After an 18-year absence, MLS reintroduced the Skills Challenge, which pitted MLS all-stars against players from host Orlando City and Atletico Madrid following the Homegrown Game at Disney's ESPN
Wide World of Sports Complex.
2019 MLS Skills Challenge:
The winner? The host Lions with 202 points, ahead of Atletico Madrid with 195 points and the MLS stars in third with 168.
competition, used by MLS at the 1998-2001 all-star games, consisted this year of three challenges: Shooting, Touch & Volley and Passing.
The competition went down to the final
element, a passing competition that included 25 points for balls off the woodwork.
On his final attempt, first-year Portuguese star Nani hit the woodwork to allow Orlando City to overtake
Orlando City: Nani, Sebastian Mendez, Chris Mueller. Atletico
Madrid: Koke, Hector Herrera, Joao Felix. MLS all-stars: Jonathan dos Santos, Wayne Rooney, Carlos Vela.