Major League Soccer and Liga MX have built a formal relationship, which recently saw the inaugural edition of the Champions Cup between the winners of both games. The link promises to do nothing but grow in the future.
Enrique Bonilla, president of the League MX, spoke Wednesday about the possibility of a combined competition that could be played by teams from Canada, Mexico and the United States, following the organization of the FIFA World Cup 2026, who will be in charge about those three countries.
"It is a possibility, an American competition," Bonilla said as reported ESPN to the journalists who were present at the top of leaders that took place at the Stamford Bridge stadium in London. "We have to decide how and what the advantages and disadvantages are, but I think it is a way to grow and compete again."
"If we can make a World Cup, we can also make an American League or an American Cup," added Bonilla. "The main idea is that we have to grow together to compete, otherwise we will only have the rich in Europe and then the rest of the world."
"We think this opportunity with the World Cup 2026 opens the door for us to do many things differently and better," he concluded.
Through a statement, the Executive Vice President of Communications of the MLS, Dan Courtemanche, referred to the union between trade unions and the exchange of ideas between MLS and Liga MX.
"In March Major League Soccer entered into a formal partnership with Liga MX, and last month we organized the inaugural cup champions, between Toronto FC and Tigres," explained Courtemanche.
"We have talked to Liga MX about additional ways we can work together on and off the ground, and we are excited about the opportunities that exist between our two divisions."