Does the MLS vs. Liga MX All-Star Game suggest a future merge? | ESPN FC 

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Does the MLS vs. Liga MX All-Star Game suggest a future merge? | ESPN FC
After Major League Soccer and Liga MX formally announced the finalized plans and date for the 2021 MLS All-Star Game, Steve Nicol and Alejandro Moreno discuss whether this could be foreshadowing a future merge between the two leagues.

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Mr Worldwide
Mr Worldwide 7 päivää sitten
American commercialism along w the Middle East is ruining football
Don Frossa
Don Frossa 8 päivää sitten
Campeones Cup 🏆 should be a 16 team competition in a European Champions League Format, top 4 E&W Conference = 8 MLS teams and top 8 in Liga MX, each group should have 2 MLS & 2 Liga MX teams, problem solve 👍🏼
Ulysses Morando
Ulysses Morando 10 päivää sitten
RenaldoSeguin 12 päivää sitten
Would LOVE to see a Ca-Us-Mx with Canadian, US, and Mexican teams, as long as it has pro-rel (even though my Houston Dynamo would get relegated almost immediately). If no Pro-rel, then just do a MX champ vs MLS champ game
Melendez Melendez
Melendez Melendez 12 päivää sitten
MrNiceGuy 12 päivää sitten
No, would be a terrible idea. Two absolutely different markets. All-Star game is fine, merger would be disasterious.
NoNamer 0o01
NoNamer 0o01 12 päivää sitten
Seria a all star vs PL all star Bundesliga all star vs La liga all star Mls all star vs mx liga all star Book this too
Divine Nk
Divine Nk 13 päivää sitten
How about best players from the prem vs best players from seria A
Troy Ellington
Troy Ellington 12 päivää sitten
@GARATE ok the point of the question is in having quality players play against each other though. No doubting that LA LIGA has more talent than Seria A
Divine Nk
Divine Nk 12 päivää sitten
@GARATE teams like barca and real madrid will need it
GARATE 12 päivää sitten
Troy Ellington maybe bc la Liga is basically farmers. So if we wanted that, they can just play against Real Madrid, Barca, or Atletico. Same goes with Bundesliga. I believe Serie A has been more open ended recently as there has been more competition to win the league
Troy Ellington
Troy Ellington 12 päivää sitten
Why Seria A and not LA LIGA?
R Schwalboss 🇵🇸
R Schwalboss 🇵🇸 12 päivää sitten
@GARATE The 1v1 Penalty Kicks are cool but not that great it is even harder for the Keeper to save.
C J 13 päivää sitten
no merger please. let mls keep growing as a league. 25 years in existence and we’re finally seeing decent, stable soccer and unique fan culture. Why would we merge w Liga MX? For what? mexican views? Wouldn’t it be better to focus on the stability and rise of USL and potential pro/rel? Also, doesn’t this make Concacaf champs league even worse by diluting the significance of the games?
GROGU & LUKE 2 päivää sitten
@Julian Mexico and the US are trash in football Mexico has had fútbol culturally since 1904 and they don’t have any progress due to concacaf mediocre competition The US is simply not going to be a “soccer country” in our lifetime Most Americans are not into soccer Without Mexicans or Latinos in the US the attendance of the MLS would barely exist.
Julian 11 päivää sitten
@Mora UTD this exactly. Mexico's love for futbol far surpasses that of the mls for probably the end of time. If this were to happen Canada should be involved to make it a North American League.
Steven Neutron
Steven Neutron 12 päivää sitten
I agree. Plus i like the rivalry between Mexico and USA. It helps them push harder
C J 12 päivää sitten
@Mora UTD you said nothing
Mora UTD
Mora UTD 12 päivää sitten
Americans don't watch mls everyone in Mexico watches liga mx enough said
JediMindTrickz 13 päivää sitten
Fix your shitty system then i’ll give a toss
JediMindTrickz 12 päivää sitten
@That's Debatable both
That's Debatable
That's Debatable 13 päivää sitten
acidfromhell 13 päivää sitten
All star games are dumb in all sports. I rather have the star players on my team have a week off than get injured playing in meaningless match. The players generally don't want to be there despite what they may say and always play half assed and the match always sucks anyways. Stop the pointless all star stupidity. If we want to watch all the stars playing together we watch the World Cup.
