FC Cincinnati’s Leagues Cup 2023 schedule and bracket announced


FC Cincinnati have learned the dates for their two home Leagues Cup Group Stage matches as the official Leagues Cup 2023 match schedule and bracket was announced Thursday. The inaugural edition of the official Concacaf competition will see all 47 clubs (18 from LIGA MX, 29 from MLS) compete in a World Cup-style tournament from July 21 - August 19, 2023.

FC Cincinnati’s Central 3 Group Stage opener will be on Sunday, July 23 against Sporting Kansas City at TQL Stadium. Four days later, the Orange and Blue will host Chivas on Thursday, July 27. Times for both games will be confirmed at a later date.

Single Match Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at fccincinnati.com/tickets or by calling (513) 977-5425 (KICK). Season Ticket Members will see both games already included in their membership, and Half Season Ticket Members will see their assigned match included in their account. Half Season Ticket Members can call their representative and switch their game if they choose (“Orange” packages received Sporting Kansas City and “Blue” packages received Chivas).

FC Cincinnati is now also offering a Flex Plan. Fans can select one Leagues Cup match, in addition to two to five regular season matches. The Flex Plan provides ultimate flexibility with benefits including cost savings, no fees and presale access for additional events at TQL Stadium, including potential home playoff matches.

For more information on Leagues Cup 2023, visit HERE.

Advancing teams from the Group Stage will compete in the single-game elimination Knockout Rounds, beginning with the Round of 32 on August 2-4, followed by the Round of 16 on August 6-8. The eight advancing teams will compete in the Quarterfinals from August 11-12 before the two Semifinal matches on August 15.

The Leagues Cup 2023 Final and third-place game will be played on Saturday, August 19 and determine the three clubs that will qualify for the 2024 Concacaf Champions League.

All Leagues Cup games will air on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, and select games will also broadcast linearly on FOX Sports and TelevisaUnivision in the United States.

The complete Leagues Cup 2023 schedule can be found HERE.

FC Cincinnati Leagues Cup 2023 Schedule
Sun., July 23 – vs Sporting Kansas City – TQL Stadium – Time TBC
Thur., July 27 – vs Chivas – TQL Stadium – Time TBC
Round of 32 – August 2-4
Round of 16 – August 6-8
Quarterfinals – August 11-12
Semifinals – August 15
Leagues Cup 2023 Final and Third-Place Game – August 19

LC Bracket - 16x9

Knockout Round - Venues: In 2023, advancing MLS clubs will host Knockout Round matches against LIGA MX teams, and MLS venues will host all Leagues Cup Knockout Round matches. Round of 32 matches between two MLS clubs will be hosted by the group winner. Round of 32 matches between two LIGA MX clubs will be hosted at a regional venue designated by the Organizing Committee.

Should FC Cincinnati advance to the Knockout Round:
As Central 3 Group Winner: host Central 4 (Nashville SC, Toluca, Colorado Rapids) Second-Place
As Central 3 Second-Place: travel to Central 4 Group Winner If it is Nashville SC or Colorado Rapids or host Toluca if they win group

Starting with the Round of 16, matches between two MLS clubs will be hosted by the club with the better 2022 regular season performance. Matches between two LIGA MX clubs will be hosted at a venue designated by the Organizing Committee.

The pool of regional venues for matches between two LIGA MX clubs during the knockout round are as follows:
•    West: BMO Stadium (Los Angeles, CA), Dignity Health Sports Park (Carson, CA), America First Field (Salt Lake City, UT), PayPal Park (San Jose, CA)
•    Central: SeatGeek Stadium (Bridgeview, IL), Toyota Stadium (Frisco, TX), DICK’S Sporting Goods Park (Commerce City, CO), Shell Energy Stadium (Houston, TX)
•     South: Q2 Stadium (Austin, TX), Toyota Stadium (Frisco, TX), Exploria Stadium (Orlando, FL)
•     East: Red Bull Arena (Harrison, NJ), Subaru Park (Chester, PA), Audi Field (Washington, D.C.)

Knockout Round match locations and kickoff times will be announced at the conclusion of the Group Stage.