2024 MLS All-Star Game set for July vs. Liga MX. Tickets on sale soon. Here’s where to buy


Tickets go on sale Friday for the 2024 MLS All-Star game, which will again feature MLS All-Stars against a team of Liga MX All-Stars from Mexico.

The game is set for July 24 at Lower.com Field in Columbus, Ohio, the league announced Monday. Apple TV will live stream the game via MLS Season Pass. Tickets can be purchased at MLSsoccer.com/AllStar beginning at 10 a.m. Friday.

It will be the third MLS All-Star Week to pit MLS against Liga MX as the soccer leagues continue their partnership, which also includes major events on the soccer calendar like Leagues Cup and Campeones Cup.

The intent is to showcase “the global and rising stars of our leagues, and the strength of our sport in North America,” MLS Executive Vice President of Properties and Events Camilo Durana said in a statement. “Our previous encounters set a high bar for intensity and competition in all-star games.”

Liga MX president Mikel Arriola called the matchup a privilege and said his league will “bring together its best players to form a competitive team.”

“We are very excited about the opportunity to reconnect and be close to the Mexican fanbase in the United States,” he said in the statement.

Will Lionel Messi play in 2024 MLS All-Star game?

Lionel Messi could be an MLS All-Star for the first time in his career if he is healthy and available for the game.

It’s important to note: Messi is expected to join Argentina for this summer’s Copa America 2024. The MLS All-Star game will be 10 days after the Copa America final on July 14 in Miami.

Inter Miami’s first match after Copa America and the MLS All-Star weekend is July 17 against Toronto FC.

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MLS vs. Liga MX All-Star Skills Challenge

The MLS and Liga MX All-Stars will also compete in the All-Star Skills Challenge, which will take place July 23, as 10 stars from each side will participate in several competitions.

MLS will also host a week of events in Columbus surrounding the game, including concerts, community service initiatives, player appearances and an additional showcase match featuring the best young players from the MLS academies playing in MLS NEXT.

MLS All-Stars vs. Liga MX history

The MLS All-Stars have won both previous All-Star Games against Liga MX, winning the inaugural 2021 edition in penalties and the 2022 match 2-1 with goals from Carlos Vela (LAFC) and Raúl Ruidíaz (Seattle Sounders FC).

How will MLS All-Star players be selected?

The MLS All-Star roster will consist of 12 players selected by a fan vote, 12 players selected by MLS All-Star coach Wilfried Nancy, and two players selected by MLS Commissioner Don Garber. The Liga MX All-Star roster will consist of 26 players. More details about fan voting and the selection process will be announced at a later date.

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