Editor’s Note: Talk has intensified lately about the potential for some kind of merger between MLS and Liga MX to create a North American super league of sorts. Philadelphia Union fan Mike Thomas came up with a plan he shared recently on his Twitter account that we are re-posting below.
I was bored, so I mapped this out for a @LigaBBVAMX/@MLS merger. It's the same stuff as before, but it looks a little bit prettier.— Mike (@Thomas19064) April 30, 2020
54 teams, a 34 game schedule. No pro/rel. 16 team playoff.@AllocationDsrdr @mexicoworldcup @TotalSoccerShow @SoccerCooligans @JDandTheRod pic.twitter.com/XzmlT8Lyo3
54 Teams - 18 Mexican, 36 USA/Canada
18 Mexican, 36 USA/Canada
Atletico San Luis
34-Game Regular Season
League Play - home/away against each opponent = 16 games
Inter-League Play - games against opponents of two other leagues = 18 games
All teams in the same league play the same schedule. The only variation is on home/away fixtures in inter-league play.
Leagues Cup Playoffs
Top two teams from each league qualify plus four wild cards. Next four teams based on overall points.
No. 1 and No. 2 seeds from each league are placed on opposite ends of the bracket. Wild cards are assigned to the No. 1 seeds with the most points. Remaining No. 1 seeds are assigned the No. 2 seeds with the lowest amount of points.