The soccer community in North America was waiting for years for this game, and it will finally become true. The 2021 MLS All-Star Game will see the Major League Soccer's top players taking on the biggest names from the Liga MX in a historic matchup.
The United States - Mexico soccer rivalry has already brought us memorable chapters for the history books at the international stage, now it is time for their clubs and players to take the field in a game in which the stakes will be high.
MLS and Liga MX sides have frequently faced off in the Concachampions, but this will be an even more special encounter as they'll put their best players on the pitch to see who reigns in the region. With the All-Star Game drawing nearer, let's take a look at the Mexican league's roster for the match.
Liga MX roster for 2021 MLS All-Star Game
26 players will be traveling to Los Angeles representing the Liga MX All-Star Team. Cruz Azul title-winning coach Juan Reynoso Guzman will be at the helm of the team after being named Liga MX head coach of the 2020/21 season.
He has selected 11 players from the list while the first 14 were the winners and nominees for the Mexican league's Golden Ball awards. One more player is yet to be announced by the Liga MX president Mikel Arriola. These are the 25 players that are already confirmed for the 2021 MLS All-Star Game:
Guillermo Ochoa (América), Coach's pick
Alfredo Talavera (Pumas UNAM), Golden Ball: Best Goalkeeper
Jesús Corona (Cruz Azul), Golden Ball: GK nominee
Pablo Aguilar (Cruz Azul), Golden Ball: Best defender nominee
Matheus Doria (Santos Laguna), Golden Ball: Best defender
Victor Guzman (Tijuana), Golden Ball: Best rookie
Cesar Montes (Monterrey), Coach's Pick
William Tesillo (León), Coach's Pick
Juan Escobar (Cruz Azul), Coach's pick
Jesús Gallardo (Monterrey), Coach's pick
Fernando Navarro (León), Golden Ball: Best fullback
Salvador Reyes (Puebla), Golden Ball: Best FB nominee
Pedro Aquino (América), Coach's pick
Fernando Gorriarán (Santos Laguna), Golden Ball: Best DM nominee
Angel Mena (León), Coach's pick
Luis Montes (León), Golden Ball: Best AM
Guido Pizarro (Tigres), Coach's pick
Luis Romo (Cruz Azul), Golden Ball: Best DM
Rubens Sambueza (Toluca), Golden Ball: Best AM nominee
Diego Valdés (Santos Laguna), Coach's pick
Alexis Canelo (Toluca), Golden Ball: Forward nominee
André-Pierre Gignac (Tigres), Coach's pick
Rogelio Funes Mori (Monterrey), Coach's pick
Santiago Muñoz (Santos Laguna), Golden Ball: Best Rookie nominee
Jonathan Rodríguez (Cruz Azul), Golden Ball: Best Forward