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MLS Homegrown Game: Open Thread

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The kids get their chance to shine

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MLS: MLS All-Star-Homegrown Training Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Before MLS’ best take on world famous Juventus at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the league’s top Homegrown prospects get a spotlight of their own. That’s right. It’s time for another edition of the MLS Homegrown Game.

Homegrown players from all across the league join together to form their own All-Star team to take on the U-20 team of Liga MX side Tigres UANL.

Atlanta United have two representatives with this year’s side as Andrew Carleton and Lagos Kunga will step on the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground show pitch to prove they are among the league’s best youngsters.

Other top players to keep an eye on include the LA Galaxy’s uber prospect Efrain Alvarez and Philadelphia’s promising American centerback duo of Auston Trusty and Mark McKenzie.

Here’s the full roster:

Goalkeepers: JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes), Sean Melvin (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)

Defenders: Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas), Marco Farfan (Portland Timbers), Jaylin Lindsey (Sporting Kansas City), Mark McKenzie (Philadelphia Union), Matthew Real (Philadelphia Union), James Sands (New York City FC), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union)

Midfielders: Efrain Alvarez (LA Galaxy), Chris Durkin (D.C. United), Anthony Fontana (Philadelphia Union), Liam Fraser (Toronto FC), Lagos Kunga (Atlanta United), Wan Kuzain (Sporting Kansas City), Cameron Lindley (Orlando City SC), Paxton Pomykal (FC Dallas), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake)

Forwards: Andrew Carleton (Atlanta United), Ben Mines (New York Red Bulls), Jesus Ferriera (FC Dallas)

How to Watch

Venue: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground

Advertised Kickoff Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

Available TV: Univision Deportes

Available Streaming: Twitter, Univision Deportes, fuboTV (free trial)


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