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Major League Soccer cancels All-Star Game, midseason clashes with Liga MX

By Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted - May 19, 2020 at 3:51 p.m.



SANDY — There’s still no timetable for a decision on when Real Salt Lake will return to play, pending Major League Soccer’s current league-wide hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. But several midsummer special events won’t proceed any further.

The league has canceled the annual MLS All-Star Game, which was scheduled for July 29 against a team of Liga MX All-Stars from Mexico's first division at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.

The 2021 All-Star Game will be placed in Los Angeles, and the two sides are presently in discussions to play the event then. MLS is also reviewing proposals from three cities to host the 2022 All-Star Game.

In addition, the second edition of the Leagues Cup has been canceled by both MLS and Liga MX, and the third edition of the Campeones Cup, pitting the reigning MLS Cup champion against the winner of Liga MX’s Campeon de Campeones, has also been called off.

Tickets to the 2020 All-Star Game had not gone on sale, but anyone who had purchased tickets to the All-Star skills challenge or other events surrounding All-Star weekend in Los Angeles will be automatically refunded, according to MLS. Refunds may take up to two weeks for processing by Ticketmaster.

Real Salt Lake's outdoor training facilities have been open for individual workouts since May 6.

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