MLS eyes competition with England for league, cup champs

September 9, 2015

MANCHESTER, England (AP) Major League Soccer wants to hold a competition between the league and cup winners from the United States and England.

In recent years, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool have played in an annual friendly tournament in the U.S.

''In the past we have had discussions with the Premier League about creating some friendly tournament with their top clubs and our top clubs, and I would love to see that happen,'' MLS Commissioner Don Garber told The Associated Press at the SoccerEx convention on Wednesday.

Garber would like a competition between the English Premier League and FA Cup winners and their U.S. counterparts in New York every year or every four years.

''There are calendar issues, there are a wide variety of logistical issues, but if we were able to put it together, speaking on behalf of Major League Soccer, we would love to find a way of getting it done,'' Garber said.

''There have been no discussions (with the Premier League) whatsoever that are specific to the details, and there is certainly no agreement in place.''

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