NEW YORK – Major League Soccer Tuesday announced that its Homegrown Team will take on Tigres UANL, the reigning Mexican league Under-20 champion in the fifth annual MLS Homegrown Game at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground July 31 at 8 p.m. ET.
The Homegrown Game is part of a week of events during 2018 MLS All-Star game in Altanta. In addition to the live national broadcast on Univision Deportes Network, the MLS Homegrown Game will be streamed live on Twitter for the first time.
Tigres UANL’s U-20 team brings an accomplished track record to the match. The club captured the Liga MX U-20 title in May and features numerous players that have received time with both the Tigres reserve squad and the first team side that has captured the Liga MX title in three out of the previous six tournaments.
Atlanta United Academy director Tony Annan will serve as the head coach for the Homegrown Team against Tigres. Annan, who helped build Atlanta’s academy from the ground up and brings more than 20 years of youth development experience to the match, is one of only six coaches to hold licenses from the U.S. Soccer Academy Director’s Course and the Elite Formation Coaching License course.
MLS Homegrown Game History
2017: MLS Homegrown Team 2-2 Chivas de Guadalajara U-20s
2016: MLS Homegrown Team 0-1 Mexico U-20s
2015: MLS Homegrown Team 1(4)-1(5) Club América U-20s
2014: MLS Homegrown Team 0–0 Portland Timbers U-23s