We’re still in the midst of the 2017 MLS season, but the wheels are in motion for the coming seasons.
With Atlanta expected to host the 2018 MLS All-Star Game at the brand-new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a report from The Washington Post’s Steven Goff on Sunday claims there’s a “tentative” plan for the MLS All-Star Game to be hosted at Los Angeles Football Club’s Banc of California Stadium in 2020:
As @DougRobersonAJC reports, 2018 MLS All-Star Game will be in Atlanta. "Tentative" future sites, I'm told:— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) October 22, 2017
As Goff’s tweet notes, this is a “tentative” plan, but the trend is pretty clear, with the cities with new stadiums getting the nod, from San Jose in 2016 to Atlanta next year, and the three cities listed have or will have new stadia.
So that’s pretty exciting. The MLS All-Star Game has been hosted in Southern California twice, in San Diego in 1999 and in Carson in 2003. 2003! It’s been awhile.
I wouldn’t expect any confirmation on this for some time, probably years, but it’s something to keep in mind on the annual calendar in the years to come.
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