After seemingly years of speculation and rumours about a new tournament between clubs from MLS and Liga MX, it appears one may finally be announced to begin play in 2018.
According to Grant Wahl, the new tournament would potentially involve four clubs from each league similar to the North American SuperLiga that ran from 2007 to 2010.
Earlier this year, it was reported Liga MX club owners could approve a new tournament with MLS with Mexican clubs no longer participating in Copa Libertadores. Atlas president Gustavo Guzman had this to say to ESPNFC in May:
It is already programmed. I don’t remember the date, [but] the teams that had won the right to go to the [last] Copa Libertadores will participate, and in the owners’ meeting there will be an outline for the tournament.
Guzman added that it was good news because the Liga MX clubs were invitees to Copa Libertadores “almost by obligation.” He also praised the development and growth of MLS and the potential for the neighboring leagues to begin a new tournament.
It appears as all of this is becoming a reality with the tournament set to be announced shortly, along with another potential match between the MLS Cup champions and Liga MX champions.