MLS Adds Homegrown Game To All-Star Week

MLS Adds Homegrown Game To All-Star Week

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On March 3, 2014
  • 2014 MLS All Star Game, Homegrown Talent

The NBA does a rookies vs sophomores. Baseball does a futures game. Now MLS wants in on the action as today they have announced their own All-Star week event to showcase the up-and-coming generation of talent coming through the league.

MLS announced the creation of the Homegrown Game (in conjunction with a sponsorship deal with Chipotle),  an exhibition during which the league’s top young talent that has come through the academy pipeline will go against on another. Details of the event still need to be hashed out as the league stated they would include the when, where, how and all other detail of this new event at a later date.

The Homegrown Game will be the first additional player event to accompany the All-Star Game, which has pitted MLS against a foreign opponent since 2005. In the showcase event of 2014 All-Star week, MLS will take on Bundesliga power and reigning European champion Bayern Munich at Providence Park in Portland, Ore., on Aug. 6.