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MLS vs. Liga MX: 2020 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target heads to LA

The 2020 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target will feature a first-of-its-kind summer showdown: The MLS All-Stars will face the Liga MX All-Stars on July 29 at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.

The match, one of the marquee events in the league's 25th season, will be broadcast on ESPN and Univision networks in the US, TSN and TVA Sports in Canada, as well as on ESPN throughout Mexico and Latin America.

LAFC head coach Bob Bradley, a three-time winner of the Sigi Schmid Coach of the Year award, will manage the MLS All-Stars after leading the Black & Gold to the Supporters’ Shield title and setting a new MLS regular-season points record (72). He will be coaching the team on his home field.

“We are so pleased to bring the 2020 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target to Los Angeles, one of the great soccer markets in North America,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber in a statement. “As we celebrate our 25th season, we wanted to deliver an unique and unprecedented format for our annual All-Star Game. Our first ever game between the best of MLS and Liga MX’s top players is the perfect way to build on the growing relationship between the two top soccer leagues in the region.”

"For Liga MX it is a privilege to be part of MLS’ celebration of its 25th season with this MLS All-Star Game," said Liga MX Executive President Enrique Bonilla. "Also, it represents another step in the partnership that we have established between two of the best leagues in the world. I know that this game being played in a spectacular setting and a magnificent stadium will be exciting for our fans, in a city that is special to us. For Liga MX, it will always be important to be close to our supporters in the United States. The MLS All-Star Game, of course, strengthens the sports rivalry between MLS and Liga MX. A rivalry that will collaborate directly in the growth of the sport in our region."

The All-Star showdown is an extension of an ever-growing rivalry between MLS and Liga MX. Clubs from both leagues have a long history of facing off in the Concacaf Champions League, and MLS and Liga MX partnered to grow the rivalry through two new competitions: Campeones Cup and Leagues Cup. Off the field, the USA, Canada and Mexico will also partner to host the FIFA World Cup in 2026.

In the buildup to the 2020 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target, there will be various programs to celebrate the sport and culture of soccer. The game will be the culmination of a week-long series of events across Los Angeles, including concerts, parties, the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge and the MLS Innovation Showcase.

The league’s marquee summer match returns to Los Angeles for the first time since 2003, when the MLS All-Stars defeated Chivas de Guadalajara, 3-1, at Dignity Health Sports Park, home of the LA Galaxy.

You can register at MLSSoccer.com/AllStar for access to a pre-sale and to receive additional information as it becomes available on ticket packages and special events during the 2020 MLS All Star week.


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