NEW YORK – Major League Soccer Thursday announced that Atlético de Madrid, 10-time champions of La Liga, will meet Major League Soccer’s leading players in the 2019 MLS All-Star Game in Orlando, Fla. July 31.
Atletico’s top players, including Antoine Griezmann, Álvaro Morata, Jan Oblak and Diego Costa will take on the MLS’ best at Orlando City Stadium.
“The atmosphere in Orlando will be intense and memorable when Atlético de Madrid takes on the MLS all-stars,” MLS commissioner Don Garber said. “Atlético de Madrid joins the list of the many prominent clubs in global soccer to play in our midseason showcase, and we know the passionate supporters that make up The Wall and the rest of Orlando City Stadium will provide a distinctive home-field advantage for the MLS all-stars.”
Established in 1903, Atlético de Madrid is one of most popular clubs in the world. Atlético de Madrid’s 10 La Liga championships rank among the top three in Spain. With 30 trophies won across all competitions, the reigning Europa League champions sit second in the La Liga standings.
Among the club’s many international stars are Griezmann, the silver boot winner for 2018 FIFA World Cup champion France and a 2016 finalist for the FIFA Men’s Player of the Year Award. Prior to joining Atlético de Madrid, Griezmann spent five seasons at Real Sociedad where he was a teammate of Carlos Vela, the Los Angeles Football Club and Mexican national team standout who leads MLS in scoring.
Among other key players, Atlético de Madrid also feature Morata, a member of the Spain national team, Costa, the hard-nosed striker who has enjoyed a long and successful career at the club level and with the Spain national team, and Oblak, one of the top goalkeepers on the international scene who has won the last three consecutive Zamora trophies as La Liga’s best goalkeeper.