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Sporting KC to host two Leagues Cup 2024 group matches

KANSAS CTY, Kan. — Sporting Kansas City will host their group opener and group finale for Leagues Cup 2024.

The tournament matches will begin on Sunday, July 28, when Sporting hosts Chicago Fire at 8 p.m.

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After Toluca FC goes to Chicago on Thursday, August 1st, Sporting will host Toluca on Monday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. CT.

All three teams in Sporting Kansas City’s group advanced to the Knockout Stage of last year’s tournament; Toluca won Group 4 in the Central Region and Chicago Fire finished first in Group 2 in the Central Region.

The winner of the group will meet the winner of Group 8 of the West Region in the Round of 32, while the runner-up will play reigning MLS Cup champions Columbus Crew on Aug. 8 at Lower.com Field in Ohio.

That group features Atlas FC, Houston Dynamo FC and Real Salt Lake.

During the group stage, each team receives three points for a win in regulation and one point if the game is tied after 90 minutes with an opportunity to earn a second point by prevailing in a penalty shootout.

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All three teams in Sporting Kansas City’s group advanced to the Knockout Stage of last year’s tournament; Toluca won Group 4 in the Central Region and Chicago Fire finished first in Group 2 in the Central Region.

Toluca then knocked SKC out of the tournament last season in the Round of 32 by a score of 4-1 at Children’s Mercy Park.

The 47-team tournament that features all 47 MLS and Liga MX clubs ends with the top three finishers qualifying for the 2025 Concacaf Champions Cup.

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