D.C. United head coach Wayne Rooney will function chief of the MLS All Star group as they tackle Premier League aspect Arsenal FC on Wednesday, July 19 at Audi Subject.
Historically, the supervisor of the Main League Soccer aspect internet hosting the occasion doubles because the All Stars supervisor. The upcoming version of the competitors will present Rooney with a distinct perspective, after taking part as a participant on two completely different events.
He first featured in opposition to the MLS All-Stars in 2011 as a member of Manchester United, earlier than occurring to characterize the American league within the 2019 version in opposition to Atlético Madrid.
“I’ve had a front-row seat to observe the expansion and improvement of Main League Soccer, first as a participant and now as a supervisor,” stated Rooney. “The chance to steer the very best our league has to supply in opposition to a prime Premier League membership like Arsenal might be a spotlight for me personally and an unforgettable expertise for our passionate fanbase right here in D.C.”
Arsenal isn’t any stranger to the MLS All Star occasion, after taking part within the 2016 version in San Jose at PayPal Park. The English aspect triumphed 2-1 over the very best of Main League Soccer, as a late purpose by Chuba Akpom secured the victory.
The group returns seven years later with a brand new set of gamers, together with US males’s nationwide group determine Matt Turner, led by supervisor Mikel Arteta.
“It’s nice that we’re taking part in in opposition to the MLS All-Stars in Washington D.C. in July,” stated Arteta. “Our US tour final summer season was superb preparation for the season, and we’re trying ahead to as soon as once more visiting our wonderful supporters within the US. The match in opposition to the MLS All-Stars might be check forward of the 2023-24 season.”
Following back-to-back MLS All-Star wins over the LIGA MX All-Star group in 2021 and 2022, the 2023 MLS All-Star Sport would be the seventeenth time MLS welcomes an elite worldwide membership for the midsummer showcase.
The MLS All-Stars have beforehand confronted golf equipment from the English Premier League, Italy’s Serie A, Germany’s Bundesliga, Spain’s La Liga, the Scottish Premiership, and Mexico’s Liga MX.