MLS All-Star week: How to watch

Major League Soccer All-Star week is here. The best of MLS have arrived in St. Paul, Minnesota, to take on their counterparts from Mexico’s Liga MX. With three main events on the docket, the All-Star break is a chance for fans to watch the top players in the league and the top prospects in MLS NEXT compete on the same field.

MLS All-Star Skills Challenge

Tuesday, August 9 | 7:30 pm CT | ESPN2, TUDN

Arguably the most fun event of the week, a select group of MLS All-Stars will take on Liga MX in a series of challenges, including shooting, touch, cross & volley, passing and crossbar challenges.

Nashville SC’s Hany Mukhtar will represent MLS in the Skills Challenge, joined by some of the league’s elite attackers such as Austin FC’s Sebastian Driussi, Minnesota United’s Emanuel Reynoso, and reining MLS MVP Carles Gil.

MLS NEXT All-Star Game

Wednesday, August 10 | 11:00 am CT | Twitter, MLSSoccer.com

44 of the best players from MLS NEXT, Major League Soccer’s youth league, will compete in an East vs West format match. Nashville SC defender Alejandro Carrillo will represent the ‘Yotes for the West in a match that will give fans a chance to get a glimpse of the best young talent coming through the MLS academy systems.

Special Olympics Unified All-Star Game

Wednesday, August 10 | 3:30 pm CT | ESPN3, MLSSoccer.com

Similar to the match Nashville SC hosted recently, the Unified All-Star game will showcase Special Olympics athletes in a full 11 v 11 match, with former MLS players coaching.

MLS All-Star Game

Wednesday, August 10 | 7:30 pm CT | ESPN, Univision

The culmination of the week will feature the MLS All-Stars pitted against the Liga MX All-Stars. A much more competitive match than previous years, the 2021 edition featured an MLS win via penalty shootout, with then-FC Dallas striker Ricardo Pepi converting the winning spot kick.

Nashville SC’s Hany Mukhtar and Walker Zimmerman are both set to feature alongside 22 other players from around the league.

MLS All-Star Roster

NumberPositionPlayerTeam
1GKSean JohnsonNew York City FC
2DFDeAndre YedlinInter Miami CF
3DFKamal MillerCF Montréal
4DFJulian AraujoLA Galaxy
5FWTaxi FountasDC United
6MFDarlington NagbeColumbus Crew
7MFSebastián DriussiAustin FC
8MFIlie SánchezLAFC
9FWRaúl RuidíazSeattle Sounders
10MFCarles GilNew England Revolution
11FWCarlos VelaLAFC
12DFDiego PalaciosLAFC
13FWJordan MorrisSeattle Sounders
14FWChicharitoLA Galaxy
16MFEmanuel ReynosoMinnesota United
17FWPaul ArriolaFC Dallas
18GKAndre BlakePhiladelphia Union
19FWBrandon VázquezFC Cincinnati
20FWJesús FerreiraFC Dallas
23DFJacob GlesnesPhiladelphia Union
25DFWalker ZimmermanNashville SC
27DFKai WagnerPhiladelphia Union
32MFLuciano AcostaFC Cincinnati
33DFAaron LongNew York Red Bulls
95MFHany MukhtarNashville SC
97GKDayne St. ClairMinnesota United
CoachAdrian HeathMinnesota United

Liga MX All-Star Roster

NumberPositionPlayerTeam
1GKCarlos AcevedoSantos Laguna
2DFKevin ÁlvarezPachuca
3DFHugo NervoAtlas
4DFLisandro LópezTijuana
5GKOscar UstariPachuca
6MFErik LiraCruz Azul
7FWGerman BerterameMonterrey
8MFÁlvaro FidalgoAmérica
9FWJulio FurchAtlas
10MFAlexis VegaChivas
11MFAvilés HurtadoPachuca
12GKCamilo VargasAtlas
13FWVíctor GuzmánPachuca
14DFLuis ReyesAtlas
15FWJuan DinennoPumas
16DFBrayan AnguloToluca
17FWHeriberto JuradoTexaca
18FWUriel AntunaCruz Azul
19MFGuido PizarroTigres
20MFFernando BeltranChivas
21DFJuan EscobarCruz Azul
22DFGustavo CabralPachuca
23FWLuis QuiñonesTigres
24MFLuis ChávezPachuca
26MFAldo RochaAtlas
27DFJesus AnguloTigres
33MFJulián QuiñonesAtlas
CoachDiego CoccaAtlas
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.

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