Nashville Soccer Club To Host Club América In Leagues Cup Showcase Match

Just one day after getting knocked out of the U.S. Open Cup, Nashville Soccer Club has announced that it will play LIGA MX powerhouse Club América on Sept. 21 in its first-ever international match at GEODIS Park as part of the Leagues Cup Showcase.

The Leagues Cup Showcase series will serve as a preview to the highly anticipated 2023 Leagues Cup between all MLS and Liga MX Clubs next summer. In addition to the match in Nashville, the Leagues Cup Showcase will also feature matches in Cincinnati and Salt Lake City as they host Club Deportivo Guadalajara and Atlas FC, respectively.

“We could not be more excited about hosting our first international match at GEODIS Park,” says Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre. “Nashville has been buzzing with excitement for soccer since we started in MLS in 2020 and even more so since we opened the doors to our new home. Facing off here against Mexico’s most decorated club side is an awesome next step on our soccer journey.”

MLS and LIGA MX–which entered a partnership in 2018 rooted in the on-field rivalry as well as the spirit of collaboration off the field–will pause their respective seasons for one month during the 2023 summer to play Leagues Cup, showcasing the soccer infrastructure and capabilities in the region in the years leading into the 2026 FIFA World Cup in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

“We’re happy and excited to visit our amazing fans in Nashville as it’s very important to us to stay connected to them and all our fans in the U.S.,” says Sporting President of Club América Santiago Baños. “The timing couldn’t be better as we will face our rival just days before Liguilla (LIGA MX playoffs). As a result, fans can expect our team to be in top shape and at our best moment. It will be a great match.”

Nashville SC season ticket holders will be able to opt into this match starting on July 5 through July 19. Starting the following day, season ticket holders, deposit holder members and groups will have priority access to purchase tickets through an exclusive one-day presale. Tickets to the public will be go on sale on Thursday, July 21 at 9 a.m. CT via Ticketmaster.

The Leagues Cup Showcase, sponsored by BODYARMOR, will be broadcast on Univision and ESPN platforms in the United States, and TUDN platforms in Mexico.

Additional information on the September matches, including media accreditation, will be announced at a later date.

Steven Boero