LOS ANGELES (Thursday, March 9, 2023) – The Leagues Cup 2023 Bracket Announcement today revealed the LA Galaxy’s group schedule for the inaugural edition of Leagues Cup 2023. In the Galaxy’s group (West 3), LA will square off against LIGA MX side Club León at Dignity Health Sports Park on Tuesday, July 25, before playing host to Vancouver Whitecaps FC at home on Saturday, July 29. Kickoff times and broadcast assignments will be announced at a future date.
LA Galaxy Season Ticket Members will be able to purchase single-game tickets via a presale today through Fan Account, starting at 2:00 p.m. PT. Single-game tickets to LA Galaxy Leagues Cup home matches will go on sale to the general public tomorrow, Friday, March 10, beginning at 10:00 a.m. PT on www.lagalaxy.com/tickets.
LA Galaxy fans can click here to secure their 2023 LA Galaxy Season Ticket Memberships or email email@example.com for more information. Fans can also call 1.877.3GALAXY (342.5299) and press 2 when prompted to secure Season Ticket Memberships. LA Galaxy Season Ticket Memberships include all LA Galaxy home games during the 2023 MLS regular season, including the historic match vs LAFC at the Rose Bowl on July 4, 2023. Additionally, 2023 LA Galaxy Season Ticket Memberships include two Leagues Cup group stage LA Galaxy matches and offer fans access to the best seats and rates, MLS Streaming Service on the Apple TV app, a flexible payment plan and exclusive events featuring LA Galaxy players and alumni.
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The inaugural edition of the official Concacaf competition will see all 47 clubs (18 from LIGA MX, 29 from MLS) compete in a World Cup-style tournament from July 21 – Aug. 19, 2023. The Group Stage kicks off on July 21 and runs through July 31, and will see rivalries born and renewed, as well as feature exciting rematches between LIGA MX and MLS clubs. Advancing teams will compete in the single-game elimination Knockout Rounds, beginning with the Round of 32 on Aug. 2-4 (16 matches), followed by the Round of 16 on August 6-8 (eight matches). The eight advancing teams will compete in the Quarterfinals from Aug. 11-12 (four matches) before the two Semifinal matches on Aug. 15.
The Leagues Cup 2023 Final and third-place game will be played on Saturday, Aug. 19 and determine the three clubs that will qualify for the 2024 Concacaf Champions League.
Fans in over 100 countries and regions will be able to watch Leagues Cup* on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app, which is available on Apple devices, smart TVs, streaming devices from Roku, Amazon, and Google, game consoles, and the web at tv.apple.com. In addition, TelevisaUnivision, FOX Sports, TSN and RDS will be the linear broadcast home for select Leagues Cup matches in the United States and Canada.
The complete Leagues Cup 2023 schedule can be found HERE.
Leagues Cup 2023 Bracket Announcement presented by Coors Light
Group Stage: As previously announced, the Leagues Cup 2023 groups can be viewed HERE.
The MLS Cup 2022 champion, the Los Angeles Football Club, has qualified directly into the Round of 32 of Leagues Cup 2023. Club de Fútbol Pachuca earned the bye as the LIGA MX champion with the most combined points accumulated across the Clausura and Apertura seasons in the 2022 calendar year.
Knockout Rounds: Pachuca will enter the Knockout Stage in the South region, in the opposite bracket from the MLS Cup champion, LAFC, which enters in the West region. Following the Group Stage, the advancing teams will join LAFC and Pachuca to compete in the single-game elimination Knockout Rounds, beginning with the Round of 32 on Aug. 2-4 (16 matches), followed by the Round of 16 on Aug. 6-8 (eight matches). The eight advancing teams will compete in the Quarterfinals on Aug. 11-12 (four matches) before the two Semifinal matches on Aug. 15.
Due to the odd number of teams this year, the second-place team in South Region Group 1 will enter the Leagues Cup 2023 bracket in the West Region due to that group having the lowest-performing team in the 2022 season (No. 2 club in the South region).
Knockout Round - Venues: In 2023, advancing MLS clubs will host knockout round matches against LIGA MX teams, and MLS venues will host all Leagues Cup knockout round matches. Round of 32 matches between two MLS clubs will be hosted by the group winner. Round of 32 matches between two LIGA MX clubs will be hosted at a regional venue designated by the Organizing Committee.
Starting with the Round of 16, matches between two MLS clubs will be hosted by the club with the better 2022 regular season performance. Matches between two LIGA MX clubs will be hosted at a venue designated by the Organizing Committee.
The pool of regional venues for matches between two LIGA MX clubs during the knockout round are as follows:
- West: BMO Stadium(Los Angeles, CA), Dignity Health Sports Park (Carson, CA), America First Field (Salt Lake City, UT), PayPal Park (San Jose, CA)
- Central: SeatGeek Stadium (Bridgeview, IL), Toyota Stadium (Frisco, TX), DICK’S Sporting Goods Park (Commerce City, CO), Shell Energy Stadium (Houston, TX)
- * South: Q2 Stadium (Austin, TX), Toyota Stadium (Frisco, TX), Exploria Stadium (Orlando, FL) East: **Red Bull Arena (Harrison, NJ), Subaru Park (Chester, PA), Audi Field (Washington, D.C.)
Knockout Round match locations and kickoff times will be announced at the conclusion of the Group Stage.