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Major League Soccer takes the mid-season break on August 10th with a show down between the MLS All-Stars and LIGA MX All-Stars. The MLS All-Star games has typically consisted of the Eastern and Western Conference players battling it out for supremacy. In more recent years, European league has been the opposition for this ‘friendly’ competition. Last year LIGA MX brought their all-stars to American soil and suffered a penalty kick shootout loss. Regulation ended in a 1-1 draw.
Liga MX will again travel north of their border and take on the MLS All-Stars at Allianz Field in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This game provides an excellent opportunity for the United States to showcase the improving soccer landscape to the world, but Mexico will look to get into the win column off last year’s disappointing result.
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The bet365 Sportsbook has listed the MLS All-Stars as the slight favorites, at +103 on the money line. The Liga MX All-Stars are coming in at +190. A $100 wager for Liga MX to win in regulation would net a $190 profit. The bet365 Sportsbook also allows a wager on the tie after regulation, and that is listed at +280.
While Liga MX will be looking to redeem 2021, they enter this game as the more rested team because they have only played about eight games since the start of the season. The MLS All-Starts may have more miles on the tires this season, they have a few players who will try and show out for their home country. Both Chicharito and Carlos Vela will be on the MLS All-Stars, after playing most of their careers in their home country of Mexico.
The rosters for both sides were also chosen a bit differently. Liga MX chose their players based on the Player of the Year nominees, while the U.S. All-Stars were chosen by popular vote. Fans of other sports understand the fan vote conundrum. Backers of the MLS All-Stars may be left to wonder if this team is indicative of the best the MLS has to offer.
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