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Philadelphia Union To Face Charlotte FC, Cruz Azul In Leagues Cup 2024 Group Stage


Philadelphia Union today announced their opponents and dates for the group stage of the second edition of Leagues Cup.

The team will kick off against Charlotte FC on Saturday, July 27th at 8:00 p.m. at Subaru Park, followed by a match against Cruz Azul on August 4th at 8:00 p.m. at Subaru Park. In last year’s inaugural Leagues Cup campaign, the Union reached the semifinals and secured a 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup berth by defeating C.F. Monterrey in a third-place match on August 19, 2023. Single game tickets for both of Philadelphia Union's League Cup matches are on sale now can be purchased by clicking here. 2024 Season Ticket Members will be contacted in the near future about tickets for Leagues Cup 2024.

The official Leagues Cup 2024 Group Stage Schedule as well as the tournament’s hub venues are unveiled together with the Bracket Announcement presented by Coors Light. The second edition of this Concacaf-sanctioned competition 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.

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.

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.


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 California. Club America will debut at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego on August 9.
  • C.F. Monterrey (No. 2 rank) will have hub privileges in 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 California with matches at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara and Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson.
  • Tigres (No. 8 rank) will have hub privileges throughout the Group Stage in Texas. Tigres will debut at Shell Energy on July 31 against Puebla and have their second game at NRG Stadium against Inter Miami CF on August 3.

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 Thursday, August 8, hosting the second-place finisher in Group West 4 at Field in Columbus, Ohio (time TBD), while Club America will make its knock-out stage appearance on Friday, August 9 hosting the second-place finisher in Group West 8 at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, Calif. (time TBD). For more information about the format, ranking and groups, further details can be found at

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 the Apple TV app, the subscription service from Apple and Major League Soccer that is available on smart TVs, streaming devices, Apple devices, set-top boxes, game consoles, and the web at 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.

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Every match matters! In 2024, you do not want to miss your favorite matchups as the Union take on the best MLS has to offer! When we score, make sure you are there to get Subaru Park shaking!

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