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MLS introduces All-Star Skills Challenge presented by Target

MLS stars and global soccer icons Wayne Rooney, Carlos Vela, Jonathan dos Santos and Nani will be joined by Koke and other Atlético de Madrid players to headline the new MLS All-Star Skills Challenge presented by Target on on Tuesday, July 30 at 8 p.m. ET

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Watch & Interact with the Skills Challenge

Not only will fans be able to watch on MLSsoccer.com and the MLS App, the Skills Challenge will be streamed live on ESPN, FOX, and Univision in the U.S., TSN and TVA Sports in Canada – as well as in more than 170 countries around the world through Major League Soccer’s international media partners.

Additionally, both domestic and global audiences experiencing the action via streams on Twitch (twitch.tv/mls) and Twitter (@MLS) can join the action through interactive elements, including a fan vote

The Teams

Hosted by the F2 Freestylers Jeremy Lynch and Billy Wingrove, who have worked with top professional players from around the world, amassing a social following of more than 20 million fans, the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge presented by Target will be a 90-minute event that features three teams - MLS All-Stars, Orlando City SC, and Atlético de Madrid- competing in three skills authentically rooted in the sport.

Atlético Madrid

  • Koke
  • TBA
  • TBA

The Skills

Shooting

The pressure is on and accuracy is key as each team takes shots on goal, attempting to hit targets with varying point values based on degree of difficulty.

Touch and Volley

Technique and creativity will be on display as each player showcases his ability to score dynamic goals. Players will receive a series of crosses served in by their teammates and attempt to score on goal. Different points will be awarded based on the whether the shot is a full volley, bicycle kick, etc.

Passing

Each team is on the clock to score as many points as possible in two minutes by hitting static and moving targets that range in points based on degree of difficulty.

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