Santos Laguna and Atlas owner Alejandro Irarragorri indicated that the MLS business model was more viable for growth and he put forward the idea of a North American super league between the American and Mexican circuit.
The latter made the speech shortly after La Liga MX, the first division league in Mexico, announced that it would suspend any promotion or relegation for the next five years.
Irarragorri has shown that the MLS model was intended to be more financially secure than that followed in Mexico.
“A high percentage of Mexican football’s income comes from the United States,” he said. Their league has grown, slowly, but steadily in many facets, commercially, infrastructure, broadcast and on the pitch. «
While the two leagues have been partners since 2018, the owner of the Santos Laguna has made it known that MLS’s annual income is higher than that of Liga MX. He therefore argues that a possible Super League could be profitable for both circuits. MLS Commissioner Don Garber had previously hinted that such a union would be a « mighty force » in North American sport.
“It’s likely that creating a North American Super League is best for MLS in the short term and for Liga MX in the medium term. But in the long run, it’s best for both with job creation. It is without a doubt an alternative that we will explore and analyze ”, mentioned Irarragorri.