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Why did the Concacaf create the new Leagues Cup

Liga MX and MLS announced a summer tournament with the participation of all the clubs of both leagues. This, in theory, would bring great economic benefits.

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Concacaf made an historic announcement, of the ner League Cup that will be starting in 2023, with both Liga MX and MLS that will maximize their collaboration agreement in a way never seen before. And it is that, with the endorsement of the confederation compared to what happened in Europe with the Super League, they will play a binational summer tournament.

The 47 clubs that are part of both tournaments in both Mexico and the United States will meet and pause the activity in both countries to cross paths. This is how the Leagues Cup will be left behind, which contemplated the four best teams in both leagues and who faced each other in the border country to now grow and aspire to know which one has superiority in the middle of a common debate on the sporting level, beyond the economic issue that was already known who had the power.

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Leagues Cup: What will the format of this new competition be like?

The Leagues Cup will have a new format, as it will bring together all the teams from both leagues in a competition that will have as its main objective, not only to add a new trophy to their showcases, but also to ensure the classification to the Concachampions, since the winner will obtain the income the eighths and the second and third will directly enter the first round.

League Cup: What benefits would this new competition bring?

This tournament will mean more money for the clubs, as they will play more matches and against rivals in the neighbor country. This way, the MLS will expand into México as the Liga MX will too into the US.

League Cup: League Cup: The first problem has already came

Although clearly the extension of this tournament will bring more attention and can probably help more than one footballer to make a leap in quality, little was said about the time factor. The idea is that this tournament is played for a month without interruption, in which both the First Division of Mexico and the United States will be paused.

With this new tournament on the calendar, what will happen to the players who have to travel with their national teams? It is that the addition of a new competition may be good for the economy of both leagues, but it will not be so good for the well-being of the players, who will have more and more rest.

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Alexis Almosnino

Digital Sports Journalist received at the university Tea & Deportea in 2016. Specialized in graphic media.+ info

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