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Does it make sense for Liga MX and MLS to merge?

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The Soccer ESQ podcast talks to ESPN’s Liga MX expert Tom Marshall.

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Liga MX recently announced they’d be suspending promotion and relegation for six years, leading up to the 2026 World Cup in North America. Speculation is rife that a merger of sorts between Liga MX and MLS is inevitable. But how would such a coupling work? Is it solving a problem that doesn’t exist?

ESPN’s Tom Marshall has his ear to the ground on all things Liga MX, so we talk about how he made his way to Mexico, the historical underpinnings of promotion and relegation and why it didn’t work, and what it all means for soccer in North America.