Why You Should Care About The MLS All-Star Game

Taryn Bray
Taryn is a senior studying broadcasting and digital media at the University of Florida with hopes to pursue a career in the sports industry upon graduation. She has a love for journalism and social media. She was born and raised in Miami, FL -- the city where some of the most eclectic individuals live and the state where the most insane news stories come from. She's a life-long lover of all things sports and was a three sport athlete back in high school so her passion for sports drives deep.

Let’s be real, I’m sure the majority of you out there reading this are bandwagon soccer fans. It’s true, don’t deny it. The mention of Major League Soccer makes you laugh and groan all at the same time, but as soon as someone mentions the US Men’s National Team you’re all “oooooomg I like loooove soccer.” Bandwagon fan. Well this is your chance to mix the two and maybe hopefully become interested in the immensely growing league that is professional soccer in the United States.

So why should you watch the MLS All Star Game you ask? The team is comprised of all the best players from around Major League Soccer, the majority of which play on their respective national teams. If you watched the World Cup, this is essentially the world cup (we wish), but on a much, much smaller scale and only one game. Yet it’s still a great soccer game to watch.

If you watched the US Men’s National team during the World Cup, I’d expect you to recognize these names on the MLS All-star roster: Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley, DaMarcus Beasley, Matt Besler, Omar Gonzalez, and Graham Zusi. Not to mention recently internationally retired household names that have made the move to MLS: ex-Brazilian superstar Kaka, ex-Spanish superstar David Villa and ex-English superstar Steven Gerrard. My point is: some of the best soccer players in the world are playing right here in the United States. And they’re playing together, ON ONE TEAM. Why would you NOT want to watch this game is my question? Don’t miss your chance. Just don’t.

If you’re one of those soccer fans that is like “why is the US team not so great?” That’s because the people out there who refuse to pay attention to MLS are influencing the younger generations who are seeing that soccer isn’t praised in their own country. Thus, people don’t usually desire to be that American soccer hero. If more kids might want to play soccer for the MLS, rather than going to the EPL or La Liga, there might be an increase in soccer interest

So basically it all relies on you guys.

The team will play against the English Premier League team Tottenham Hotspurs this Wed. July 29 at 9/8 p.m. CT on FOX Sports 1. Do it.

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