Concacaf Champions Cup Berth on the line in Third Place Match


While the Philadelphia Union were on the right side of their Leagues Cup Semifinal against Inter Miami CF, the Third Place Match will have large implications with a spot in the 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup on the line.

How teams can qualify

The top three finishers in this year’s revamped Leagues Cup qualify directly for next year’s expanded continental club competition, which provides a qualification route to the new and expanded 2025 FIFA Club World Cup (on US soil) and includes an increased prize money pool ($5 million).

The Leagues Cup slots for the 2024 CCC break down as follows:

  • Champion: Directly into Round of 16
  • Runner-up: Enter in Round One
  • Third place: Enter in Round One

Philadelphia Union will face off against Nashville SC and CF Monterrey with the contest on August 19th for the final automatic berth into the 2024 CCC.

Slots for 2024 CCC

Of the 27 teams competing in next year’s CCC, up to 10 MLS teams can qualify via different pathways – just over one-third of MLS’s 29 overall teams (34%).

  • MLS regular season and Audi MLS Cup Playoffs: 5 teams (guaranteed)
  • Leagues Cup: 3 teams (top three finishers)
  • US Open Cup: 1 team (champion only)
  • Canadian Championship: 1 team (champion only)

Club World Cup implications

The 2025 Club World Cup will expand to 32 teams and be hosted at various venues/cities across the United States.

Concacaf receives four slots (CCC winners) and an additional spot is given to the host nation, theoretically guaranteeing at least one more MLS team will participate in the competition.

  • 2021 CCC winner: CF Monterrey (Liga MX)
  • 2022 CCC winner: Seattle Sounders FC (MLS)
  • 2023 CCC winner: Club León (Liga MX)
  • 2024 CCC winner: To be determined
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