Major League Soccer announced Saturday that the 2017 MLS All-Stars will square off against Spanish giants Real Madrid.
The match, which will be hosted by the Chicago Fire at Soldier Field, will be played at 8 p.m. on August 2nd.
Real Madrid currently sit atop the La Liga table, six points clear of rivals FC Barcelona, and will host Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday.
The All-Star game will be a star-studded affair, featuring the top players in MLS and the likes of Gareth Bale, Isco and the rest of the Madrid squad. However, question marks remain over if Cristiano Ronaldo will feature in the match. The Portuguese international is poised to feature in the 2017 Confederations Cup after his nation’s triumph in France last summer. You never know though, Ronaldo does love the spotlight.
Veljko Paunovic, who will coach the MLS All-Stars, will certainly have his hands full with this match. He’s not one to back down from a challenge, though. Fire fans should be ecstatic that the league selected their city to host such a high-profile opponent; let’s hope that a few of the Men in Red will be out there to take on Los Blancos.
Is it August yet?