Whether you enjoy the MLS All-Star Game or think it’s a complete waste of time, the match pitting Major League Soccer’s stars against Real Madrid is on the schedule and will take place tonight at Soldier Field in Chicago. Orlando City is represented by Kaká and Dom Dwyer, the latter being originally selected while still a member of Sporting Kansas City.
Neither Orlando City player was selected by Chicago Fire and All-Star Head Coach Veljko Paunović. Dwyer, who also took part in the 2014 MLS All-Star Game, was a selection of MLS Commissioner Don Garber this year, along with FC Dallas midfielder Kellyn Acosta. Kaká’s inclusion is courtesy of being selected in the MLS All-Star Fan XI. This is the third appearance for Orlando City’s captain, who was named the game’s MVP back in 2015, when he tallied a goal and an assist in a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur.
The MLS All-Stars will face Spanish giants Real Madrid — an always entertaining side with a wealth of talent. Can the Major League Soccer stars dump another European visitor?
Defenders (8): DaMarcus Beasley (Houston Dynamo), Greg Garza (Atlanta United), Hernán Grana (FC Dallas), Matt Hedges (FC Dallas), Johan Kappelhof (Chicago Fire), Michael Parkhurst (Atlanta United), Jelle Van Damme (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City).
Midfielders (9): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Miguel Almirón (Atlanta United), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Kaká (Orlando City SC), Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire), Ignacio Piatti (Montreal Impact), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Chicago Fire), Diego Valeri (Portland Timbers).
Forwards (5): Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Dom Dwyer (Orlando City), Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC), Nemanja Nikolić (Chicago Fire), David Villa (New York City FC).
Goalkeepers (4): Kiko Casilla, Keylor Navas, Ruben Yanez, Luca Zidane.
Defenders (11): Dani Carvajal, Achraf Hakimi, Theo Hernandez, Manuel Hernando, Marcelo, Nacho, Luis Miguel Quezada, Sergio Ramos, Alvaro Tejero, Jesus Vallejo, Raphael Varane.
Midfielders (8): Marco Asensio, Casemiro, Dani Ceballos, Mateo Kovacic, Toni Kroos, Marcos Llorente, Luka Modric, Gareth Bale,
Forwards (7): Karim Benzema, Francisco Feuillassier, Daniel Gomez, Isco, Borja Mayoral, Oscar Rodriguez, Lucas Vazquez.
How to Watch
Time: Coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Venue: Soldier Field – Chicago, IL.
TV: FS1, Univision.
Streaming: FOX Sports GO, Univision Deportes.