The USA and Mexico join forces in women’s football to launch the first ever NWSL X LIGA MX Femenil Summer Cup 2024.

Wednesday 20 March saw the historic announcement of two top tier women’s football leagues crossing over for what promises to be an exciting brand-new tournament this summer.

All 14 teams from the USA’s NWSL will compete against six of Mexico’s Liga MX Femenil teams in the NWSL X LIGA MX Femenil Summer Cup.

Mexico will enter their six top-scoring teams from the Liga MX Femenil Clausara and Apertura 2023.

This summer, the NWSL will face Tigres UANL, Rayadas de Monterrey, Chivas de Guadalajara, Club América, Tijuana, and Pachuca from Mexico.

The Cup is set to begin with five groups, four of which will each contain three teams from the NWSL and one from Liga MX Femenil.

One group will consist of two NWSL teams and two Liga MX Femenil teams.

Each of the 20 clubs competing will take on at least three matches throughout this ground-breaking tournament.

About these leagues

The USA’s National Women’s Soccer League is the world’s premier women’s soccer league.

Initially made up of mostly US nationals, the NWSL now has an increasingly large intake of international players from all over the world.

Mexico’s Liga MX Femenil has a huge fan following, consistently breaking viewer records in recent years.

Audience records were broken at the second leg Final of the 2023 Apertura, the most watched in history, where 3.9 million fans watched Tigres UANL take on Club América.

Tournament schedule 

July 19 marks kick off for the monumental Summer Cup that will bring these two neighbouring countries together over 33 matches and 30 group stage contests.

Only four teams from the five groups will go through to the semi-final during the week of August 4.

The final championship is set for the weekend of October 25-27.

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