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2018 MLS All-Star Media Center

Your center for the latest news, media schedule, accreditation information and more for the 2018 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target, the 2018 MLS Homegrown Game presented by Energizer and every event during MLS All-Star Week
 
2018 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target: Game Guide: Includes numerical roster, game notes, MLS All-Star Game history and much more
 
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For media-related questions, contact Charlie Corr at Charlie.Corr@MLSsoccer.com (Senior Coordinator, Communications)
 
MLS All-Star Press Releases
 
MLS Media Resources
 

2018 MLS All-Star Week Media Schedule

Times and locations subject to change; all times local (ET)
 

ATLANTA TRANSPORTATION NOTES:

Media shuttles will be provided on Monday, July 30, and Tuesday, July 31, in between several media-related events. The full breakdown of pickup/dropoff times and locations are indicated below.

Limited parking passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis for open training on Tuesday, July 31, and the MLS All-Star Game on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Contact MLS Communications for details.

Date  Event Location Contact
Saturday, July 28      

Media staffing: 1 – 5 p.m.

 
MLS Digital HQ presented by Wells Fargo hours:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Media Credential Pickup
  • Media must show photo ID to claim credentials and may not pick up credentials for colleagues.
  • Media credentials will only be available for pickup at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, except on game day when they can be collected at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
 
Media planning to cover the MLS Homegrown Game on Tuesday, July 31, at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground must pick up their credential at the Hyatt Regency prior to heading to the stadium.
Ballroom VII
265 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, Ga.
Phone: (630) 201-4359
 
Erika Martinez:
Phone: (623) 628-4057
12 – 11 p.m.
MLS BeltLine Block Party
Full schedule details to be released shortly.
Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark – Atlanta BeltLine
 
680 Dallas St. NE, Atlanta, Ga.
Phone: (516) 567-4468
4 p.m.
MLS All-Star Week Media Game
Media members and their families are invited to kick off MLS All-Star Week festivities with the All-Star Media Game. All skill levels are welcome!
 
Broll & interview opportunities with soccer legends starting at 5 p.m.
Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark – Atlanta BeltLine
 
680 Dallas St. NE, Atlanta, Ga.
RSVP & further information:
Phone: (626) 665-5352
 
Phone: (630) 201-4359
Sunday, July 29
     
Media staffing and MLS Digital HQ presented by Wells Fargo hours:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Media Credential Pickup
  • Media must show photo ID to claim credentials and may not pick up credentials for colleagues.
  • Media credentials will only be available for pickup at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, except on game day when they can be collected at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
 
Media planning to cover the MLS Homegrown Game on Tuesday at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground must pick up credential at the Hyatt Regency prior to heading to the stadium.
 
Ballroom VII
 
265 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, Ga.
Phone: (630) 201-4359
 
Erika Martinez:
Phone: (623) 628-4057
4:30 p.m. training
 
Mixed zone availability after training
MLS Homegrown Availability and Training
 
The MLS Homegrown Team will host a training session at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground in preparation for the MLS Homegrown Game presented by Energizer against Tigres UANL’s U-20s. Homegrown Players will be available in a mixed zone following training.
 
Broll & interview opportunities with players
 
861 Franklin Gateway SE, Marietta, Ga.
 
(Parking: Franklin Gateway Sports Complex, 1034 Franklin Gateway SE)

Paul.Ochoa@mlssoccer.com
Phone: (626) 665-5352

6 p.m.
MLS All-Star Concert presented by Target
 
A live, free concert will take place at the Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark, headlined by hip-hop artist and Atlanta native 2 Chainz.
 
Broll & photo opportunities
Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark – Atlanta BeltLine
 
680 Dallas St. NE, Atlanta, Ga.
Phone: (516) 567-4468
Monday, July 30
     
Media staffing and MLS Digital HQ presented by Wells Fargo hours:
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Media Credential Pickup
  • Media must show photo ID to claim credentials and may not pick up credentials for colleagues.
  • Media credentials will only be available for pickup at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, except on game day when they can be collected at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
 
Media planning to cover the MLS Homegrown Game on Tuesday at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground must pick up credential at the Hyatt Regency prior to heading to the stadium.
 
