Nashville SC will host Liga MX powerhouse Club América at Geodis Park on September 21, the club announced Thursday. The match, the first-ever international contest at Geodis Park, is part of the Leagues Cup Showcase, a preview of the expanded Leagues Cup format set to debut in 2023.
“We could not be more excited about hosting our first international match at GEODIS Park,” said Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre via a press release. “Nashville has been buzzing with excitement for soccer since we started in MLS in 2020 and even more so since we opened the doors to our new home. Facing off here against Mexico’s most decorated club side is an awesome next step on our soccer journey.”
“We’re happy and excited to visit our amazing fans in Nashville as it’s very important to us to stay connected to them and all our fans in the US,” added Sporting President of Club América Santiago Baños. “The timing couldn’t be better as we will face our rival just days before Liguilla (LIGA MX playoffs). As a result, fans can expect our team to be in top shape and at our best moment. It will be a great match.”
Club América are one of Mexico’s most storied clubs. With 13 Liga MX titles and seven Concacaf Champions League trophies in their cabinet, they have one of the largest fanbases in the Americas, and are a globally-recognized brand.
Nashville SC season ticket holders can purchase tickets between July 5 and July 19. The match is set to be broadcast on Univision and ESPN platforms.