MLS All-Star Skills Challenge rosters announced

Major League Soccer today announced the rosters for the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge, where a team of MLS All-Stars will take on a team from Premier League giants Arsenal. The full rosters for both sides will face off the next day in the MLS All-Star game.

MLS All-Star Skills Challenge roster*

NAMETEAMPOSITIONCHALLENGES
Thiago AlmadaAtlanta UnitedMidfielderPassing, Touch
Christian BentekeD.C. UnitedForwardShooting, Cross & Volley, Crossbar
Tyler MillerD.C. UnitedGoalkeeperCrossbar, Cross & Volley
Luciano AcostaFC CincinnatiMidfielderPassing, Crossbar
Jesús FerreiraFC DallasForwardShooting, Cross & Volley
Héctor HerreraHouston Dynamo FCMidfielderTouch, Cross & Volley, Crossbar
Dénis BouangaLAFCForwardShooting, Cross & Volley, Crossbar
Riqui PuigLA GalaxyMidfielderPassing, Touch, Cross & Volley
Hany MukhtarNashville SCMidfielderTouch, Cross & Volley, Crossbar
Roman BürkiSt. Louis CITY SCGoalkeeperCrossbar, Cross & Volley

Arsenal FC Skills Challenge roster*

NAMETEAMPOSITIONCHALLENGES
Folarin BalogunArsenal FCForwardShooting, Cross & Volley, Crossbar
Kai HavertzArsenal FCMidfielderTouch, Cross & Volley, Crossbar
Karl HeinArsenal FCGoalkeeperCross & Volley, Crossbar
Rob HoldingArsenal FCDefenderTouch, Crossbar
JorginhoArsenal FCMidfielderTouch, Cross & Volley, Passing
MarquinhosArsenal FCForwardTouch, Cross & Volley, Crossbar
Eddie NketiahArsenal FCForwardShooting, Cross & Volley, Crossbar
Martin ØdegaardArsenal FCMidfielderTouch, Passing, Cross & Volley
Aaron RamsdaleArsenal FCGoalkeeperCross & Volley, Crossbar
Fábio VieiraArsenal FCMidfielderShooting, Touch, Passing

*rosters for both teams subject to change

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Nashville SC’s Hany Mukhtar returns to the skills challenge after winning the challenge for the MLS All-Stars last year in the crossbar challenge.

The Skills Challenge will take place on Tuesday, July 18 in Washington D.C. It will kick off at 6:30 pm CT on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.

Author: Ben Wrightis the Director of Soccer Content and a Senior MLS Contributor for Broadway Sports covering Nashville SC and the US National Team. Previously Ben was the editor and a founder of Speedway Soccer, where he has covered Nashville SC and their time in USL before journeying to Major League Soccer since 2018. Raised in Louisville, KY Ben grew up playing before a knee injury ended his competitive career. When he is not talking soccer he is probably producing music, drinking coffee or hanging out with his wife and kids. Mastodon

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