MLS All-Star Week | The Breakdown

MLS All-Star Week | The Breakdown

It’s finally here, Orlando. MLS descends upon the City Beautiful for the next week to bring you the MLS All-Star Game, as the best of Major League Soccer take on Spanish giants Atletico Madrid. But it’s not just the game—there’s a full week of events taking place throughout Central Florida. Here’s the rundown.

All events require registration, so once you’ve chosen what you’d like to attend, click here to get your tickets. 

Sunday, June 28, 6p – eMLS All-Star Challenge – Ace Café

Watch the best of eMLS put their skills to the test in a 2v2 FIFA tournament at Ace Café on Sunday at 6 pm. The eMLS competitors will be teamed with influencers from the gaming community along with fan qualifiers, one of which will play alongside Orlando City eMLS player Abe. 

Throughout the Week – MLS WORKS Initiatives

MLS WORKS, the league’s social responsibility platform, is coming to Orlando for a host of community events and initiatives that will take place throughout the week. These include a Day of Service on Saturday, July 27, and a Community Day on Monday, July 29. For details and how to get involved in the MLS WORKS events, click here.

Tuesday, July 30, 5p – MLS Homegrown Game – ESPN Wide World of Sports

All-Star Game Eve features two exciting competitions down at Walt Disney World. Orlando native Benji Michel and goalkeeper Mason Stajduhar will represent Orlando City in the league’s annual Homegrown Game, spotlighting the brightest Homegrown talent in a match against Liga MX superpower Chivas Guadalajara’s U20 side. 

Tuesday, July 30 – 8p – MLS All-Star Skills Challenge – ESPN Wide World of Sports

Orlando will see the debut of an all-new, incredibly exciting event following the Homegrown Game. Three teams of three will battle in skills tests including passing, touch and volley, and shooting. Orlando City will have their own team in the event, with Nani, Chris Mueller, and Sebas Mendez representing the Lions. They’ll take on an MLS superteam of Carlos Vela, Wayne Rooney, and Jonathan dos Santos, as well as an Atletico Madrid trio featuring club legend Koke, Mexican star Hector Herrera, and $142 million Portuguese wunderkind Joao Felix. 

Your $10 ticket includes entry to both the Homegrown Game and the Skills Challenge.

Wednesday, July 31 – 9:30a – Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star Match – ESPN Wide World of Sports

For the sixth consecutive year, MLS WORKS and ESPN are teaming up to host the Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star Match, featuring the East All-Stars against the West All-Stars in an 11v11 match. The game is comprised of players with intellectual disabilities (the Special Olympics Athletes) and without intellectual disabilities (the Unified Partners). Tickets to the game are free.