Starting in 2023, every Major League Soccer
and Liga MX
team will halt their campaigns mid-season (July) to take part in the annual Leagues Cup
, a month-long FIFA World Cup™-style tournament between the two leagues. Endorsed by CONCACAF
and now part of their tournament lineup, the Leagues Cup looks to be far more a certainty than the Super League (and not near as detrimental to the sport, either).
The understanding is that the quick change is meant to raise the awareness and interest level in the sport across both countries ahead of the joint FIFA World Cup™ they’ll be hosting in 2026.
Remember, this is in addition to each league’s regular season, the CONCACAF Champions League, and the US Open cup. That’s a lot of soccer here in North America.