Ballroom VII
 
265 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, Ga.
Phone: (630) 201-4359
 
Erika Martinez:
Phone: (623) 628-4057
9 a.m. departure
>>MEDIA SHUTTLE>>
Hyatt Regency Hotel Grand Hall East for pickup
Phone: (347) 806-3268
10 a.m. training
 
Mixed zone availability after training
MLS All-Stars Availability and Training
 
The MLS All-Stars host a training session at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground in preparation for the MLS All-Star Game. Players not involved in Monday’s press conference will be available after training.
 
Broll & interview opportunities with players
 
861 Franklin Gateway SE, Marietta, Ga.
 
(Parking: Franklin Gateway Sports Complex, 1034 Franklin Gateway SE)
Phone: (708) 921-6504
10:30 a.m. training begins
MLS Homegrown Availability and Training
 
The MLS Homegrown Team will host a training session at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground in preparation for the MLS Homegrown Game presented by Energizer against Tigres UANL’s U-20s. Homegrown Players will be available in a mixed zone following training.
 
Broll & interview opportunities with players
 
861 Franklin Gateway SE, Marietta, Ga.
 
(Parking: Franklin Gateway Sports Complex, 1034 Franklin Gateway SE)
Paul.Ochoa@mlssoccer.com
Phone: (626) 665-5352
12 p.m. departure
>>MEDIA SHUTTLE>>
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground for pickup
 
Phone: (347) 806-3268
2 p.m. start
MLS All-Star Press Conference
 
The official joint team press conference of the 2018 MLS All-Star Game will feature coaches and players from both teams, as well as photo opportunities.
 
Broll & interview opportunities with players
MLS Digital HQ presented by Wells Fargo: Southern Exchange
 
200 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Ga.
Phone: (404) 579-4344
3:15 p.m. departure
>>MEDIA SHUTTLE>>
MLS Digital HQ presented by Wells Fargo: Southern Exchange for pickup
Phone: (347) 806-3268
4 – 5 p.m.
MLS WORKS Legacy Project: Mini-pitch unveil
 
MLS Commissioner Don Garber and other prominent figures will be on site as MLS WORKS, the US Soccer Foundation and Target host an All-Star Community Day to unveil one of 10 new soccer mini-pitches that Target is building in the Atlanta region. The event is open to the public.
 
Broll & interview opportunities

Anderson Park Recreation Center

120 Anderson Ave. NW, Atlanta, Ga.

Phone: (516) 567-4468
5:30 p.m. departure
>>MEDIA SHUTTLE>>
Anderson Park Recreation Center for pickup
Phone: (347) 806-3268
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Men in Blazers All-Star Extravaganza presented by Etihad
 
Roger Bennett and Michael Davies bring their global football passion to Atlanta, with guest appearances by MLS All-Stars and other prominent figures. Doors open to the public starting at 6 p.m., with the show starting at 7 p.m.
 
Broll opportunities with talent, guests
 
152 Luckie St. NW
Atlanta, Ga.
Phone: (516) 567-4468
7 – 10 p.m.
MLS Media Mixer
 
Media are invited to attend a media mixer at White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails, with free drinks and appetizers.
 
RSVP required
 
 
270 Peachtree St. NW, 100
Atlanta, Ga.
RSVP is required:
Paola.Garcia@mlssoccer.com
Tuesday, July 31
     
Media staffing and MLS Digital HQ presented by Wells Fargo hours:
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Media Credential Pickup
  • Media must show photo ID to claim credentials and may not pick up credentials for colleagues.
  • Media credentials will only be available for pickup at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, except on game day when they can be collected at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
 
Media planning to cover the MLS Homegrown Game on Tuesday at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground must pick up credential at the Hyatt Regency prior to heading to the stadium.
 
Ballroom VII
 
265 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, Ga.
Phone: (630) 201-4359
 
Erika Martinez:
Phone: (623) 628-4057
10 a.m. training begins
 
Mixed zone to follow training
 
Juventus Open Training
 
Current seven-time Serie A champions Juventus host a training session at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in preparation for the MLS All-Star Game. Players and coaches will be available via mixed zone after training, which is a ticketed event open to the public.
 
