/ 32 days ago

Leagues Cup doesn't fit CONCACAF ecosystem: How to fix it

The 2023 Leagues Cup was a new era for the competition. No longer simply a series of glorified friendlies, it is now a full-fledged piece of the CONCACAF club puzzle, offering spots in the newly re-christened Champions Cup for 2024. But despite some fun moments (and the perfectly-timed arrival of arguably the world's biggest star), […]

Leagues Cup

/ 34 days ago

MLS commissioner doubles down on no Leagues Cup in Mexico

MLS commissioner Don Garber reaffirmed his belief that the Leagues Cup should only feature in the United States, not in Mexico. However, he did not cite the new stadiums in the country or the fact that more American teams are in the competition. Instead, his principal reason for keeping the tournament in the USA is […]

Inter Miami CF

/ 35 days ago

Messi may need rest after Leagues Cup run, says coach

Inter Miami head coach Tata Martino has confirmed that Lionel Messi will need rest in the near future of his MLS career. The Argentine superstar played in all seven of the club's Leagues Cup fixtures since signing in July. After being introduced as a second-half substitute in the opening game, Messi then started the remaining […]

Inter Miami CF

/ 37 days ago

Messi delivers first Inter Miami trophy in Leagues Cup Final win

Lionel Messi and Inter Miami defeated Nashville SC with penalties to win the Leagues Cup Final on Saturday night. The Argentine scored a stunner, but Miami could not hold off the pushback from Nashville. Even though Fafa Picault sent the game to penalties with a second-half goal, Miami persevered. The shootout reached the 11th round, […]

Inter Miami CF

/ 40 days ago

Outrageous Leagues Cup final ticket prices are bad look for MLS

Inter Miami's qualification into the Leagues Cup Final against Nashville has not been kind to ticket prices. Although the World Cup winner's appearance in the game is expected to drive up prices, they are too high. Pricing out the fans in Nashville continues the 'pay-to-play' nature that has plagued American soccer. Understandably, it is a […]

Inter Miami CF

/ 41 days ago

Inter Miami and Nashville advance to Leagues Cup final

Inter Miami continued its impressive run in the Leagues Cup by beating Philadelphia Union 4-1 on Tuesday. Lionel Messi was once again the star of the show, as he scored in his sixth consecutive game with his new club. The Argentine now has an incredible nine goals in those six matches. Miami's victory takes the […]

Leagues Cup

/ 44 days ago

Philadelphia boss asks fans to swarm stadium for game vs Messi

Jim Curtin, coach of the Philadelphia Union, has asked supporters to resist the temptation to profit from the resale of their tickets to the next match against Inter Miami. Fans in the Philadelphia area are shelling out big bucks to watch Lionel Messi, a soccer player known worldwide. Tuesday, April 16, 2023, at Subaru Park, […]


/ 45 days ago

Monterrey respond to Tata Martino, accuse Leagues Cup of bias

With a stunning second-half comeback, Monterrey eliminated LAFC, the defending MLS champions, from the Leagues Cup. The Rayados are the lone remaining Liga MX team, having won 3-2. Monterrey have won four straight away games since July 26. They have done so on the road, beating opponents in Sandy, Utah, Seattle, Portland, Oregon, Houston, and […]

Don Garber

/ 46 days ago

MLS open to expanding Leagues Cup to more foreign teams

In an effort to broaden the appeal of the Leagues Cup, MLS Commissioner Don Garber suggested inviting foreign teams Major League Soccer teams have had tremendous success in the 2023 Leagues Cup. Fueled by the debut of Lionel Messi, there are six quarterfinalists in the expanded competition from MLS. Two Mexican teams, Monterrey and Queretaro, […]

Leagues Cup

/ 47 days ago

Liga MX complains about poor refereeing in Leagues Cup

Mexico's Liga MX officials are not happy with the officiating during the 2023 Leagues Cup. The competition began as a small tournament featuring just a handful of Major League Soccer and Liga MX clubs. However, it now includes every team from the two divisions. While the tournament features all clubs from the leagues, MLS clubs […]

Leagues Cup

/ 47 days ago

NYCFC and RBNY hooligans fight after Leagues Cup game

The darker side of soccer reared its ugly head recently after the Leagues Cup derby between NYCFC and RBNY. A fight broke out between rival supporters after the match. Soccer in the United States has developed a strong supporter culture over the past two-plus decades. But for the most part, hooliganism is not an element […]