MLS, Mexican clubs to compete in SuperLiga

January 13, 2007

LOS ANGELES -- Major League Soccer and the Mexican Soccer Federation's First Division will compete in a new tournament to determine the top club in North America.

The eight-team SuperLiga competition, modeled after the UEFA Champions League, will include group and knockout phases, with all games played at U.S. venues from July 24-Aug. 29. The winning team will receive $1 million.

The eight teams in the inaugural SuperLiga were selected on an invitation-only basis.

Four-time MLS Cup champion D.C. United, will represent the MLS along with FC Dallas, the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo. CONCACAF champion Club America will join Copa Sudamericana holder CF Pachuca, Monarcas Morelia and CD Guadalajara from Mexico.

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