The stars of MLS and Liga MX are set to fight it out in the All-Star final for the first time, and here’s what you need to know about it
The 25th edition of the MLS All-Star Game is set to kick-off in August after being rescheduled from July 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and this time, the MLS All-Stars will face off against rival league Liga MX for the first time in history.
The MLS vs Liga MX All-Star final is set to be a mouthwatering encounter, with the star players from each league drafted in to make for a scintillating battle.
Goal brings you all the details about the final, including how to watch on TV.
- When is the MLS vs Liga MX final?
- How to watch MLS vs Liga MX live on TV & stream online
- MLS vs Liga MX final squads
- Where is the MLS vs Liga MX final being played?
- How many fans can attend the MLS vs Liga MX?
The MLS vs Liga MX final will be played on Wednesday, August 25. Kick-off time has been set at 9:30pm ET / 6:30pm PT.
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The game will be broadcast live in the United States (U.S.) on Fox Sports 1 with Foxsports.com and FOX Sports App streaming.
MLS All-Star squad
The MLS All-Star squad has not yet been announced yet, as Major League Soccer has allowed fans to pick their own XI for players in seven positions.
Voting began July 14 and ends on July 21 on the MLS website. Fan favorite Carlos Vela is expected to lead the votes.
The final roster of MLS All-Star players will consist of 26 players. Twelve players will be determined by a vote from a combination of MLS players, fans and media personalities, with each division representing a third of the vote. The next 12 players will be selected by MLS All-Star and LAFC coach Bob Bradley, with the final two players picked by MLS commissioner Don Garber.
Fans will be able to choose players based on seven positions: goalkeeper, right back, center back, left back, defensive midfielder, attacking midfielder and forward-winger. The player who receives the most votes in each position will then be named an All-Star.
Bradley will coach the MLS All-Stars.
“This will be a special night of football in Los Angeles,” said Bradley. “It is always an honor to represent our city and our league on the international stage, and we look forward to competing against the LIGA MX All-Stars.”
Liga MX All-Star squad
The Liga MX All-Star team currently consists of 25 players, with the final roster to have 26 players.
The final player will be decided by Liga MX president Mikel Arriola.
The first 14 players were the nominees and winners of the Balon de Oro awards, chosen from the following categories: best goalkeeper, full back, defender, defensive midfielder, attacking midfielder, rookie and forward.
Juan Reynoso, head coach of Cruz Azul, who was chosen as Liga MX head coach of the season, selected 11 players for the squad.
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The MLS vs Liga MX final will be played at at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
The ground is home to MLS side LAFC, and will soon also be the home of future NSWL side Angel City FC. It holds a capacity of 2,000.
Full details on how many fans will be in attendance for the MLS vs Liga MX have not been confirmed, but interested supporters who wish to buy tickets can sign up for pre-sale information by subscribing on the official MLS website.