Major League Soccer (MLS) released details of the skills competition on the sidelines of its All-Star Game on Thursday, which will showcase the accuracy of athletes on the North American circuit and those of their Liga MX rivals.
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Ten representatives from each of the leagues will compete in a series of five events. Players will be judged on shots on goal, ball control, crosses and volleys as well as passing. The ultimate challenge will be the crossbar, where the goal is to reach the top of the cage with a long shot.
To represent the Garber circuit, the leaders called on two stars who recently joined the league, Lorenzo Insigne (Toronto FC) and Hector Herrera (Houston Dynamo).
Other league participants will be forwards Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas) and Javier Hernandez (Los Angeles Galaxy), midfielders Sebastian Driussi (Austin FC), Carles Gil (New England Revolution), Hany Mukhtar ( Nashville SC) and Emanuel Reynoso (Minnesota United) and goalkeepers Sean Johnson (New York City FC) and Dayne St. Clair (Minnesota United).
The MLS skills competition is scheduled for Tuesday, August 9 and will be webcast live on the TVA Sports website. It will precede the MLS-Liga MX All-Star Game by one day, to be held this year at Allianz Field, home of Minnesota United.