All-Star Game Cancelled due to COVID-19

Major League Soccer announced Tuesday, May 19, 2020, that the MLS All-Star game was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Major League Soccer can have other available dates to schedule the remainder of their season with the cancellation of the All-Star game. This 2020 All-Star game was unique as it would feature the first clash between Major League Soccer’s All-stars facing off Liga MX’s All-Stars.

Scheduled originally for July 29, 2020, and held at the Banc of California Stadium, home of Carlos Vela‘s LAFC. This game is set to reschedule for summer 2021, and most likely following the same format and expected to be at the same venue.

In an article written at Revolution Soccer, here’s the official word on the cancellation and when it’ll be rescheduled:

“Both MLS and Liga MX took the decision to cancel the second annual Leagues Cup, with a plan to resume the competition next year. The same decision was taken for the Campeones Cup, a matchup between the MLS Cup winners and the Liga MX Campeón de Campeones winners that this year was set to be hosted by Seattle Sounders FC on Aug. 12. Campeones Cup will return in 2021.”

These exciting matchups would’ve featured exciting clashes all-around the field. This game was promising enough that would’ve featured plenty of goals to go around. Already knowing the cancelation of the All-Star Game, the real question is, who would’ve made the starting eleven for the Liga MX All-Stars?

Jose Maria Morelos Stadium on January 18, 2019 in Morelia, Mexico. (Photo by Jaime Lopez/Jam Media/Getty Images)

Although taking in consideration, current league standings, current player form, individual talent, future injuries, popularity (although it is mostly that), club transfers or other club duties, I think this would’ve been the 23-player roster to represent Liga MX:

Goalkeepers: Nahuel Guzman (Tigres), Guillermo Ochoa (America), Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul).

Defenders: Miguel Layún (Monterrey), Bruno Valdez (America), Antonio Briseño (Chivas), Jesus Gallardo (Monterrey), Nicolas Sanchez (Monterrey), Luis Quintana (Pumas), Alan Mozo (Pumas).

Midfielders: Leonardo Fernández (Toluca), Brian Lozano (Santos), Angel Mena (Leon), Carlos Rodriguez (Monterrey), Guido Pizzarro (Tigres), Rubens Sambueza (Puebla), Luis Montes (Leon), Javier Aquino (Tigres).

Forwards: Jonathan Rodriguez (Cruz Azul), André-Pierre Gignac (Tigres), Julio C Furch (Santos), Giovanni Dos Santos (America), Jose Macias (Chivas).

With everything in consideration, in my opinion, I see that these players would make the cut to represent the Liga MX in this exciting game. Some of the players won’t probably be here in a year from now, who knows? For sure, whoever represents both sides of the field will bring an exciting time for the fans.

Who do you think would have made the cut in the 23-player roster set to represent Liga MX? Do you agree with the picks? Who should replace who? Let us know in the comments.