Major League Soccer awards 2015 All-Star Game to Colorado Rapids
The MLS All-Star game is officially going to Denver, Major League Soccer announced in a press release on Wednesday.
The match will pit an MLS All-Star team against an international club on Wednesday, July 29 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. FOX Sports and UniMás will broadcast the game in the United States, while TSN and RDS2 will televise the match in Canada.
The Colorado Rapids, one of Major League Soccer’s original clubs, will host the All-Star festivities for second time since 2007. Rapids manager Pablo Mastroeni, who played for the MLS All-Star team in the victory over Celtic, will serve as head coach of the All-Stars.
"Colorado has become a destination for marquee soccer events, and we are thrilled to bring the AT&T All-Star Game to the region," said MLS Commissioner Don Garber in a released statement. "Dick’s Sporting Goods Park is a tremendous stadium, and we know the enthusiastic support of Centennial 38 and other Rapids fans will provide a great home-field advantage for the MLS All-Stars."
Opened in 2007, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park’s 917-acre site is a public-private partnership between Kroenke Sports & Entertainment and Commerce City. the All-Star game will mark the 12th time an international club has played a collection of MLS players. The opponent for this summer’s exhibition match will be announced at a later date.
"It is a tremendous honor for the Rapids and Kroenke Sports and Entertainment to host the AT&T MLS All-Star Game," said Josh Kroenke, Colorado Rapids Alternate Governor. "Our fans have shown they are among the most passionate supporters in the country, and we are pleased to reward them with this high-profile event."