We are delighted to have Deportivo Toluca F.C. of Mexico’s Liga MX join us for the second American Family Insurance Cup. This match is an excellent opportunity for our supporters and Atlanta United fans to get a taste of what’s to come with the 2023 MLS season while testing our skills against a top international club. Adding to the excitement of this event will be the debut of our brand new primary kit – something that we know our passionate supporters are greatly looking forward to, as it will surely provide an unforgettable kickoff experience.
In addition, all Season Ticket Members will receive exclusive first-refusal privileges for the American Family Insurance Cup and all home League’s Cup matches. So that they can retain their same seats if they wish, members must decide before December 22nd – otherwise, they will need to opt-out of this option. For those who don’t hold season tickets, single-match tickets for the American Family Insurance Cup and the first League’s Cup match will be available in due course and publicized later. With so much on offer here, we look forward to welcoming Toluca as part of our exciting runup to the 2023 MLS season!
The 2023 American Family Insurance Cup marks the first time Toluca, a 10-time Liga MX champion and runner-up in the 2022 Apertura campaign, will face off against Atlanta United. Despite ending the regular season in sixth place, Toluca battled through an expanded Mexican playoff format to make it to the finals. In the reclassification round, they won their singles match against Juárez before triumphing over Santos Laguna 6-4 in the quarterfinals and Club América 3-2 on aggregate in the semifinals. However, they eventually lost 8-2 on aggregate in the tournament’s final match, marking their eighth time as runners-up.
Toluca has also made a name for itself at a continental level, having won two Concacaf Champions’ Cups (in 1968 and 2003) and finishing runner-up in the 2013-14 Concacaf Champions League. Furthermore, they are also two-time Copa México champions. As such, Atlanta United should prepare for a tough encounter with an experienced team well-versed in success. They will have to bring their “A game” if they hope to come away with a victory when both teams meet at this prestigious event.
We are thrilled with the massive success of the inaugural American Family Insurance Cup and look forward to another electrifying competition in February. As the official kit partner, we’re incredibly honored to be part of this remarkable event and unveil the brand-new kit in collaboration with Atlanta United. Our sincerest objective is to support and foster the dreams of Atlanta United, its passionate supporters, and the entire city of Atlanta.