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LAFC Announces Leagues Cup 2024 Group Stage Schedule

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LAFC kicks off the 2024 Leagues Cup Group Stage on Friday, July 26 (8:00 p.m. PT) hosting Club Tijuana at BMO Stadium. The Black & Gold then host the Vancouver Whitecaps in the second and final Group Stage match on Tuesday, July 30 at BMO Stadium (7:30 p.m. PT). All Leagues Cup matches will be available to stream on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.

In 2023, LAFC advanced to the Leagues Cup Quarterfinals against C.F. Monterrey after defeating Real Salt Lake 4-0 in the Round of 16 and FC Juarez 7-1 in the Round of 32.

The Leagues Cup 2024 competition once again features all 18 clubs from the Mexican league, LIGA MX, and all 29 clubs from Major League Soccer (MLS) representing the U.S. and Canada. These 47 clubs will compete in a World Cup-style club tournament from July 26 to August 25, 2024.

Leagues Cup 2024, to be held in Canada and the United States, will determine three qualifiers for the 2025 Concacaf Champions Cup, with the winner of Concacaf Champions Cup representing the region at the FIFA Club World Cup.

The Leagues Cup Group Stage will conclude with 15 matches between August 3-6.  The complete Leagues Cup 2024 Group Stage schedule can be found here.

Advancing teams will compete in the single-game elimination knockout rounds, beginning with the Round of 32 from August 7-9 (16 matches), followed by the Round of 16 from August 12-13 (eight matches). The eight advancing teams will compete in the Leagues Cup Quarterfinals on August 16-17 (four matches) before the two semifinal matches on August 20 or 21.

The Leagues Cup 2024 Final and the Third-place match will be played on Saturday, August 25, which will determine the three clubs that will qualify for the 2025 Concacaf Champions Cup. The game times and broadcast details for the elimination rounds and Finals will be announced once the match ups are known.

Leagues Cup 2024  Bracket and Venues

As part of today’s Leagues Cup 2024 Bracket Announcement presented by Coors Light, the official tournament bracket – which confirms the East and West region matchups and pathway to the grand final - can be downloaded here.

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As previously announced, Leagues Cup 2024 introduced a tournament ranking system and hub privileges for the highest-ranked LIGA MX clubs. The Leagues Cup ranking is based on combined MLS and LIGA MX club performance in the last 34 regular season matches. MLS teams are ranked based on the 2023 MLS Supporters’ Shield standings, while LIGA MX clubs are ranked based on the cumulative 34 matches in the 2023 Clausura and Apertura tournaments.

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, prioritizing geographical and competitive balance among the 45 clubs. For 2024, Leagues Cup will be played in two regions, East and West, with seven groups in the East and eight in the West, to regionalize travel for all participating clubs. Both LIGA MX and MLS Cup champions, Club America and Columbus Crew respectively, receive automatic byes to the Round of 32.

The LIGA MX Champion and the three top-ranked LIGA MX clubs will be granted hub privileges. The cities and venues, which minimize travel and rewards the Mexican clubs by playing in pre-determined locations, are as follows:

• Club America (LIGA MX league champion and No. 1 rank) will have hub privileges through the Semifinals in the state of California. Club America will debut at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diegoon August 9. Tickets will be on sale on Tuesday, March 26th.  

• C.F. Monterrey (No. 2 rank) will have hub privileges in the state of Texas through the Round of 16, including both group stage matches against Austin FC and Pumas hosted at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas. Tickets will be on sale on Tuesday, March 19th.  

• Chivas Guadalajara (ranked No. 5) will have hub privileges through the Round of 32 in the state of California, including their debut at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on July 27 against the San Jose Earthquakes and Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson on August 4 facing the LA Galaxy. Tickets to the Levi’s Stadium match will be on sale on Wednesday, March 27th .  

• Tigres(No. 8 rank) will have hub privileges throughout the Group Stage in the state of Texas. Tigres will have both of its matches in Houston, including their debut at Shell Energy on July 31 against Puebla and have their second game at NRG Stadium against Inter Miami CF on August 3. Tickets to both Tigres matches will be on sale on Tuesday, March 26th. 

• Tickets for all matches will be available on LeaguesCup.com. 

Also announced today, Columbus Crew and Club America, the respective MLS Cup and LIGA MX reigning champions, have learned their Round of 32 schedule. Columbus Crew begin their run on Friday, August 9, hosting the second-place finisher in Group West 4 at Lower.com Field in Columbus, Ohio (7:30 p.m. ET), same day as Club America will make its knock-out stage appearance on hosting the second-place finisher in Group West 8 at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, Calif. (10:00 p.m. ET). More information about the format, ranking and groups, further details can be found at LeaguesCup.com. 

Fans in over 100 countries and regions – including Canada, Mexico and the United States - will be able to watch all 77 Leagues Cup matches on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV , the subscription service from Apple and Major League Soccer. MLS Season Pass is available on billions of devices through the Apple TV app on Apple devices, smart TVs, streaming devices, set-top boxes, and game consoles, as well as on the web at tv.apple.com. Fans can also access MLS Season Pass from the Apple TV app on Apple Vision Pro, where they can watch games alongside other apps in their physical space; within an Environment, so the screen feels 100 feet wide; and in Spatial Audio for an even more immersive viewing experience. In addition, TelevisaUnivision, TV Azteca, FOX Sports (FS1), TSN and RDS will be the linear broadcast home for selected matches in Mexico, United States and Canada.

Ticket Information 
Tickets for all matches – including LIGA MX hub venues - will be available on LeaguesCup.com and will also be available to fans via the hosting MLS club.

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