Kansas City Current to host three matches at CPKC Stadium as part of NWSL x LIGA MX Femenil Summer Cup

The Kansas City Current will host three matches in the newly announced NWSL x LIGA MX Feminil Summer Cup. The tournament will feature all 14 NWSL clubs and the six teams with the most points achieved in LIGA MX Femenil Clausura and Apertura during 2023, including Tigres UANL, Club América, Chivas de Guadalajara, Rayadas de Monterrey, Pachuca and Tijuana.

Kicking off on July 19, the 33-match tournament will consist of 30 group stage contests, followed by a four-team semifinal round slated for the week of August 4. The championship match will take place the weekend of October 25-27.  

NWSL x LIGA MX Femenil Summer Cup will feature five groups, including four groups of three NWSL clubs and one LIGA MX Femenil club, and one group with two clubs from each league. Each participating club will compete in a minimum of three matches. 

The Current will feature in Group C and will open the tournament July 20 against the Houston Dash. The following weekend, July 27, will see the Current facing off against Pachuca before closing out the round-robin portion of the tournament August 1 against Tigres UANL. All three matches will be hosted at CPKC Stadium with 7 p.m. CT starts.

Kansas City Current Season Ticket Members and Current Club Members will receive communication shortly on how to acquire tickets for the tournament matches. Public on-sale will be announced at a later date.

“Today’s announcement marks a historic milestone for women’s soccer in North America and another significant step in the continued elevation of our global game,” said NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman. “We’re excited to partner with LIGA MX Femenil to create additional competitive opportunities for our athletes, unlock new rivalries, tap into our collective fanbases and continue our shared mission of raising the value, visibility and global standard of our sport.” 

“The alliance we are announcing today is a great achievement for women’s football in our region and around the world – two great women’s professional football leagues coming together to advance the sport in our area, expand and grow the industry, build a new sporting identity and rivalry, strengthen partnerships beyond the pitch, inspire more people to join the movement, build community and open up new opportunities for players to have new windows of internationalization,” said LIGA MX Femenil Director Mariana Gutierrez. “LIGA MX Femenil is proud and privileged to work together with the NWSL. Let us celebrate that this is a historic moment for women and sport.”

The complete group format and Kansas City Current schedule can be seen below. Broadcast details, playoff schedule details and competition rules will be announced in the coming weeks.  

Group Format 

Group A 

  • Portland Thorns FC 
  • Seattle Reign FC 
  • Utah Royals FC 
  • Tijuana 

Group B 

  • Angel City FC 
  • San Diego Wave FC 
  • Bay FC 
  • Club América 

Group C 

  • Kansas City Current 
  • Houston Dash 
  • Tigres UANL 
  • Pachuca 

Group D 

  • NJ/NY Gotham FC  
  • Washington Spirit 
  • Chicago Red Stars 
  • Chivas de Guadalajara 

Group E 

  • Orlando Pride 
  • North Carolina Courage 
  • Racing Louisville FC 
  • Rayadas de Monterrey 

NWSL x LIGA MX Femenil Summer Cup
Kansas City Current Group Stage Schedule

Saturday, July 20Kansas City Current vs Houston DashCPKC Stadium7pm
Saturday, July 27Kansas City Current vs PachucaCPKC Stadium7pm
Thursday, August 1Kansas City Current vs Tigres UANLCPKC Stadium7pm