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MLS cancels 2020 MLS All-Star Game in Los Angeles

But they hope to hold the 2021 edition at The Banc.

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MLS announced Tuesday the 2020 MLS All-Star Game, scheduled for July 29 at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, has been cancelled.

The game was to pit a squad of Liga MX all-stars against the MLS all-stars in a new format, and was to be the first centerpiece league event at Los Angeles Football Club’s home stadium. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is not a surprise the marquee midseason event has been scrapped.

The release from MLS did note they expect to hold the 2021 MLS All-Star Game at The Banc, hopefully with the Liga MX all-stars, so the flagship event could yet come to our neck of the woods.

The league also announced the 2020 editions of the Leagues Cup and Campeones Cup have been cancelled as well. LAFC were not scheduled to play in either competition this year.

The only All-Star related event that had sold tickets so far was for the All-Stars Skills Challenge. If you purchased tickets and want a refund, you need to go to the point of purchase — either Ticketmaster or to the LAFC Box Office whenever it reopens.

The news is a bit of a bummer, but considering all team sports in the United States have been on ice for over two months, the announcement to cancel the All-Star Game this year isn’t a huge surprise. Hopefully things will be in solid shape and we can have a blowout at The Banc in 2021.

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