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MLS cancels 2020 All-Star Game, Leagues Cup and Campeones Cup

Major League Soccer has announced the cancellation of this year’s All-Star Game, Leagues Cup and Campeones Cup due to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a release by MLS, the decision to cancel the three events was made in order to provide more available dates as possible for when the league resumes play.

The 2020 All-Star Game was scheduled to take place in LAFC’s Banc of California featuring a match between the best of MLS and Liga MX. Instead, the league has announced 2021’s All-Star Game might still take place in Los Angeles. 

A host for the 2022 All-Star Game will be announced at a later date.

Meanwhile, the second edition of Leagues Cup has been cancelled. The competition was scheduled to take place between July and September. The competition will resume in 2021.

Lastly, Campeones Cup will also be canceled this year and resume in 2021. The competition features a matchup between the current MLS champion and Liga MX’s Campeon de Campeones. The match was scheduled to take place in Seattle on Aug. 12.

In last year’s competition, Atlanta United FC defeated Mexico’s Club America 3-2 in a thriller match that took place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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