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The MLS All-Star Game is upon us. The United States professional soccer league’s annual showcase of its best players is different than other all-star games in the major North American sports leagues. Fans still get to see their favorite players play together, but instead of taking on each other, the MLS’s best work together and take on a team of stars from another country. Here’s everything you need to know about the MLS All-Star game, including the game’s format, the 2022 roster, and how to watch.

2022 MLS All-Star Game Format

For the second year in a row, the MLS All-Star game will feature a group of American-based stars vs. a team of all-stars from Mexico’s LIGA MX.

This is the second year in a row where this game will put MLS vs. LIGA MX. In 2021, the match ended in a 1-1 draw and went to a penalty kick shootout. During the shootout, Damir Kreilach (Real Salt Lake), Dániel Sallói (Sporting Kansas City), and Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas) converted from the spot.

On the LIGA MX side, Rogelio Funes Mori (Monterrey), Érik Lira (UNAM), and Salvador Reyes (América) couldn’t find the back of the net, and the MLS won 3-2 on penalties.

In previous years the MLS all-stars have taken on Spain’s Atletico Madrid (2019) and Real Madrid (2017), Italy’s Juventus (2018) and Roma (2013), England’s Arsenal (2016) and Tottenham Hotspur (2015), Chelsea (2012, 2006), Manchester United (2011, 2010), Everton (2009), West Ham (2008), Fulham (2005), Germany’s Bayern Munich, Scotland’s Celtic (2007), and Mexico’s Gudalajara (2003).

In 2002, the MLS all-stars played the USMNT, and in the other years (starting in 1996), the league played a more traditional East vs. West or U.S. vs. the World intra-MLS format.

2022 MLS all-star Roster 

The 2022 MLS All-Star Game roster has 26 players. The roster is made up of 12 players voted in by MLS players, fans, and media, and 12 players selected by Minnesota United FC and MLS All-Star head coach Adrian Heath. Finally, MLS Commissioner Don Garber selects the final two players.

The 2022 roster looks like this:

GKAndre BlakePhiladelphia UnionMFDarlington NagbeColumbus Crew
GKSean JohnsonNYCFCMFHany MukhtarNashville SC
GKDayne St. ClairMinnesota UnitedMFCarles GilNE Revolution
DFWalker ZimmermanNashville SCMFSebastián DriussiAustin FC
DFDeandre YedlinInter MiamiMFLuciano AcostaFC Cincinnati
DFKai WagnerPhiladelphia UnionFWBrandon VázquezFC Cincinnati
DFDiego PalaciosLAFCFWCarlos VelaLAFC
DFKamal MillerCF MontrealFWRaúl RuidíazSeattle Sounders
DFAaron LongNew York Red BullsFWJordan MorrisSeattle Sounders
DFJakob GlesnesPhiladelphia UnionFWChicharitoLA Galaxy
DFJulián AraujoLA GalaxyFWTaxi FountasD.C. United
MFIlie SánchezLAFCFWJesús FerreiraFC Dallas
MFEmanuel ReynosoMinnesota UnitedFWPaul ArriolaFC Dallas

NYCFC’s Taty Castellanos and Alexander Callens made the roster via vote. However, Callens is injured and NYFC recently loaned Castellanos to the Spanish club Girona.Brandon Vázquez and Jakob Glesnes are their replacements.

2022 LIGA MX all-star Roster

On the other side of the pitch, the LIGA MX all-star lineup looks like this:

GKCarlos AcevedoSantos LagunaMFErik LiraCruz Azul
GKOscar UstariPachucaMFFernando BeltranChivas
DFJesus AnguloTigresMFAvilés HurtadoPachuca
DFLisandro LópezTijuanaMFAlexis VegaChivas
DFGustavo CabralPachucaMFÁlvaro FidalgoAmerica
DFHugo NervoAtlasMFAldo RochaAtlas
DFBrayan AnguloTolucaFWHeriberto JuradoNecaxa
DFLuis ReyesAtlasFWVíctor GuzmánPachuca
DFKevin ÁlvarezPachucaFWLuis QuiñonesTigres
DFJuan EscobarCruz AulFWJuan DinennoPumas
MFJulián QuiñonesAtlasFWJulio FurchAtlas
MFGuido PizarroTigresFWGerman BerterameMonterrey
MFLuis ChávezPachucaFWUriel AntunaCruz Azul

How to watch the 2022 MLS All-Star Game


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The 2022 MLS All-Star game is at Minnesota United’s Allianz Field on Wednesday, August 10, and kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Fans can watch or stream the game ESPN and UniMas in United States or on TSN4 and TVA Sports in Canada.

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