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Leagues Cup 2024

July 26-August 25

Every MLS and LIGA MX club will compete in Leagues Cup this summer: an annual, month-long World Cup-style tournament. In the group stage, Whitecaps FC will play LAFC from MLS before facing Club Tijuana from LIGA MX in the Round of 32 on August 3 at BC Place.

  • LAFC vs. Whitecaps FC - Tuesday, July 30 (BMO Stadium)
  • Whitecaps FC vs. Club Tijuana - Saturday, August 3 (BC Place) - Included in season ticket membership

Group Stage Matches

Leagues Cup Format



  • 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 two regions: East and West
  • 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

Point System

  • No ties in Leagues Cup 2024
  • 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 two matches in group stage
  • The top two teams from each group will advance, based on group points
  • 2023 MLS Cup Champion skips the group stage and starts at Round of 32
  • 2023 Liga MX Champion, Club America,  will skip the group stage and start at Round of 32

Group Stage Assignments

All participating clubs – except the two Leagues’ champions - are divided into three tiers based on the Leagues Cup Ranking (1-15, 16-30, 31-45), forming 15 groups of three clubs each, one club from each tier, prioritizing geographical and competitive balance among the 45 clubs. Similar to last year, both LIGA MX and MLS Cup champions, Club America and Columbus Crew respectively, receive an automatic bye to the 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 Sunday, August 25 (both clubs qualify for Concacaf Champions League; Leagues Cup winner skips directly to Concacaf Champions League Round of 16)