MLS stars will face LIGA MX stars

REMATCH: MLS All-Stars to face LIGA MX All-Stars in 2022 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target

  • International superstar Khalid will headline the All-Star Concert presented by Target; Proceeds from concert tickets benefiting the Alliance
  • Tickets on sale now for the MLS All-Star Concert presented by Target and the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge presented by AT&T 5G
  • MLS All-Star Week to incorporate entertainment events, as well as social responsibility and inclusion and equity initiatives

NEW YORK, NY (Thursday, April 21, 2022) – Major League Soccer announced today that the 2022 MLS All-Star Game Presented by Target will feature the MLS All-Stars taking on an all-star team from the top soccer league. of Mexico, LIGA MX.

Held at Allianz Field, home of Minnesota United, on August 10, the game will be a rematch of the 2021 All-Star Game when the MLS All-Stars, tied 1-1 at the end of regulation, defeated the LIGA MX All- Stars in the penalty shootout thanks to two jaw-dropping saves by New England goalkeeper Matt Turner and a game-winning penalty kick by FC Dallas academy product Ricardo Pepi.

The 2022 MLS All-Star Game is part of the groundbreaking partnership between MLS and LIGA MX, which also includes major events on the football calendar, including the Leagues Cup and the Campeones Cup, and is committed to providing opportunities for continuous competition to strengthen the two leagues.

“The game last year between the MLS All-Stars and LIGA MX All-Stars was the most competitive MLS All-Star game of all time, and we are excited to renew the rivalry between the two leagues this summer “said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. . “Our partnership with LIGA MX brings out the best of the two leagues on and off the field, and I have no doubt that the intensity will be even higher for the rematch in Minnesota. Beyond the game, the All- Star Weekend celebrating our sport with a series of cultural and community initiatives for lovers of soccer in the region. from the first day to the MLS All-Star Game presented by Target, this will be an unforgettable week in Minnesota.

“For LIGA MX, it was a great experience to participate in the MLS All-Star Game for the first time last year. The players gave their all to represent our league and everyone enjoyed an unprecedented match, where the fans from each of our 18 teams have come together to support the LIGA MX team,” said Mikel Arriola, Executive Chairman of LIGA MX. “For us, the opportunity to relive this experience in 2022 is exciting and fills us with pride, but we are committed to preparing ourselves in the best way, and with our best players, to seek victory, and of course, revenge against MLS. .”

The match will be broadcast live on ESPN and Univision in the United States, TSN and TVA Sports in Canada, on ESPN in Mexico and Latin America, and in more than 190 countries around the world, with a kickoff scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET.

Tickets for the MLS All-Star Game presented by Target will go on sale to the public on April 28, however, fans can register for pre-sale opportunities by visiting MLSsoccer.com/All-Star or CLICK HERE.

With the continued commitment of the Major League Soccer to reduce its carbon footprint, greenhouse gas emissions associated with the operations of the MLS All-Star Game 2022 presented by Target, including the attendance of fans will be measured, reduced in extent possible and offset by verified offsets valuable. . A portion of each ticket will be allocated to support these initiatives and other local sustainable development initiatives in the twin cities.

In addition to the MLS All-Star Game, a week-long celebration of football culture will be highlighted with the MLS All-Star Concert presented by Target, the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge presented by AT&T 5G, as well as community and social events impact initiatives. Beats, Cleats and Eats presented by Coca-Cola will also return to give fans the opportunity to celebrate football food, music and culture.

With tickets on sale now for the MLS All-Star Concert presented by Target as well as the 2022 MLS All-Star Skills Challenge presented by AT&T 5G, MLS announced details of the events today.

Khalid to headline MLS All-Star Concert presented by Target

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Five-time Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum superstar Khalid will take center stage at the MLS All-Star Concert presented by Target on Monday, August 8 at the Commons in downtown Minneapolis.

“I couldn’t be more excited to take the stage at this year’s MLS All-Star Concert in the Twin Cities,” Khalid said. “I’m so happy to be a part of this historic moment and to play new music for the fans.”

Tickets are on sale now for $25 and can be purchased by visiting MLSsoccer.com/All-Star or SeatGeek.com. All proceeds from the concert will benefit The Alliance, a non-profit organization that focuses on regional equity at the intersection of racial justice, economic justice, environmental justice and health equity in the Twin Cities. .

MLS All-Star Skills Challenge presented by AT&T 5G to showcase MLS vs. LIGA MX

Tickets on sale now: CLICK HERE

The MLS All-Star Skills Challenge presented by AT&T 5G returns as the best of MLS take on the LIGA MX All-Stars in the annual skills competition on Tuesday, August 9 at 7 p.m. CT at Allianz Field.

Providing fans with a fun and unique take on the competitive rivalry intracontinentale, the stars of the two leagues will be exhibited in ten players from each team compete in this ultimate test of skill. The event will include five competitions authentically rooted in sport: Shooting challenge presented by AT & T 5G; Challenge presented by Old Spice contact; Cross & Volley Challenge presented by AT & T 5G; Passing Challenge presented by Bounty; and Crossbar Challenge presented by GilletteLabs.

MLS will be looking to claim the title of the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge of LIGA MX, winner of the 2021 edition in Los Angeles.

Tickets are on sale now, starting at $23 and can be purchased by visiting MLSsoccer.com/All-Star or SeatGeek.com.

All-Star Week will feature social responsibility as well as inclusion and equity initiatives

In addition to ticketed events, MLS All-Star Week, by MLS WORKS, Major League Soccer’s corporate social responsibility, alongside Minnesota United and Target, will focus efforts that directly support communities in Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

Planned events and initiatives include the MLS WORKS All-Star Service Day presented by Target and the Special Olympics Unified All-Star Game presented by MLS WORKS, ESPN and Coca-Cola. MLS and Target also today announced plans to build a mini-court at the Mount Airy Boys & Girls Club in Saint Paul. In partnership with Minnesota United and the US Soccer Foundation, the mini-pitch will be officially unveiled during All-Star Week as part of the MLS WORKS + Target All-Star Community Day. The project at Mount Airy Boys & Girls Club is part of the league’s commitment to building more inclusive communities, while continuing to emphasize the importance of fair play and providing greater access to young people from disadvantaged communities. served to play the game and learn essential life skills.

Importantly, MLS is continuing its inclusion and equity strategy to close the wealth equity gap by showcasing and supporting diverse leaders and entrepreneurs from Saint Paul and Minneapolis in its inaugural MLS All-Star Hometown Heroes Showcase. . The Hometown Heroes Showcase recognize and celebrate a selection of innovative, inclusive and impactful leaders who are making positive social change in one of four priority areas: education, mental health, food insecurity and social justice. These leaders and their organizations will receive a suite of support services to elevate and amplify their impact. Hometown Heroes will be integrated with MLS All-Star activities and social platforms leading to the All-Star and will culminate in a live panel discussion and showcase to highlight their mission and work.

Full details regarding community programming and additional entertainment events throughout MLS All-Star Week will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information on the MLS All-Star Game Presented Target, please visit www.MLSsoccer.com/All-Star.

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