The MLS All Star Game is the so-called “Star Match” of Major League Soccer (MLS), the American Football League that is also the organizer of the event.
MLS All-Star Game is an annual screening game hosts by the Major League Soccer of the North American Football League. During the first few years of the league, the star teams from the Eastern and Western Conference of the League faced off against each other. In the 2000s the match was mostly between the all-star team and the foreign club.
MLS All Star GameHistory:
The event that began to play in 1996, brings together the main players of MLS in a selection chosen by the fans. This game follows the pattern of other prestigious US sports leagues, such as the NBA, the US basketball league.
In the first 6 seasons of Major League Soccer history, which started in 1996, the MLS All-Star Game was played with one exception between the league’s eastern and western conference.
The exception was the 1998 World Cup when teams from the US and foreign players from MLS met. In the World Cup in 2002, the league’s other star players played against the US national team.
East x West and West x East:
As with other US leagues, MLS All-Star was a game played between players of US East Coast teams against players of the West Coast team. It was played in this format in 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2004. There were 4 east wins against a west victory and a draw. Read more about MLS here.
MLS USA x MLS World:
In 1998, a match was played between US MLS players which were popular as MLS USA – against foreign league players – called MLS World. The Americans won 3-2 in the only match played in this format.
Since 2005, the opponent of the MLS All-Star Game has come every year from Britain. Between 2010 and 2011, the opponent was Manchester United England twice in a row.
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