Major League Soccer

MLS and Liga MX come together for double-header at SoFi Stadium

Lizzy Becherano
Los Angeles FC is set to take on Club America as Los Angeles Galaxy host Chivas in historic double-header.
Los Angeles FC is set to take on Club America as Los Angeles Galaxy host Chivas in historic double-header. / Shaun Clark/GettyImages

Major League Soccer and Liga MX are set to make history. 

The two leagues are coming together for a revolutionizing double-header at SoFi Stadium as LAFC take on Club America while the LA Galaxy confronts Chivas.

The event serves as a preview for 2023's expanded Leagues Cup summer tournament that will include all Major League Soccer and Liga MX clubs. 

“The LA Galaxy are excited to be part of a historic event in Los Angeles as four of the biggest clubs in MLS and Liga MX face off against one another in the first-ever soccer event at SoFi Stadium,” Galaxy president Chris Klein said in a release. 

The upcoming meeting between LA Galaxy and Chivas will be the fourth overall, after the two most recently met during the 2007 SuperLiga tournament that saw a 2-1 victory for the Mexican side. Prior, the two teams faced off in a 1999 friendly and 1997 Concacaf Cup of Champions. 

This year’s edition, however, will see Chicharito confront his old side professionally for the first time ever. The Galaxy’s frontman kicked off his career at Chivas before moving to Europe in 2010 to feature for Manchester United and Real Madrid. 

On the other end, LAFC and Club America will meet for the second time after coinciding in the 2020 Concacaf Champions League semifinals that saw LAFC triumph 3-1. 

“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 in a release. 

“This will be another historic day for soccer in Southern California. Facing off once again against Club America in the first soccer event at SoFi Stadium is another major moment for our club, ” LAFC co-president & general manager John Thorrington added.

Both matches are slated for early August.