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Arsenal FC will be the opponent in this year’s Major League Soccer MLS All-Star game.

Roger Hampel

The upcoming Major League Soccer All-Star game is one of the most anticipated events in the soccer world, bringing together some of the best players in the MLS to compete against a top European club team. This year's game is set to be particularly exciting, as the MLS All-Stars will take on the English Premier League leaders, Arsenal. Owned by American businessman Stan Kroenke, Arsenal is one of the most successful clubs in English football history, having won 13 top-flight titles and a record 14 FA Cups. The Gunners are currently enjoying a strong season, sitting at the top of the EPL table with eight points clear of Manchester City, who have a game in hand, with 10 games left to play. This renowned English Premier League (EPL) club, currently in first place in the EPL, will play against the MLS All-Stars at Audi Field, Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, July 19, while on Tuesday, July 18, the night before the All-Star Game, the best of MLS will compete against Arsenal FC in the 2023 MLS All-Star Skills Challenge presented by AT&T 5G at the same venue.

Tickets for the All-Star Game will go on sale on Wednesday, March 28, while tickets for the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge presented by AT&T 5G are currently available. Wayne Rooney, D.C. United Head Coach, will be the head coach for the MLS All-Stars as they take on the Premier League club. Fans can watch both the All-Star Game and MLS All-Star Skills Challenge in English, Spanish, and French on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app. The event will be available to viewers in more than 100 countries and regions. Rooney, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in English football history, will undoubtedly relish the opportunity to face off against his former EPL rivals. The former Manchester United and Everton striker enjoyed a successful stint in the MLS with DC United, where he scored 25 goals in 52 appearances before retiring in 2019.


This year's All-Star game will mark a return to the traditional format of the best of MLS playing against a major European club team. In previous years, the MLS has experimented with different formats, including a matchup between the MLS All-Stars and the Mexican Liga MX All-Stars in 2021.

However, the return to the traditional format is likely to be welcomed by fans, who will relish the chance to see some of the top players from the MLS take on a European powerhouse like Arsenal. The game is scheduled for July 19 at DC United's Audi Field in Washington DC, and is sure to be one of the highlights of the soccer calendar.


1996: East 3, West 2 (East Rutherford, N.J.)
1997: East 5, West 4 (East Rutherford, N.J.)
1998: MLS USA 6, MLS World 1 (Orlando, Fla.)
1999: West 6, East 4 (San Diego, Calif.)
2000: East 9, West 4 (Columbus, Ohio)
2001: East 6, West 6 (San Jose, Calif.)
2002: MLS 3, U.S. National Team 2 (Washington, D.C.)
2003: MLS 3, CD Guadalajara 1 (Carson, Calif.)
2004: East 3, West 2 (Washington, D.C.)
2005: MLS 4, Fulham FC 1 (Columbus, Ohio)
2006: MLS 1, Chelsea FC 0 (Bridgeview, Ill.)
2007: MLS 2, Celtic FC 0 (Commerce City, Colo.)
2008: MLS 3, West Ham United FC 2 (Toronto, Ont., Canada)
2009: MLS 1, Everton FC 1 (Everton 4-3 pen) (Sandy, Utah)
2010: Manchester United FC 5, MLS 2 (Houston, Texas)
2011: Manchester United FC 4, MLS 0 (Harrison, N.J.)
2012: MLS 3, Chelsea FC 2 (Chester, Pa.)
2013: AS Roma 3, MLS 1 (Kansas City, Kan.)
2014: MLS 2, Bayern Munich 1 (Portland, Ore.)
2015: MLS 2, Tottenham Hotspur 1 (Commerce City, Colo.)
2016: Arsenal FC 2, MLS 1 (San Jose, Calif.)
2017: MLS 1, Real Madrid 1 (Real Madrid 4-2 pen) (Chicago, Ill.)
2018: Juventus 1, MLS 1 (Juventus 5-4 pen) (Atlanta, Ga.)
2019: MLS 0, Atletico Madrid 3 (Orlando, Fla.)
2021: MLS 1, LIGA MX 1 (MLS 3-2 pen) (Los Angeles, Calif.)
2022: MLS 2, LIGA MX 1 (Saint Paul, Minn.)


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