Datebook: Real Madrid will face MLS all-stars in Chicago

Spanish giant Real Madrid will face the MLS all-stars in the 2017 MLS All-Star Game on Aug. 2 at Soldier Field in Chicago. This will mark the first time a team from Spain's La Liga will appear in the MLS All-Star Game.

The MLS all-stars have faced foreign opposition the last 12 years in a row, winning seven of 12 games.

The game, which will air at 9 p.m. ET on FS1 and UniMas, will follow three summer matches for Real Madrid at the International Champions Cup: Manchester United July 23 in Santa Clara, California; Manchester City July 26 in Los Angeles and Barcelona July 29 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

MLS All-Star Games:
1996: East 3, West 2 (East Rutherford, N.J.)
1997: East 5, West 4 (East Rutherford, N.J.)
1998: MLS USA 6, MLS World 1 (Orlando, Fla.)
1999: West 6, East 4 (San Diego)
2000: East 9, West 4 (Columbus, Ohio)
2001: East 6, West 6 (San Jose, Calif.)
2002: MLS 3, U.S. National Team 2 (Washington, D.C.)
2003: MLS 3, Guadalajara 1 (Carson, Calif.)
2004: East 3, West 2 (Washington, D.C.)
2005: MLS 4, Fulham 1 (Columbus, Ohio)
2006: MLS 1, Chelsea 0 (Bridgeview, Ill.)
2007: MLS 2, Celtic 0 (Commerce City, Colo.)
2008: MLS 3, West Ham United 2 (Toronto)
2009: MLS 1, Everton 1 (Everton 4-3 on penalties) (Sandy, Utah)
2010: MLS 2, Manchester United 5 (Houston)
2011: MLS 0, Manchester United 4 (Harrison, N.J.)
2012: MLS 3, Chelsea 2 (Chester, Pa.)
2013: MLS 1, Roma 3 (Kansas City, Kan.)
2014: MLS 2, Bayern Munich 1 (Portland, Ore.)
2015: MLS 2, Tottenham 1 (Commerce City, Colo.)
2016: MLS 1, Arsenal 2 (San Jose, Calif.)
8 comments about "Datebook: Real Madrid will face MLS all-stars in Chicago".
  1. Nick Daverese, April 17, 2017 at 4:40 a.m.

    Who is the manager for the allstar team? He has to tell the manager of Real Madrid that they will not high pressure on defense. Then high pressure them for at least the first half just like Bruce Arena did years ago.

    How can an allstar team out play even Real Madrids B team. They play and practice together every day.

  2. Quarterback TD, April 17, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

    Instead of giving the millions to Real Madrid why don't they give it to the MLS players by having an East vs West all start fame.. like the other 21 all-star games I will miss this as I have better things to do than watch a sport being played at a low level.

  3. Fire Paul Gardner Now replied, April 17, 2017 at 9:41 a.m.

    This is far more lucrative and also far more interesting. Still not that interesting, mind you, but better than east v west. I may at least watch this.

  4. beautiful game, April 17, 2017 at 10:27 a.m.

    I've seen enough MLS, NHL, and NFL all-star games as sporting events doing a tango. These events are like medicine shows of old.

  5. Quarterback TD replied, April 17, 2017 at 1:29 p.m.

    What about NBA and MLB ? MLB is as real as it get for any all star game.. at one time FIFA had a East vs West soccer game-- I never saw it but the general consensus was it was extremely boring and players were not taking it even 1/4 seriously..

  6. Nick Daverese, April 17, 2017 at 10:32 a.m.

    This is for Quarterback since we are both soccer and football guys. After the NFL championship game was won. later they played the college allstars in game. The allstars lost most of those games. But every once in a while they would actually win a game. I don't remember much about the game they won except dick Butkus was on one of the college teams that won.

  7. Quarterback TD replied, April 17, 2017 at 1:19 p.m.

    Nick, to be honest it's not everything that NFL does I like or even pay attention to.. e.g. one of the things I lost interest in watching but still follows who is selected is the pro bowl.. other than that give me all the season games, playoffs, super bowl, Hall of Fame induction and draft picks.. after that it's family time..

  8. Nick Daverese, April 17, 2017 at 2:05 p.m.

    I like to watch the Super bowl in a sports bar. Not in the house I don't watch it much any more. I loved it as a kid. I found out at a young age I was very good a tackling people :)

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