Raul Alonso
Raul Alonso 13 päivää sitten
that title tho insane its like these people havent been paying attention to their jobs this merger has been talked about for years now
JMTZ 13 päivää sitten
No it’s just a money grab
GROGU & LUKE 2 päivää sitten
Lol literally that’s Concacaf in a nutshell Money grabbing from Mexicans in the US There are no other reasons for concacaf to exist other than robbing naive Mexicans in the US
louididdy 13 päivää sitten
No, duh.
Fr3nchT0ast3 13 päivää sitten
funny that most of the mls players wont even be american
K Høgg
K Høgg 12 päivää sitten
I doubt any one thinks an MLS all-star squad could compete with an EPL all-star squad.
NoNamer 0o01
NoNamer 0o01 12 päivää sitten
@Goat Kane,Rashford,mount,foden,lingard,henderson,reece,trent/walker,maguire,stones even without non england player they will still beat your mls all star😂
Goat 13 päivää sitten
Just like the premier league
K Høgg
K Høgg 13 päivää sitten
Most players on a Premier League all-star squad wouldn’t be English or Welsh.
Marcus Wright
Marcus Wright 13 päivää sitten
If it doesn't have promotion/relegation I will never watch it.
Nicholas Filardo
Nicholas Filardo 13 päivää sitten
Yet, I'm sure you have no problem watching the leagues who the winner is 9/10 times whoever spends the most money lol
Logan Metcalf
Logan Metcalf 13 päivää sitten
It's NOT merging.
Chenn Forajido
Chenn Forajido 13 päivää sitten
Its an experiment. But I dont see it blending. As soon as MLS REALLY knows how corrupt the liga MX is, theyre out.
Vincenzo Vieri
Vincenzo Vieri 13 päivää sitten
Yes the corrupt mls that had it least theee teams file bankruptcy and close up, not paying debtors, players ect... but u want to put down another league who has strict rules that also are filed over by fifa, funny because I remember citinovich, owner of queretaro and la ligas strict rules does background checks ect and they make sure ur finances are cleared and he couldn’t prove how he earned his millions so he was kicked from the league and ordered to sell the team so let’s not throw stones when the mls has had its fare share.
Kaz 13 päivää sitten
@ChioSix1Nine There is a slight difference: short term gains vs long term gains. Corruption = short term gains through bribes, etc. Money will always be the chief motivator, but if it can be leveraged to make it so that clubs, officials, etc. will at least attempt to be fair or impartial then all the better.
ChioSix1Nine 13 päivää sitten
@Kaz exactly my point they don’t gaf about corruption. Only about money
Kaz 13 päivää sitten
@ChioSix1Nine That is what any organization that has a revenue stream cares about...
ChioSix1Nine 13 päivää sitten
Both leagues only care about one thing… MONEY
Ali Babar
Ali Babar 13 päivää sitten
Real Madrid and AC Milan are the two best sides of all time?
Ali Babar
Ali Babar 12 päivää sitten
@Unknown Good joke.
Unknown 13 päivää sitten
W.I NC22
W.I NC22 13 päivää sitten
@west bank tv who's a bigger club than Madrid
Ali Babar
Ali Babar 13 päivää sitten
AC Milan are the second best team after Real Madrid in Europe.
west bank tv
west bank tv 13 päivää sitten
@Real Madrid 😂😂😂🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️
Henrik the king Larsson
Henrik the king Larsson 13 päivää sitten
America should have a Burger King FC and a Mc Donald’s FC there would be more rivalry between them than any other clubs or is it franchises 🤷
Gian 13 päivää sitten
No one: Hazard and Higuain: 👀
Beaux Jones
Beaux Jones 13 päivää sitten
If MLS & MX merged would it be a closed league or a promotion/relegation league? I think it’d be better if all USA sports went promotion/relegation
KingSkorge 8 päivää sitten
Yes, the truth would be better, but even so the league mx far surpasses the mls gringo, if the league mx merged with ls mls, we would win all the leagues every year, it would be a waste of time
RenaldoSeguin 12 päivää sitten
Baseball would be so fun with pro-rel instead of farm teams, and the NBA? Get rid of any incentive to tank for draft picks by doing pro-rel and letting teams sign and develop players with football-style academies
That's Debatable
That's Debatable 13 päivää sitten
@Brian Sanchez Well duh, money.
Brian Sanchez
Brian Sanchez 13 päivää sitten
Closed. Liga mix had suspended relegation for 5 yrs and people speculate they want to make it permanently
Miguel 13 päivää sitten
Stop diluting the competition!
