MLS All-Star friendly match against Arsenal schedule has been set for July 28 at Avaya Stadium (7:30 p.m. ET) as the league’s topper will face famous Premier League side Arsenal in pre-season tour match.
Match between: Arsenal Vs MLS All-star [Highlights video will be available after the match]
Match type: Friendly
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Date: 28 July 2016
Venue: Avaya Stadium
Live Broadcaster: ESPN, UniMas, TSN, UDN, RDS
Last year match against Tottenham, and this year appearance of Arsenal is the second consecutive year MLS All-Stars will face English opposition. In 2015 All-Star beat surprisingly Tottenham by 2 – 1 so Arsenal not taking them lightly before starting a new season Arsenal don’t want to taking any chance without win a victory will help them to increase their self-belief to start a new league season.
The Gunners are English most successful clubs, they have 13 league titles and record 12 FA Cups, they also won two League Cups and 14 Community Shields in their club history. Arsenal finished their last season at second place, now they are eyeing on title of premier league this season. This friendly match will help them to test them self. Arsene Wenger the head coach of Arsenal confident about his team and he said we will play for win.
Major League Soccer announced the best 11 players name for the match of MLS All-Star Game in San Jose. All-Star Fan XI revealed name of the biggest stars that voted by the fans. Didier Drogba (Montreal Impact) and Kaka (Orlando City) are the top choice by the fans. If any players not selected by the fans he have still chance of selection from head coach Dominic Kinnear. Don Garber moved away from the squad for injury problem, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard has been selected this year, they will join with Mauro Diaz and Kyle Beckerman on the squad.
Possible playing XI of MLS All-Star:
Goalkeeper: Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union)
Defenders: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Keegan Rosenberry (Philadelphia Union), Laurent Ciman (Montreal Impact)
Midfielders: Kaka (Orlando City SC), Andrea Pirlo (New York City FC), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy)
Forwards: Didier Drogba (Montreal Impact), David Villa (New York City FC), Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC).
Possible playing XI of Arsenal:
Goalkeeper: Wojciech Szczesny (Poland)
Defender: Mathieu Debuchy (France), Kieran Gibbs (England), Per Mertesacker (Germany), Gabriel (Brazil)
Midfielder: Aaron Ramsey (Wales), Jack Wilshere (England), Mesut Ozil (Germany), Santi Cazorla (Spain)
Forward: Alexis Sanchez (Chile), Olivier Giroud (France), Theo Walcott (England)
Prediction: MLS All-Star 1 – 2 Arsenal