eMLS All-Star Challenge: What are the pairings?

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eMLS professional players will team up with influencers from the gaming community, musicians, pro athletes and amateur gamers for a dynamic, fun and entertaining two-versus-two competition for the 4th annual eMLS All-Star Challenge presented by Coca-Cola Zero Sugar.

Chad Ochocinco, Wale and Castro are a few of the stars participating in this year’s eMLS Challenge and are sure to bring excitement to fans and gamers alike.

A full breakdown of this year’s eight pairings can be found below:

KingCJ0 & Wale

  • D.C. native pairs up with D.C. United's eMLS player to make a hometown favorite.

Cissé & Jake Barford

  • FC Cincinnati's official TikTok Creator and Cincy native pairs with FC Cincinnati's eMLS player to rep the Orange & Blue.

Loux11 & Elischa Edouard

  • French-speaking Elischa Edouard pairs with CF Montréal's eMLS player and Frenchman.

AlanAvi & AA9Skillz 

  • FC Dallas' official TikTok Creator and Dallas native pairs with FC Dallas' eMLS player, a pairing that happens year-round at Complexity.

Local Qualifier Winner & Chad Ochocinco

  • A local fan gets an NFL legend and Sporting Kansas City trialist as a teammate for the day. 

NYC_Chris & Erin Ashley Simon

  • D1 soccer player pairs with one of eMLS' most successful players of all time.

Youssef Aboyoussef & Jake Lucky

  • Gaming and influencer news reporter and personality pairs with the reigning winner of the eMLS Amateur Cup and eMLS National Open Qualifier.

GAdamou10 & Castro

  • Streamer turned Super Bowl commercial star and returning eMLS All-Star Challenge veteran pairs with a former eMLS Cup champion.