Atlanta United Leagues Cup dates announced

Atlanta United manager Gonzalo Pineda celebrates with midfielder Thiago Almada (23) after their win against San Jose on Feb. 25. (Jason Getz file photo /

Credit: Jason Getz /

Credit: Jason Getz /

Atlanta United manager Gonzalo Pineda celebrates with midfielder Thiago Almada (23) after their win against San Jose on Feb. 25. (Jason Getz file photo /

Atlanta United’s dates for its Leagues Cup games against Miami and Cruz Azul were announced by CONCACAF on Thursday.

The Five Stripes will play at Miami on July 25 and will host Cruz Azul on July 29.

Game times haven’t been announced.

The top two teams in each of the 15 groups will advance to the knockout rounds of the tournament, which features all 47 teams from MLS and LIGA MX.

The tournament will take place from July 21-Aug. 19.

Each team in a group will play two matches. Matches can’t end in a tie. Instead, if regulation ends with a draw, a penalty-kick shootout will determine the winner. A team that wins in regulation earns three points. A team that wins in the PK shootout earns two points. The team that loses a PK shootout earns one point.

The round of 32 (LAFC and Pachuca received byes into the knockouts) will consist of 16 matches with the winning teams advancing. The second- and third-place teams will qualify for the 2024 CONCACAF Champions League. The tournament winner will be placed in the Champions League round of 16. Games will be broadcast on Apple’s MLS platform.

Presales for tickets to Atlanta United’s match against Cruz Azul began Thursday.

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Atlanta United’s 2023 MLS schedule

Feb. 25 Atlanta United 2, San Jose Earthquakes 1

March 4 Atlanta United 1, Toronto FC 1

March 11 at Charlotte FC, noon, Fox

March 18 vs. Portland Timbers, 7:30 p.m.

March 25 at Columbus Crew, 7:30 p.m.

April 1 vs. New York Red Bulls, 7:30 p.m.

April 8 at New York City FC, 7:30 p.m.

April 15 at Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m.

April 23 vs. Chicago Fire FC, 4:30 p.m., FS1

April 29 at Nashville SC, 1:30 p.m., Fox

May 6 at Inter Miami CF, 7:30 p.m.

May 13 vs. Charlotte FC, 7:30 p.m.

May 17 vs. Colorado Rapids, 7:30 p.m.

May 20 at Chicago Fire FC, 8:30 p.m.

May 27 at Orlando City SC, 7:30 p.m.

May 31 vs. New England Revolution, 7:30 p.m., FS1

June 3 at Los Angeles FC, 10:30 p.m.

June 10 vs. D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.

June 21 vs. New York City FC, 7:30 p.m.

June 24 at New York Red Bulls, 7:30 p.m.

July 2 vs. Philadelphia Union, 4 p.m., Fox

July 8 at CF Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

July 12 at New England Revolution, 7:30 p.m.

July 15 vs. Orlando City SC, 7:30 p.m., FS1

Aug. 20 at Seattle Sounders, 10:30 p.m.

Aug. 26 vs. Nashville SC, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 30 vs. FC Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 2 at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Sept. 16 vs. Inter Miami CF, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 20 at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 23 vs. CF Montreal, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 4 at Philadelphia Union, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 7 vs. Columbus Crew, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 21 at FC Cincinnati, TBA