Diego Simeone, Antoine Griezmann and company are coming to Orlando. This morning the league announced La Liga’s Atletico de Madrid will take on the best of MLS in the 2019 All-Star Game Wednesday, July 31 at Orlando City Stadium.
“The atmosphere in Orlando will be intense and memorable when Atletico de Madrid take on the MLS All-Stars,” league commissioner Don Garber declared in a press release. “Atletico de Madrid joins the list of the many prominent clubs in global soccer to play in our midseason showcase, and we know the passionate supporters that make up The Wall and the rest of Orlando City Stadium will provide a distinctive home-field advantage for the MLS All-Stars.”
“Atletico de Madrid are proud to participate in our first Major League Soccer All-Star Game and battle the many great players of MLS,” added Enrique Cerezo, president of Atletico Madrid. “The US and Canada have always been important markets for our club and competing in the MLS All-Star Game is an excellent opportunity to connect with our fans in North America and reach out to new ones.
“It will also be a great experience to play in Orlando, which has developed into a top soccer city with incredibly passionate fans since joining MLS. This is an exciting moment for Atletico de Madrid.”