LAFC and Major League Soccer today announced that the 2020 MLS All-Star Game, originally scheduled to take place on July 29 and feature the best of MLS against a team of LIGA MX all-stars, has been cancelled.
The 2021 MLS All-Star Game and festivities are expected to take place in Los Angeles at the same venue. MLS and LIGA MX will resume discussions regarding the event, and there is every expectation that next year’s All-Star Game will be MLS vs. LIGA MX in The Heart of Los Angeles.
While tickets to the All-Star Game had not gone on sale yet, fans who purchased tickets to the All-Star Skills Challenge via Ticketmaster will be automatically refunded. Refunds will take up to two weeks to be processed by Ticketmaster. Tickets purchased at the stadium box office with cash will be refunded once regular business hours resume when the venue reopens. Fans can visit www.bancofcaliforniastadium.com for the latest information regarding All-Star Skills Challenge refunds and venue box office hours.
In addition, the league also provided updates on the status of Leagues Cup and Campeones Cup previously scheduled for 2020:
Leagues Cup: The second edition of the annual tournament between top MLS and LIGA MX teams, which was to take place between July and September, has been cancelled in a joint decision by both leagues. MLS and LIGA MX plan to play Leagues Cup in 2021.
Campeones Cup: The third edition of Campeones Cup, which features the reigning MLS Cup champion against the winner of LIGA MX’s Campeón de Campeones, has been cancelled by the two leagues. It was scheduled to take place on August 12 at CenturyLink Field, the home of the 2019 MLS Cup champions, Seattle Sounders FC. The event will return in 2021.