The MLS has announced what top-flight European club will face its All-Star squad this July: Atlético Madrid.
— Planet Fútbol (@si_soccer) April 1, 2019
MLS All-Star Game Details
The 2019 MLS All-Star game takes place on July 31st at Orlando City Stadium.
Atlético Madrid, who will be in the middle of their 2019 ICC schedule, should provide very challenging match for the All-Stars. Atléti playing at anything near their full defensive capabilities will make it impossible for the MLS squad to score. And while Atléti aren’t quite the global brand as their La Liga peers Barcelona and Real Madrid, they still have plenty of star power, including striker Antoine Griezmann, Thomas Lemar, Koke, Diego Costa, Álvaro Morata, and Saúl Ñíguez if Manchester City don’t buy him first.
Last year’s game against Juventus (sans Ronaldo) in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium drew a record crowd of 72,317.