MLS vs. Liga MX All-Star Game set for July 24 in Columbus

League: MLS

Posted on: 04 Mar, 2024 at 04:29 PM

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The 2024 Major League Soccer All-Star Game will once again feature the best players from MLS against a team of All-Stars from Mexico's top flight on July 24 in Columbus, Ohio.

It will be the third All-Star clash between MLS and Liga MX. Last year's game pitted the MLS All-Stars against English Premier League power Arsenal.

"We're excited to host Liga MX at the 2024 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target, showcasing the global and rising stars of our leagues, and the strength of our sport in North America," Camilo Durana, MLS Executive Vice President of Properties and Events, said in a news release Monday.

"Our previous encounters set high bars for intensity and competition in All-Star games. The 2024 edition will be a night to remember for Columbus' passionate fans and for audiences around the world watching on MLS Season Pass."

In 2021, MLS defeated Liga MX 3-2 on penalties in Los Angeles. MLS made it two in a row with a 2-1 victory in 2022 in St. Paul, Minn.

"It is a privilege to participate in the 2024 MLS All-Star Game for the third time. LIGA MX will bring together its best players to form a competitive team. This will be another chapter of this sporting rivalry, which allows us to continue building a great partnership with MLS," said LIGA MX President Mikel Arriola.

"We are very excited about the opportunity to reconnect and be close to the Mexican fanbase in the United States. I'm sure we'll have a great experience in Columbus."

The MLS All-Star roster will include 12 players selected by fan voting, 12 picked by All-Star head coach Wilfried Nancy of the Columbus Crew, and two players picked by MLS commissioner Don Garber.

The Liga MX All-Star squad will consist of 26 players.

Representatives will also compete in the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge on July 23 at Field in Columbus.

--Field Level Media