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Los Angeles, CA | Nov 20 | Kelly Landaverde – @Kel_landaverde
Major League made a huge announcement, that the home of the LAFC will host the 2020 MLS All-Star Game on July 29. The best of the MLS will take of the Liga MX-all stars in the first matchup during the league’s milestone 25th season. The game will be broadcast domestically on ESPN and Univision. It will also be broadcasted internationally through TSN,TVA sports in Canada, ESPN throughout Mexico and Latin America. The MLS Coach of the year and LAFC’s will coach the MLS All Stars. The all star week will include different programing to celebrate the sport, and culture of soccer as part of the league’s 25th season of festivities that include concerts, parties, the MLS All Star Skills Challenge, and the MLS Innovation showcase. Target renewed a multi year partnership with the MLS, thus being the presenting partner on both the All Star game and the MLS All Star Concert.
“We are so pleased to bring the 2020 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target to Los Angeles, one of the great soccer markets in North America,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. “As we celebrate our 25th season, we wanted to deliver an unique and unprecedented format for our annual All-Star Game. Our first ever game between the best of MLS and LIGA MX’s top players is the perfect way to build on the growing relationship between the two top soccer leagues in the region.”
“For LIGA MX it is a privilege to be part of MLS’ celebration of its 25th season with this MLS All-Star Game,” said LIGA MX Executive President Enrique Bonilla. “Also, it represents another step in the partnership that we have established between two of the best leagues in the world. I know that this game being played in a spectacular setting and a magnificent stadium will be exciting for our fans, in a city that is special to us. For LIGA MX, it will always be important to be close to our supporters in the United States. The MLS All-Star Game, of course, strengthens the sports rivalry between MLS and LIGA MX. A rivalry that will collaborate directly in the growth of the sport in our region.”