FOX Sports to Debut Ref Cam as MLS All-Stars Battle Real Madrid
Studio and Match Coverage Live From Soldier Field
LOS ANGELES, CA – FOX Sports features multi-platform coverage of the 2017 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target, as U.S. MNT stars Tim Howard and Michael Bradley and global soccer icons Kaka, David Villa and Bastian Schweinsteiger lead the MLS All-Stars against 12-time UEFA Champions League title winners Real Madrid and a lineup expected to feature Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos. Live coverage from Soldier Field in Chicago begins Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 8:30 PM ET on FS1.
FOX Sports enhances its second MLS All-Star Game telecast with Ref Cam technology, providing viewers distinctive angles and points of view throughout the match, and with its all-star broadcast team of analysts, special correspondents and reporters.
FOX Sports MLS All-Star Game coverage (all times ET & subject to change)
- MLS All-Star Game pregame show (Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 8:30 PM ET, FS1)
- MLS All-Star Game (Wednesday, Aug. 2, 9:00 PM ET, FS1)
- “FOX Soccer Live” (Tuesday, Aug. 1, 10:30 AM ET, FOX Soccer Facebook Page)
- “The Rec League” (Wednesday, Aug. 2, 8:00 PM ET, FOX Soccer Facebook Page)
Rob Stone hosts pregame, halftime and postgame studio coverage from a field-level set at Chicago’s Soldier Field alongside former MLS stars Alexi Lalas, Eric Wynalda and Stu Holden, beginning at 8:30 PM ET. Once the action begins on the field, lead soccer play-by-play announcer John Strong calls the match alongside former Columbus Crew goalie Brad Friedel, with Katie Witham reporting from the sideline. Accomplished multilingual journalist and two-time Ballon D’Or host Kate Abdo serves as special correspondent covering Real Madrid.
FOX Soccer’s Facebook Live show “The Rec League,” hosted by Holden and Rachel Bonnetta, kicks off MLS All-Star Game coverage with a 30-minute preview show on Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 10:30 AM ET live from Soldier Field. On match day, digital coverage for the league’s 22nd All-Star Game begins at 8:00 PM ET with a special MLS edition of “FOX Soccer Live” hosted by Bonnetta.
In Spanish, Jaime Motta and Felipe Valenzuela provide special reports for FOX Deportes’ flagship program FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO.
All FOX soccer matches can be live streamed via FOX Sports GO and FOX Soccer 2Go. FOX Sports GO is available on FOXSportsGO.com or on the FOX Sports GO app, which can be downloaded from iTunes, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store. Streaming is also now available on several connected devices, including Apple TV, Android TV, FireTV, Roku, Chromecast and Xbox One.