We have a format for the 2022 MLS All-Star Game, set for August 10 at Minnesota United’s Allianz Field: MLS All-Stars hosting LIGA MX All-Stars.
This is a rematch of the 2021 All-Star Game between MLS All-Stars and reps from LIGA MX, Mexico’s top soccer league. That 2021 All-Star Game saw the MLS All-Stars defeat the LIGA MX All-Stars in penalty kicks courtesy of two clutch saves by New England goalkeeper Matt Turner and a game-winning penalty kick by FC Dallas academy product Ricardo Pepi.
The 2022 MLS All-Star Game is part of the partnership between MLS and LIGA MX that also consists of major events on the soccer calendar, including Leagues Cup and Campeones Cup, and is committed to providing continued competitive opportunities to strengthen both leagues.
“Last year’s match between the MLS All-Stars and the LIGA MX All-Stars was the most competitive MLS All-Star Game ever, and we’re pleased to renew the rivalry between the two leagues this summer,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber via press release. “Our partnership with LIGA MX has brought out the best in both leagues on and off the field, and I have no doubt the intensity will be even higher for the rematch in Minnesota. Beyond the game, All-Star Week will celebrate our sport with a series of cultural and community initiatives for the passionate soccer fans of the region. From the first day through the MLS All-Star Game presented by Target, it will be an unforgettable week in Minnesota.”
“For LIGA MX it was a great experience to play in the MLS All-Star Game for the first time last year. The players gave their all to represent our league and everyone enjoyed an unprecedented game, where the fans of each of our 18 teams came together to support the LIGA MX team,” said Mikel Arriola, Mikel Arriola, Executive President of LIGA MX, via press release. “For us, the opportunity to relive this experience in 2022 is exciting and fills us with pride, but we are committed to preparing ourselves in the best way, and with our best players, to seek a win, and of course, revenge against MLS.”
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