided into four regions: East, West, South, Central
  • The tournament consists of 77 games hosted at MLS stadiums throughout the U.S. and Canada.
  • LIGA MX v. LIGA MX matches will be played at MLS venues depending on region.

No ties

  • No ties in Leagues Cup 2023
  • Each team receives 1 point if the game is tied after 90 minutes.
  • The winner of the subsequent penalty shootout will earn an additional point.
  • Regulation wins count as three points.

Group Stage

  • Each club will play a minimum of two matches in group stage
  • The top two teams from each group will advance, based on group points
  • Tiebreakers and full competition guidelines will be published in the coming months
  • 2022 MLS Cup Champion skips the group stage and starts at Round of 32
  • Of the two LIGA MX recent champions in Clausura 2022 and Apertura 2022, the club with the most combined points accumulated across both tournaments in the 2022 calendar year will skip the group stage and start at Round of 32

Knockout Rounds

  • Single game elimination
  • Round of 32: 16 matches
  • Round of 16: 8 matches
  • Quarterfinals: 4 matches
  • Semifinals
  • Third place match (winner qualifies for Concacaf Champions League)
  • Final on on Saturday, August 19 (both clubs qualify for Concacaf Champions League; Leagues Cup winner skips directly to Concacaf Champions League Round of 16)
Leagues Cup Bracket Challenge

Leagues Cup Bracket Challenge

Rivalries are heating up both on the field and off - make your picks in the Leagues Cup Bracket Challenge presented by Coors Light.

Stream Leagues Cup on MLS Season Pass

Stream Leagues Cup on MLS Season Pass

Don't miss a minute of the action--all Leagues Cup matches will be presented live to fans around the world, except Mexico, on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.