The 2021 Main League Soccer All-Star Sport, set to pit MLS’ finest towards Liga MX, will characteristic some adjustments within the voting course of.
For the primary time ever, a mixed vote from followers, gamers and media will assist choose 12 of the 26 gamers. In previous years it has been a poll crafted by media members the place followers and gamers have been capable of forged their alternatives, however this season MLS is shifting towards a system extra akin to filling out a fantasy soccer lineup.
As an alternative of selecting generically between defenders, midfielders and forwards, this new methodology will categorize gamers in seven particular positions (goalkeeper, proper again, middle again, left again, defensive midfielder, attacking midfielder, and ahead/winger).
The highest participant in every beginning place from the mixed votes might be named an All-Star, and the twelfth honoree would be the one with the next-highest quantity of votes total.
MLS head coach Bob Bradley might be answerable for selecting 12 different gamers himself, and MLS commissioner Don Garber will spherical out the roster with two alternatives.
Liga MX’s crew and coach might be composed of the 2021 Balón de Oro Award winners, after which a further choice of gamers. The festivities, which additionally characteristic a abilities competitors, will happen on August 24 and 25 at Banc of California Stadium.
“On the MLS facet, Mexican gamers like Chicharito, [Carlos] Vela and Jonathan [dos Santos] will most likely play, however Cruz Azul simply received the championship and we’re bringing some nice expertise,” mentioned Liga MX Government President Mikel Arriola in Los Angeles throughout the official announcement of the ASG. “The gamers that play in Mexico will need to inform a few of the opposition, ‘Pay attention, why did you guys go away if we’re higher?’ and vice versa. We’d like to ensure to instill that factor of rivalry.”
Fan voting is now open via the MLS app and at MLSsoccer.com.
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