NEW YORK – Major League Soccer has announced that the MLS Homegrown Team will play Chivas’ Under-20 team in the fourth MLS Homegrown Game at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. Aug. 1 at 7 p.m.
The game is part of events leading up to the MLS all-star game, which will pit the league’s best against Spanish power Real Madrid at Soldier Field Aug. 2.
The MLS squad will be coached by U.S. Soccer and MLS forward Brian McBride, who will be assisted by one-time MVP Mike Magee, a former MetroStars and Red Bulls player.
Chivas’ U-20 team brings an accomplished track record to the match. The club captured the Liga MX U-20 title in May and features several players that have received time with the Chivas reserve team along with the first team side that captured its record 12th Liga MX title in May. Chivas had five players represent Mexico at the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, the most of any Liga MX team.
In each of their first years participating as coaches of the MLS Homegrown Team, McBride and Magee bring a winning pedigree as MLS legends and Chicago natives to the Homegrown Game.
During his playing career, Magee won 2013 MLS MVP honors playing for the Chicago Fire, while McBride participated in three World Cups with the U.S. national team, concluding his MLS career with the Fire.
For the second consecutive year, the MLS Homegrown Game will be broadcast live on national television on UDN.