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MLS All-Stars vs. Liga MX All-Stars coming to Banc of California Stadium Aug. 25

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The mega All-Star Game is finally coming to Los Angeles.

MLS: 2020 All-Star Announcement Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

A year later, the MLS All-Star Game is coming to The Banc.

MLS announced on Wednesday the 2021 MLS All-Star Game will take place at LAFC’s Banc of California Stadium on August 25. The MLS All-Stars will take on the Liga MX All-Stars, in a first-ever All-Star game between the top players in the league.

“Fans have been looking forward to this historic matchup for more than a year, and we have no doubt the 2021 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target will prove to be worth the wait,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber in a statement. “A game of this magnitude in Los Angeles, played in front of incredible fans in one of the greatest soccer stadiums in global soccer, is unlike anything our sport has seen. This event is a perfect expression of the groundbreaking partnership that continues to build between MLS and LIGA MX.”

LAFC head coach Bob Bradley will coach the MLS All-Stars, and the 2021 All-Star will follow through with the original plans of the 2020 All-Star Game, which ultimately had to be scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic last year. With no All-Star Game at all in 2020, The Banc was expected to be hosting the resumed All-Star Game, and so it has come to pass, with the date being shifted to later in the year in line with the shift in the MLS regular season schedule.

Details about ticket availability to the public and other events around All-Star Week will be forthcoming, but for now, you can sign up for the presale info on the league website. All in all, the All-Star Game unlike any other we’ve seen before is on.

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