It’s MLS vs. LIGA MX for the 2020 MLS All-Star Skills Challenge. The night before the MLS All-Stars face off against the LIGA MX All-Stars in the 2020 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target, the two leagues will go toe-to-toe in the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge at Banc of California Stadium on Tuesday, July 28 (7pm PT).
The 90-minute challenge will see a team of eight MLS All-Stars compete against a team of eight LIGA MX All-Stars in five skills authentically rooted in the sport. Alongside All-Stars from both leagues, celebrities, and MLS Greats in attendance, the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge experience will feature world-renowned soccer skills duo, The F2 Freestylers Jeremy Lynch and Billy Wingrove.
Providing an opportunity for all fans to experience the excitement from inside the stadium, tickets are on sale now for $20.
Fans around the world should mark their calendars as well. The MLS All-Star Skills Challenge will again be available to watch in the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, and around the world online through a multiplatform digital distribution. More details about where fans can the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge watch will be announced at a later date.
“The intensity escalates when it’s MLS vs. LIGA MX, and we can’t wait to bring that rivalry to the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge,” said Camilo Durana, MLS Senior Vice President, Properties and Events. “This year’s event will give fans in the stadium, and around the world, a chance to see the top stars in North America compete in a new environment, adding yet another dimension to our growing rivalry with LIGA MX and exciting programming to MLS All-Star week. We know it will be fun, but both squads will be out to win.”
Not only will the two teams compete in all three events from the 2019 edition, Shooting, Passing, and Cross & Volley, but this season will see the introduction of two additional events that will showcase the technical ability of each team: The Touch Challenge and The Crossbar Challenge. In the Touch Challenge, balls will be launched from varying distances and trajectories at each player to see who showcases ultimate ball control. Following Nani’s buzzer-beating crossbar finale from the 2019 MLS All-Star Skills Challenge, this year the Crossbar Challenge will be a standalone competition helping to crown the 2020 winner. Fans should expect another epic ending as players’ accuracy is tested before time runs out.
Participating players for each team will be announced following the selection of each league’s All-Star roster.