Liga MX President Enrique Bonilla recently disclosed that the Mexican soccer league has explored a potential merger with Major League Soccer; a proposed superleague would include clubs in upwards of 50 North American markets.
Bonilla said, “the main idea is that (the North American clubs) have to grow together to compete. If not, there is only going to be the rich guys in Eu ope and the rest of the world.”
Earlier this year, the 2 leagues entered into a formal partnership for the first time; collaborating on business practices, social responsibilities and an on-field showcase featuring each league’s champion.
The idea of a North American superleague is fun to think about, but I certainly wouldn’t expect it to happen.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber has long stated that the league’s owners wouldn’t consider promotion/relegation and a top division with 50 teams seems unlikely; with plans for 28 clubs (26 of which have already been awarded), MLS is already structured as the largest top-flight soccer league in the world.