Broll & interview opportunities with players
 
1414 Andrew Young International Blvd., Atlanta, Ga.
 
(Parking: Gold Deck, located north of the Georgia Dome; parking pass required, on first-come, first-served basis)
Phone: (347) 806-3268
Mixed zone before training
 
12 p.m. training begins
 
MLS All-Stars Open Training
 
The MLS All-Stars host a training session at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in preparation for the MLS All-Star Game. Players and coaches will be available via mixed zone after the training, which is open to the public.
 
Broll & interview opportunities with players
 
1414 Andrew Young International Blvd., Atlanta, Ga.
 
(Parking: Gold Deck, located north of the Georgia Dome; parking pass required, on first-come, first-served basis)
Phone: (708) 921-6504
4 p.m. departure
>>MEDIA SHUTTLE>>
Hyatt Regency Hotel Grand Hall East for pickup
Phone: (347) 806-3268
6:30 p.m.
Special Olympics All-Star Unified match
 
A game between Special Olympic athletes from the U.S. and Canada participate in the Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star Soccer Match.
 
Broll & photo opportunities
 
861 Franklin Gateway SE, Marietta, Ga.
 
(Parking: Franklin Gateway Sports Complex, 1034 Franklin Gateway SE)
Phone: (516) 567-4468
8 p.m.
MLS Homegrown Game presented by Energizer
 
MLS Homegrown Players take on Mexico’s Tigres UANL U-20s in a matchup of the best young talent in North America. Media availability will include a postgame press conference and mixed zone.
 
Broll & interview opportunities with players
 
861 Franklin Gateway SE, Marietta, Ga.
 
(Parking: Franklin Gateway Sports Complex, 1034 Franklin Gateway SE)
Paul.Ochoa@mlssoccer.com
Phone: (626) 665-5352
11 p.m. departure
>>MEDIA SHUTTLE>>
Phone: (347) 806-3268
Wednesday, Aug. 1      
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
MLS WORKS All-Star Day of Service presented by Wells Fargo
 
Volunteers will spread throughout the community and give back to the city of Atlanta for the annual MLS All-Star Day of Service.
 
Broll & interview opportunities
Various locations in Atlanta
Phone: (516) 567-4468
12 – 3 p.m.
eMLS All-Star Challenge presented by Wells Fargo
 
eMLS competitors team up with influencers from the gaming community, MLS players and amateur games in 2 vs. 2 competition
 
Broll & photo opportunities
MLS Digital HQ presented by Wells Fargo: Southern Exchange
 
200 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Ga.
Phone: (516) 567-4468
3 – 7 p.m.
Soccer Celebration presented by Scott
 
A free pregame festival that will help get fans in the spirit of the game through fun and exciting activities for all ages.
 
Broll & photo opportunities
Georgia World Congress Center – 285 Andrew Young International Blvd., Atlanta, Ga.
 
Georgia International Plaza – 1 Philips Dr., Atlanta, Ga.
Phone: (516) 567-4468
5 p.m. – halftime
Media Credential Pickup
  • Media must show photo ID to claim credentials and may not pick up credentials for colleagues.
  • Media credentials will only be available at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on game day.
 
1414 Andrew Young International Blvd., Atlanta, Ga.
 
(Parking: Gold Deck, located north of the Georgia Dome; parking pass required, on first-come, first-served basis)
Phone: (630) 201-4359
 
Erika Martinez:
erimartinez819@gmail.com
Phone: (623) 628-4057
7:30 p.m. kickoff
MLS All-Star Game presented by Target
 
MLS All-Stars take on seven-time Serie A champions Juventus.
 
MLS All-Stars and Juventus players will be available following the game for interviews.
 
For live shots, please contact Christa Mann.
 
1414 Andrew Young International Blvd., Atlanta, Ga.
 
(Parking: Gold Deck, located north of the Georgia Dome; parking pass required, on first-come, first-served basis)
Phone: (708) 921-6504
Halftime
2018 MLS WORKS Community MVP Contest presented by Wells Fargo Grand Prize Winner Announcement
 
The grand prize of $25,000 will be awarded to a charity of the winner’s choice.
 
1414 Andrew Young International Blvd., Atlanta, Ga.
 
(Parking: Gold Deck, located north of the Georgia Dome; parking pass required, on first-come, first-served basis)
Phone: (516) 567-4468
 
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