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How To Watch the 2024 MLS All-Star Game

It’s north versus south as the MLS All-Stars take on the Liga MX All-Stars this July. Learn why you’ll need MLS Season Pass to watch the 2024 MLS All-Star Game.

The best of Major League Soccer will hit the pitch on July 24, as the MLS All-Star Game takes over Lower.com Field in Columbus, Ohio. This year’s opponent will be the Liga MX All-Stars, who the MLS All-Stars defeated in 2021 and 2022.

MLS Season Pass on Apple TV will stream the 2024 All-Star Game and All-Star Skills Challenge. The service offers unprecedented MLS coverage alongside plenty of features. But if you’re skeptical of another streaming subscription, we offer a closer look at MLS Season Pass and whether it’s worth the price of admission.

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What channel shows the MLS All-Star Game?

You can watch the 2024 MLS All-Star Game exclusively on MLS Season Pass in the Apple TV app. MLS Season Pass will present the match with English-, Spanish-, and French-language commentary in over 100 countries and regions.

Pro tip: The Apple TV app is available on most streaming devices—like Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and Samsung TVs—but not on Android phones and tablets.

2024 MLS All-Star Week schedule

MLS All-Star Week kicks off on Saturday, July 20, in Columbus, Ohio. While most of the fan-focused activities are designed for those in attendance, three main events will stream online. Check out the TV schedule below for viewing details.

Event Day Time (ET) Channels
MLS NEXT All-Star Game Tuesday, July 23 11:30 a.m. TBA
MLS All-Star Skills Challenge Tuesday, July 23 7:30 p.m. MLS Season Pass
2024 MLS All-Star Game Wednesday, July 24 8:00 p.m. MLS Season Pass

Data effective as of post date.

Best MLS All-Star Game TV plans

MLS Season Pass on Apple TV is your exclusive ticket to watch the 2024 MLS All-Star Game. While it means the match won’t air on traditional broadcast TV, the service offers unparalleled access and features that elevate the viewing experience. You can stream both the All-Star Game and All-Star Skills Challenge, complete with multiple commentary tracks and playback options.

One of our favorite parts about MLS Season Pass is its extensive archive of past All-Star Games. We love reliving those classic MLS East vs. MLS West showdowns, which featured some of the wildest hairstyles ever caught on camera.

For those mainly interested in this year’s game, the monthly MLS Season Pass plan is a convenient choice—priced at $12.99 for Apple TV+ subscribers and $14.99 for everyone else. But devoted soccer fans will want the full-season plan to catch the second half of the 2024 campaign. Fortunately, Apple usually offers the full-season plan at a discounted rate as the season progresses.

Screenshot of the 2023 MLS All-Star Game streaming on MLS Season Pass.
In a world of clutter, we appreciated Apple’s clean and simple 2023 MLS All-Star Game presentation. (Image credit: CableTV.com)
The MLS All-Star show page on MLS Season Pass.
The MLS All-Star show page on MLS Season Pass includes every All-Star Game from 1996 to 2022. The 2023 game has its own show page. (Image credit: CableTV.com)

Author’s verdict: Subscribing to MLS Season Pass is a burden if you’re anything less than a diehard MLS fan. Sure, there’s no other way to watch most MLS games on TV, and the escape from regional sports networks is great. But a season-long subscription can feel pricey—especially when your favorite team is in poor form. (I’m looking at you, Orlando City.) The good thing is that there’s no better time to sign up for the full-season plan than in July when Apple offers it at 50% off.

Can I watch the MLS All-Star Game for free?

There isn’t a way to watch the MLS All-Star Game for free. But you can sign up for a monthly MLS Season Pass subscription for as low as $12.99 a month. That’ll get you the All-Star Game alongside every MLS and Leagues Cup match happening the month of your subscription.

With the 2024 MLS season reaching its halfway point, Apple typically lowers the annual cost of MLS Season Pass to 50% off. That discounted price went live on July 1, so hit the button below to score the latest MLS Season Pass deal. And, who knows? Maybe you’ll get your money’s worth as your favorite team makes a run for the MLS Cup Final on December 7.

MLS All-Star Game team rosters

The 2024 MLS All-Star Team features 30 players selected through a multifaceted process. A combination of MLS players, fans, and media personnel voted on the first twelve roster spots. The All-Star Team head coach, Wilfried Nancy of the Columbus Crew, chose sixteen players, while MLS Commissioner Don Garber handpicked the remaining two spots.

This year’s All-Star voting process occurred from May 29 to June 10. The Liga MX All-Star Team followed a similar 30-player selection process but has yet to reveal the final results. In the meantime, check out the full 2024 MLS All-Star Team roster below.

Position Player Club
GK Roman Bürki St. Louis City SC
GK Hugo Lloris Los Angeles FC
GK Maarten Paes FC Dallas
DF Jordi Alba Inter Miami CF
DF Rudy Camacho Columbus Crew
DF Justen Glad Real Salt Lake
DF Aaron Herrera D.C. United
DF Thiago Martins New York City FC
DF Steven Moreira Columbus Crew
DF Luca Orellano FC Cincinnati
DF Miles Robinson FC Cincinnati
DF Keegan Rosenberry Colorado Rapids
MF Luciano Acosta FC Cincinnati
MF Sergio Busquets Inter Miami CF
MF Mathieu Choinière CF Montréal
MF Evander Portland Timbers
MF Ryan Gauld Vancouver Whitecaps FC
MF Héctor Herrera Houston Dynamo FC
MF Robin Lod Minnesota United FC
MF Hany Mukhtar Nashville SC
MF Darlington Nagbe Columbus Crew
FW Riqui Puig LA Galaxy
FW Cristian ‘Chicho’ Arango Real Salt Lake
FW Christian Benteke D.C. United
FW Federico Bernardeschi Toronto FC
FW Denis Bouanga Los Angeles FC
FW Juan ‘Cucho’ Hernández Columbus Crew
FW Lionel Messi Inter Miami CF
FW Luis Suárez Inter Miami CF
FW Diego Rossi Columbus Crew

Data effective as of post date.

How to watch the MLS All-Star Game FAQ

How can I watch the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge?

You can watch the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge on MLS Season Pass via the Apple TV app. This year’s event will include five competitions:

  • Shooting Challenge
  • Touch Challenge
  • Cross and Volley Challenge
  • Passing Challenge
  • Crossbar Challenge

Can I watch the MLS All-Star Game on YouTube?

No, you can’t watch the MLS All-Star Game live on YouTube because the match streams exclusively on MLS Season Pass. But you can catch highlights and other content on the official MLS YouTube channel.

Will the MLS All-Star Concert stream on Apple TV?

No, the 2024 MLS All-Star Concert featuring Marshmello and PinkPantheress will not stream live on Apple TV or MLS Season Pass. This feels like a missed opportunity, but it makes the event’s exclusivity special to the Columbus area.

Will Messi play in the MLS All-Star Game?

If healthy, Lionel Messi will play in the MLS All-Star Game. He didn’t compete in the 2023 edition because it happened too soon after his U.S. arrival. But he’s among the 30 players selected for the 2024 game, so an appearance is likely if he comes out of Copa América unscathed.

Why you should trust us

Our sports experts created this MLS All-Star Game viewing guide after thoroughly researching the event schedule for this season. With years of experience watching All-Star Games and using MLS Season Pass, we provided insights on catching all the action by analyzing Apple TV’s soccer-centric streaming service.

Check out our How We Rank page to learn more about our methods.

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