Portland to host 2014 MLS All-Star Game

Portland to host 2014 MLS All-Star Game

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 11, 2013
  • 2014 MLS All Star Game, 2014 MLS Season, Features

Major League Soccer announced Wednesday that Portland, Ore., will be the host city for the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game. The annual showcase event will feature several days of festivities, culminating in a match between the League’s top players and a renowned international club in late July or early August, 2014, at JELD-WEN Field, home to the Portland Timbers and one of the best soccer fan experiences anywhere.

“The Portland Timbers and their passionate fans have certainly earned the honor of hosting the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game,” said Commissioner Garber. “This match will showcase to an international audience the incredible devotion to the game in the Pacific Northwest that serves as one of the most important stories for our league.”

“We are very pleased to host the national and international soccer community to Soccer City, USA, for the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game and its surrounding events,” said Merritt Paulson, president of the Timbers. “This event will be the first major All-Star Game of any sport ever in Portland and the Timbers and our fans look forward to showcasing our fabulous city and JELD-WEN Field next summer.”

The 2014 All-Star Game will mark the 11th time that an elite international club has played the MLS All-Stars, who are 6-2-1 in those matches entering the July 31, 2013 game against AS Roma in Kansas City.

Portland will be the 16th different city to host the MLS All-Star Game and JELD-WEN Field will be the 11th All-Star venue built or renovated for soccer. A list of previous All-Star Game results and host cities is below.