The time has come for the biggest MLS match ever! Okay, maybe not, but the MLS All-Star Game vs. Real Madrid should be pretty fun. Even without one of the biggest stars on planet earth, Cristiano Ronaldo, there will be plenty of talent on display as the defending UEFA Champions League winners take on MLS’ best.
Atlanta United will have three participants in the match as Miguel Almiron and Greg Garza were voted in by the fans and Michael Parkhurst was added in later to sure up the defense. Despite being voted into the “Fan XI” neither Miggy or Garza are guaranteed to start as the manager picks his own lineup the day of the match.
Chicago Fire coach Veljko Paunović will be in control of the lineup decisions, but you can expect him to try and get everyone at least a short runout as a reward for making it this far. Hopefully we’re treated to an entertaining match void of any injuries.
MLS All-Stars Roster:
GOALKEEPERS: Stefan Frei (Seattle Sounders FC), Tim Howard (Colorado Rapids)
DEFENDERS: DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Greg Garza (Atlanta United), Hernán Grana (FC Dallas), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas), Johan Kappelhof (Chicago Fire), Michael Parkhurst (Atlanta United), Jelle Van Damme (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Miguel Almirón (Atlanta United), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Kaká (Orlando City SC), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire), Ignacio Piatti (Montreal Impact), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Chicago Fire), Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers)
FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Dom Dwyer (Sporting Kansas City), Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC), Nemanja Nikolić (Chicago Fire), David Villa (New York City FC)
How to Watch
Venue: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
Kickoff Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Available TV: Fox Sports 1, Univision, Univision Deportes
Available Streaming: fuboTV (free trial), Fox Sports Go, Univision Deportes
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