The 2018 MLS All-Stars have their opponent. It was officially announced (via an epic Ric Flair-narrated video) on Thursday that Italian giants Juventus will be coming to Atlanta to take on the best stars MLS has to offer on August 1.
It's official. The Italian powerhouse is coming to the ATL.@JuventusFC vs @MLS All-Stars#MLSAllStar | Pres. by Target pic.twitter.com/tGSuXO8tvo— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) March 22, 2018
The Old Lady are known the world over from the exploits in Serie A, a league in which they’ve won 33 times. Their history is storied, but their present is just as excited. Head Coach Massimiliano Allegri leads a side that boasts superstars such as Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, Miralem Pjanic and Giorgio Chiellini just to name a few.
The All-Star Game will take place just 15 days after the completion of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. You can bet that Juventus will have several players advance far in the competition. Whether that affects their availability for this event remains to be seen.
Regardless of who’s available, you can be sure that Juve will be a tough test for the MLS All-Stars. Voting will open later in the season and it would be great to see as many Atlanta United players as possible lining up against a legendary club such as this.