There will be no Champions League for the Philadelphia Union in 2020, but they will play their first competitive international match in the 2020 Leagues Cup.
The Union are one of eight teams that has qualified for the 16-team tournament to be played between teams from MLS and Liga MX in Mexico next year. The tournament was played with eight teams via invite this year with all of the games being played on U.S. soil.
Cruz Azul beat UANL 2-1 in the final in Las Vegas in September.
The top four teams in each conference not already in the Champions League qualified from MLS for the 2020 competition. Toronto FC, D.C. United and New York Red Bulls also qualified from the Eastern Conference and Real Salt Lake, Minnesota United, LA Galaxy and Portland Timbers qualified from the Western Conference.
The 2019 Apertura, 2020 Clausura, and 2019–20 Copa MX champions, plus the top five teams from the combined 2019–20 Liga MX standings who have not already qualified will qualify from Mexico.
Additional details for the competition have not been announced.