Miguel 13 päivää sitten
I don’t like the possession heavy, slow, Liga MX
GenZ Nation
GenZ Nation 12 päivää sitten
Actually Liga MX is faster and more dynamic than MLS lol what are you talking about? Lol 😂
L J 12 päivää sitten
The MLS' apparent fast gameplay results in constant comical defensive mistakes.
That's Debatable
That's Debatable 13 päivää sitten
@Christian Botello And not making finals. Ya I have seen Cruz.
Gobomla Dikk
Gobomla Dikk 13 päivää sitten
@Farouk Mustapha both are garbage and awful to watch
Christian Botello
Christian Botello 13 päivää sitten
Have you seen Cruz Azul? Fast counters.
Axxess Mundi
Axxess Mundi 13 päivää sitten
I think the intention is to create a "Super Bowl" or "ReCopa" type of final with MLS & Liga Mx teams. As far as a Super league, won't happen. What needs to be created is an Americas League.
Delboy0 13 päivää sitten
I think it was an utter mistake to turn the MLS all-star game into an MLS vs Liga MX game. Mexican football has no international following outside the Mexican people. And MLS may have killed international interest in the MLS all-star game by adding their neighbour to it making it a local thing rather than a global game with top European team. US soccer needs to be careful we know that Mexican people are very passionate about soccer and the US has a huge Mexican heritage population, but they must not take too much influence from Mexican soccer because historically Mexico is a mediocre soccer nation and I feel MLS as lazy marketing tool tries to pander too much to Mexican Americans because they are the biggest minority group in America rather appeal to everyone, because soccer is a global game that everyone likes, not just Mexicans.
Enrique M
Enrique M 10 päivää sitten
@Ulysses Morando i gave up lol you can’t fix stupid
Ulysses Morando
Ulysses Morando 10 päivää sitten
@Enrique M That idiot doesn't get it. 🤦🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️
Johannes Siemers
Johannes Siemers 12 päivää sitten
The international interest would still be low, if it had been a European team. And they probably wouldn't get a European Allstar team to come to play anyway. I don't think the MLS should look to much into international growth. They have to grow their home market.
Delboy0 13 päivää sitten
@Farouk Mustapha He is just bias and doesn't see the truth because he has Mexican heritage.
Delboy0 13 päivää sitten
@Enrique M I get it. You are probably a person of Mexican heritage given your user name and enjoy the pandering to your community. But to seriously grow soccer in the the US you need to appeal to all communities. It never works when they pander to Mexicans like Chivas USA was defunct club, Texas has some of the worst attended clubs in MLS because they have pandered too much to Mexican community Texas and LA Galaxy signed a washed up Mexican player to pander to the Mexican community in LA. LA FC have the balance right, where they understand there are a lot of Mexicans who live in LA but it is still the club of all communities in LA. Pandering to Mexicans is something a lazy businessman does who doesn't understand soccer and just looks at demographics and says Mexicans love soccer lets pander to them instead of working hard to grow the club organically with all communities. Asians, Africans, Europeans and South Americans all love soccer and when you pander to one community you may lose the other communities. In South America they are seriously saying MLS could become the biggest league in the Americas in the future because even they recognise the global potential of MLS. So why they are slumming it with Liga MX a league no one cares about who isn't Mexican is a huge mistake. There is a joke that Trevor Noah tells about an American getting angry about him never eating a tacos. And he makes the point that outside of North America and where Mexicans live, Mexican culture is irrelevant.
Huylo 13 päivää sitten
no US fans will want to travel to the away games due to fear of getting kidnapped 😂
Fandom Hernandez
Fandom Hernandez 11 päivää sitten
@That's Debatable they did that because they want younger people to be more interested but it really was just gonna make it worse… either way ima enjoy the rivalry between the US and Mexico even tho US fans be racist ash
That's Debatable
That's Debatable 11 päivää sitten
@Fandom Hernandez How is that proof? That is just rich people being douches as usual.
Fandom Hernandez
Fandom Hernandez 11 päivää sitten
@That's Debatable perfect example is the European super league
Fandom Hernandez
Fandom Hernandez 11 päivää sitten
@That's Debatable i don’t know what that is💀, but I can tell you that the game is slowly dying… the younger generations aren’t as interested as the previous ones
That's Debatable
That's Debatable 12 päivää sitten
@Fandom Hernandez It's literally growing the MLB is dying. You are doing too much mexican black tar heroin.
