Colorado set to host 2015 MLS All-Star Game

Colorado set to host 2015 MLS All-Star Game

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On January 19, 2015
  • 2015 MLS All-Star Game

Late last week I received a league-wide press alert saying that Don Garber would be in Denver this week to make a special announcement with some of the Colorado Rapids brass. Some quick speculation went through thinking that the ownership was changing in some ways to the club hosting the All-Star Game this year.

It turns out the latter of the two is the correct one. The Denver Post is reporting this morning that the Rapids are going to host their second ASG this year, nearly eight years after they hosted Celtic in 2007.

Commerce City spokeswoman Michelle Halstead said the event would be dually hosted by Denver and Commerce City, with activities happening both in downtown Denver and near Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. In addition to Garber, Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia, Rapids alternate governor Josh Kroenke, Commerce City Mayor Sean Ford, President and CEO of Visit Denver Richard Scharf and Rapids head coach Pablo Mastroeni are scheduled to be in attendance at the official announcement.

So there you go, Colorado to host this year’s ASG. The opponent has yet to be named but you could probably guess that EPL side Arsenal is a prime candidate given the Kroenkes involvement. Then again it could be someone else altogether.

It is strange that in a year that sees San Jose open a brand new facility that they don’t get this game. Or someone like Dallas, who hasn’t hosted a major MLS event since MLS Cup 2006.