Main League Soccer introduced that the first-ever All-Star Recreation pitting one of the best of MLS in opposition to one of the best of Liga MX will happen on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. It was initially scheduled to be performed final summer season, however the occasion was postponed by a 12 months as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier editions of the All-Star Recreation have seen the MLS All-Stars tackle worldwide golf equipment like Manchester United, or the extra conventional East vs. West or USA vs. World codecs seen with different American sports activities.
In search of to leverage the extreme soccer rivalry that exists between the USA and Mexico, reprised within the current Nations League ultimate, MLS and Liga MX have partnered in recent times to create new competitions involving golf equipment from each leagues: The annual Campeones Cup is a matchup of the champion from every league and the Leagues Cup competitors is a knockout event that includes a number of golf equipment from MLS and Liga MX.
Golf equipment from MLS and Liga MX already go head-to-head within the CONCACAF Champions League for the title of greatest group within the area. Liga MX groups have dominated that competitors and there shall be three representatives on this 12 months’s semifinal taking place in October. The Philadelphia Union is the opposite semifinalist, hailing from MLS.
Lately, a number of marquee Mexican gamers have known as MLS residence, including to the dynamic between the 2 leagues. Carlos Vela (LAFC) and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez (LA Galaxy) each play in Southern California and could be anticipated to be voted into the MLS group, barring damage.
No particulars had been launched as to how the All-Stars could be chosen for every league. LAFC supervisor Bob Bradley will function head coach of the MLS squad.
The 2021 All-Star Recreation shall be televised on FS1 and Univision within the USA, on TSN and TVA Sports activities in Canada and in over 190 international locations and territories worldwide. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting on July 14.
The final All-Star Recreation in 2019 was a 3-0 win for present La Liga champions Atletico Madrid in Orlando. The final one performed in Southern California was again in 2003 when the MLS All-Stars beat Mexican giants Chivas Guadalajara 3-1 at what’s now known as Dignity Well being Sports activities Park, residence of the LA Galaxy.