New York City FC to Open 2021 Leagues Cup Against Pumas UNAM


NEW YORK, N.Y., July 7, 2021 - New York City FC today announced that the Club's opening match in the 2021 Leagues Cup will be against Pumas UNAM, one of Mexico's most successful club teams.

The quarterfinal match will be played at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, August 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Television coverage will be provided in English on ESPN+ and Spanish on TUDN.

NYCFC is joined in the 2021 Leagues Cup by MLS sides Seattle Sounders, Sporting Kansas City and Orlando City SC while Tigres UANL, Leon, and Santos Laguna round out the LigaMX participants.

The tournament will be played entirely in the U.S. and if NYCFC advances to the semifinals, further details including venues and kickoff times for that match will be announced at a later date.

Tickets to Leagues Cup matches are available via host club and by visiting

Leagues Cup™ 2021 Schedule

All Times Eastern / * Subject to change


Tuesday, August 10

  • QF4: Sporting Kansas City vs. Club León (Children’s Mercy Park – Kansas City, KS), 8:00 p.m. (TUDN, ESPN2)
  • QF3: Seattle Sounders FC vs. Tigres UANL (Lumen Field – Seattle, WA), 10:00 p.m. (TUDN, ESPN2)

Wednesday, August 11

  • QF2: New York City FC vs. Pumas (Yankee Stadium– New York, NY), 8:00 p.m. (TUDN, ESPN+)

Thursday, August 12

  • QF1: Orlando City SC vs. Santos Laguna (Exploria Stadium – Orlando, FL), 7:00 p.m. (TUDN, ESPN+)


September 14 and 15

  • SF1: Winner QF1 vs Winner QF3
  • SF2: Winner QF2 vs Winner QF4


September 22

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