MLS and Mexico's Liga MX will hold the first Campeones Cup, pitting the champions of the two leagues against each other, in 2018.
Reigning MLS champion Toronto FC will host the first Campeones Cup on Sept. 19 at BMO Field. It face the winner of the Campeon de Campeones match played in mid-July. That match will feature Mexico's two tournament champions: Apertura (Tigres) and Clausura (to be played in May 2018).
As part of the new MLS-Liga MX partnership, the leagues agreed on a commitment for a future MLS All-Star Game to feature all-star teams from the two leagues, a concept that has been discussed for several years.
Liga MX U-20 teams will continue to serve as opponents for the MLS Homegrown all-stars in the MLS Homegrown Game held during MLS All-Star Week.
“Major League Soccer is proud to come together with Liga MX for this unprecedented partnership,” said MLS commissioner Don Garber. “Together, we have a vision to elevate the popularity of our game to even higher levels in North America. We are excited to have the MLS champion take on Liga MX’s top club in the Campeones Cup this year and build further programs in the years to come.”