LOS ANGELES (AP) — Landon Donovan can be excused for thinking Major League Soccer’s top players had faced their Mexican league counterparts in an All-Star game before. The MLS showcase has had various formats over the years, so it can be hard for former players and fans to keep track. Next season’s game will be the first one to match the top players from the prominent North American leagues. The 2020 MLS All-Star Game will be played July 29 at Banc of California Stadium. MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Liga MX Executive President Enrique Bonilla made the announcement Wednesday at the stadium, which is the home of Los Angeles FC. “Why the heck haven’t we done this before? It makes too much sense,” said Donovan, who played in both leagues. “If you think the guys in Liga MX aren’t coming to show themselves, you are crazy. It is going to be a lot of fun.” Garber said there have been discussions with Bonilla in the past, but they didn’t come to fruition. As the relationship between the two leagues has developed, though, both sides decided this would be the right time with MLS celebrating its 25th season in 2020. The… Read full this story
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