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Soccer competition begins today in Las Vegas valley

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 15:15:40-04

Major League Soccer and Liga MX today announced that the city of Las Vegas will host the first-ever final of the new annual competition between the two top soccer leagues in North America, Leagues Cup, on Sept. 18 at Sam Boyd Stadium. The event is being organized with the support of MGM Resorts and Las Vegas Events.

On “The Road to Las Vegas,” the 2019 edition of Leagues Cup will feature four clubs from each league in an eight-team single-elimination tournament that launches with quarterfinals on July 23 and 24 at the stadiums of the MLS clubs. The semifinals will be August 20 at venues to be determined based on quarterfinal results. Full schedule is below.

George Kliavkoff, President of Entertainment & Sports for MGM Resorts International, said, "Major League Soccer and Liga MX offer some of the most exciting professional soccer action worldwide. Hosting the Leagues Cup in September gives MGM Resorts, and our event partners, another opportunity to showcase Las Vegas as the Sports Capital of the world and how we are able to consistently deliver fans the biggest events."

Sam Boyd Stadium has been host to the Mexican National Team U.S. Tour matches, as well as several other international soccer events in its history.

Tickets to the Leagues Cup Final will be available to the public starting July 15 at 10 a.m. Fans should visit www.LeaguesCup.com, or www.UNLVTickets.com to purchase tickets to the Final. Tickets to all other Leagues Cup matches are also available at www.LeaguesCup.com.