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What if MLS/Liga MX merged to create a North American SuperLeague?

Mike Thomas plays commissioner and outlines a plan

TFC vs Tigres in Campeones Cup action at BMO field Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images

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.

54 Teams - 18 Mexican, 36 USA/Canada
18 Mexican, 36 USA/Canada

Eastern League

Montreal Impact
Toronto FC
New England Revolution
New York City FC
Red Bull New York
Philadelphia Union
DC United
Charlotte MLS
North Carolina FC

Southern League

Nashville SC
Atlanta United
Orlando City SC
Inter Miami
Houston Dynamo
FC Dallas
Austin FC
San Antonio FC
Tampa Bay Rowdies

Central League

Columbus Crew
FC Cincinnati
Chicago Fire
Sporting Kansas City
Minnesota United
Colorado Rapids
Real Salt Lake
St. Louis MlS
Detroit Expansion

Western League

Vancouver Whitecaps
Seattle Sounders
Portland Timbers
San Jose Earthquakes
Los Angeles FC
Los Angeles Galaxy
Sacramento Republic
San Diego Expansion
Phoenix Expansion

Liga Norte

Club Tijuana
FC Juarez
Tigres UANL
CF Monterrey
Santos Laguna
Club Necaxa
Atletico San Luis
Club Leon
Queretaro FC

Liga Sur

CD Guadalajara
Atlas FC
Monarcas Morella
Pumas UNAM
Club America
Cruz Azul
Deportivo Toluca
Club Puebla
CF Pachuca

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.

Inter-League Schedule

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.