MLS and LIGA MX, together with SoFi Stadium, today announced that the new, state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue and 2022 Super Bowl host will welcome fans of the world’s most popular sport to its first-ever soccer event this summer, an unprecedented Leagues Cup Showcase featuring four of the continent’s most popular clubs – Los Angeles Football Club, LA Galaxy, Club Deportivo Guadalajara and Club América.

On Wednesday, August 3, SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. will host the four clubs in a doubleheader. The matchups can be found below.

  • Los Angeles Football Club vs. Club América
  • LA Galaxy vs. Club Deportivo Guadalajara        

“We look forward to participating in this historic doubleheader at SoFi Stadium and rekindling our rivalry with Club America,” LAFC Co-President and CBO Larry Freedman said. “Los Angeles is showing, yet again, why it is one of the top sports cities in the world, and it is an honor for our Club to have the opportunity to compete in this showcase.”

The matchup between LAFC and Club América will be only the second time they meet, and the first since LAFC eliminated the LIGA MX club from the 2020 Concacaf Champions League semifinals.

“This will be another historic day for soccer in Southern California,” LAFC Co-President & General Manager John Thorrington said. “Facing off once again against Club America in the first soccer event at SoFi Stadium is another major moment for our Club.”

“We’re very excited of having the opportunity to connect, once again, with our amazing fan base in California. This match against LAFC represents the first time, in recent years, to face a local team in Los Angeles, so we’re pretty sure that it will be a vibrant game, which will be played in a magnificent stadium, and that all the americanistas are going to truly enjoy,” said Santiago Baños, President of Club América.

The marquee doubleheader will serve as a preview to the highly-anticipated Leagues Cup, the annual, month-long official tournament between MLS and LIGA MX – to kick off summer of 2023.

Ticket Information

Fans will have the opportunity to experience this historic doubleheader in club specific supporter sections. LAFC and LA Galaxy season tickets holders will have the opportunity to purchase tickets through an exclusive presale. Tickets will be made available to the public on Thursday, April 21 at 10:00 am PT via Ticketmaster.

The LA Galaxy and Chivas will meet for the first time in 15 years. In the previous three matches, Galaxy won in a 1999 friendly at the Rose Bowl and in penalty kicks at the Concacaf Cup of Champions in 1997 in Chicago. In their last match 15 years ago, Chivas defeated the Galaxy 2-1 in the LA Memorial Coliseum during SuperLiga 2007. Current LA Galaxy star Javier “Chicharito” Hernández began his career with Chivas, and this match up would be the first time Hernández would face his former club since 2010.

"I’m very happy that Chivas will play in that wonderful stadium. In Los Angeles, we feel at home; it is a rojiblanca city, and that the team can meet its fans in the home of the NFL Champions, it is great news," said Amaury Vergara, President, Grupo Omnilife – Chivas. “It's a great stadium, with a great rival and the best fans... What more can we ask for? I'm sure it will be a party.”

“SoFi Stadium was designed to host a variety of events, and we are thrilled to welcome the Leagues Cup Showcase as our first soccer match at SoFi Stadium,” said Jason Gannon, managing director, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park. “We look forward to bringing Liga MX, MLS, and soccer fans from around the world together on August 3 to watch this historic double-header. This will mark the first of many memorable soccer matches at SoFi Stadium.”

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