Some of the best soccer talent from around the world will appear in Chicago in early August.
Major League Soccer and the Chicago Fire announced today that Chicago will be the home of the 2017 MLS All-Star Game. The game will be played at historic Soldier Field.
Reigning UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid will take on the MLS All-Stars on August 2nd at 8 p.m. CST. The game will be broadcasted live on FS1, UniMás, TSN and TVA Sports, across a total of 170 countries from around the world.
The league unveiled this special trailer to celebrate the event:
This marks the first time a La Liga will participate in the All-Star Game. Chicago previously held the event in 2005 at Toyota Park.
Chicago Fire head coach Veljko Paunovic commented on the announcement via a release:
“It is an honor to represent Major League Soccer and to work with our League’s great players in a match against one of the top clubs in the word,” said Paunovic. “I know how special it is to compete against Real Madrid and I think our players and fans will also enjoy the experience.”
Real Madrid has won a record 32 La Liga championships and 11 UEFA Champions League titles since being founded in 1902.
The club is home to stars Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos.
Tickets for the event are currently on sale now. You can purchase tickets here.