Jaime Garcia
Jaime Garcia 13 päivää sitten
MLS are going to get whipped. Guys like Gignac and Funes Mori are going to have a field day against MLS defenders.
Jimjim 7 päivää sitten
@KingSkorge MX defenders are just as bad. The only difference is that the game is played different. MX is a more slowed down possession heavy league while MLS focuses on attacking and fast wingers.
KingSkorge 8 päivää sitten
@Jimjim mx defenders are not mls defenders, In the mls the defenders and goalkeepers are very bad, chicharito or alan polished score 7 or 6 goals in their league, but when they are with Mexico they are very bad, the level of mls is too bad
NoNamer 0o01
NoNamer 0o01 12 päivää sitten
@Jimjim vela wont score against his country so is Hernandez😂
Goat 13 päivää sitten
If mls could expand the salary cap and be able allowed to spend more money on transfers mls could actually do better but mls rules so stupid smh
killR 13 päivää sitten
@Jimjim higuain in his current form isnt the best of strikers in the mls
seantendo001 13 päivää sitten
Hope not
Cursed Dembele
Cursed Dembele 13 päivää sitten
Honest VARdrid FAN
Honest VARdrid FAN 13 päivää sitten
All mls clubs are better than real vardrid
Real Madrid
Real Madrid 13 päivää sitten
Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are the 2 Greatest football club of all time
Toni The Sniper Kroos #92:48
Toni The Sniper Kroos #92:48 12 päivää sitten
@MSN Best Trio Ever mad both of those clubs destroyed your sh!tty Barca team
King Otto
King Otto 13 päivää sitten
@Real Madrid Agree to disagree, you’ve made some fair points though and some that are a stretch. 🤝
Real Madrid
Real Madrid 13 päivää sitten
@King Otto The comparison with Real Madrid does not hold up for any Club in the World, the Champions League is the maximum continental trophy (maximum trophy for club teams) and therefore must be put above everything, Real Madrid is the greatest club ever and it doesn't rain on this, then without diminishing Barcelona ... for me Barcelona has a great history that can be compared with Bayern, Milan, Liverpool or Manchester United but never with Real ... among other things, 4 won only from 2006 onwards
King Otto
King Otto 13 päivää sitten
@Real Madrid Well by that Logic Barca have the most trophies give or take in all of football. You can’t limit the discussion to only CL as that would be a different debate. Barca were the first team to knock out Madrid from the CL in the early 60s and went to finals in that era and in the 80s. They were regularly playing semis. Bayern are a monopoly of a league. I truly rate Ajax over them. As a football club CLs aren’t the only factor. The style of play, the way of winning, the ballon dors, and the amount of youth talent produced that went on becoming world class stars. Barca have by far the best academy of all time. Yes 1992 was the first CL for us but that team played the best football in the history of that competition up until that point. Barca completed all trophies in 1912, 1952, 2009, 2015 along with historic doubles with Cruyff, Rikaarjd, and Pep.
Real Madrid
Real Madrid 13 päivää sitten
@King Otto I'm not turning history upside down, it's okay that Barcelona are known all over the world for their way of playing but what makes a great club glorious are the successes and consistency over time to win ... Real Madrid is clearly the best club ever because 13 Champions League is a figure that no one will ever reach, Bayern Munich played 11 Champions League finals, they won 6 .. they just won Sextete, for me after Real there are the Bavarians. ..then probably also Milan has more history than Barcelona because it has 7 Champions, Barcelona with 5 Champions has a poor palmares not to mention that the first European Cup was won in 1992
Princeps 13 päivää sitten
if they draw in extra time will they play baseball? :)
Diego Rico
Diego Rico 10 tuntia sitten
Mexicans good at baseball too lol
Jajel22 13 päivää sitten
They’ll see who breaks the piñata
Oui Agt
Oui Agt 13 päivää sitten
Joel Dube
Joel Dube 13 päivää sitten
if they do they better implicate relegation
Andrew Giraldi
Andrew Giraldi 13 päivää sitten
If it does add up to 40+ teams with an MLS-Liga MX merger, it seems to me that the people overseeing such a merger put the best half in a top division and the worst half in a second, lesser division. I don't know how the people overseeing this (re-)organization would determine what clubs go in what division. Maybe a tournament between MLS and Liga MX could be set up to settle this issue.
Fernando Gonzalez
Fernando Gonzalez 13 päivää sitten
It'd be great, but with Liga MX suspending it for the next five years it might be a sign of things to come...
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