The clash between the best players from Mexico and the American top flights takes place next month
Forwards Andre-Pierre Gignac and Rogelio Funes Mori are among the biggest names Liga MX will show in the MLS All-Star Game in 2021.
The group, which consists of Mexican top flight stars, will be put together against a team of the best MLS players of the past year.
This will be the first match between North American leagues in this format.
Who made the All-Star team for League MX?
Goalkeepers: Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Alfredo Talavera (National University), Guillermo Ochoa (America)
Defenders: Matheus Doria (Santos Laguna), Pablo Aguilar (Cruz Azul), Victor Guzman (Club Tijuana), Cesar Montes (Rayados), William Tesillo (Leon), Fernando Navarro (Leon), Salvador Reyes (Puebla), Juan Marcelo Escobar (Cruz Blue), Jesus Gallardo (Monterrey)
Midfielders: Luis Romo (Cruz Azul), Luis Montes (Leon), Fernando Gorriaran (Santos Laguna), Rubens Sambueza (Toluca), Guido Pizarro (Tigres), Pedro Aquino (America), Diego Valdes (Santos Laguna), Angel Mena (Leon)
Forwards: Jonathan Rodriguez (Cruz Azul), Pedro Canelo (Toluca), Santiago Munoz (Santos Laguna), Andre-Pierre Gignac (Tigres), Rogelio Funes Mori (Monterrey)
Manager: Juan Reynoso (Cruz Azul)
What is the format?
The best players from MLS and Liga MX will be in a one-off exhibition next month.
The first of its kind event in the region will be part of a week-long series of activities, including the MLS Skills Challenge and a concert.
“Fans have been looking forward to this historic showdown for over a year, and we have no doubt that the MLS All-Star Game in 2021 … will be worth the wait,” MLS Commissioner Don Garber said , said in a statement. ” A game of this magnitude in Los Angeles, played in front of incredible fans in one of the biggest football stadiums in world football, is nothing short of what our sport has seen. This event is a perfect expression of the groundbreaking partnership that continues to build between MLS and League MX. ”
When is the MLS All-Star Game in 2021?
The match is scheduled for August 25th.
Where will it be played?
It is hosted by the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, home of MLS club LAFC.