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Match Preview: Andrew Farrell, MLS All-Stars Face Arsenal in San Jose

2016 All-Star Game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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Tonight, Andrew Farrell and the MLS All-Stars face Arsenal, the British club that placed second on the 2015-2016 Premier League table.

The match continues an 11-year tradition of Major League Soccer pitting its best talent against upper-tier European clubs. Launched in 2005, when MLS beat Fulham, 4-1, the annual match has typically leaned in favor of the MLS All-Stars, who hold a 7-4 all-time record against European competition. Most recently, MLS beat Bayern Munich (2014) and Tottenham Hotspur (2015).

This year, the stateside All-Stars field a youth-filled roster that includes Farrell, the only representative from the Revolution. Farrell will battle with right back Keegan Rosenberry, one of two rookie defenders on the MLS roster, for a starting spot. Other youngsters on the squad include goalkeepers David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes) and Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union), midfielder Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC) and forward Cyle Larin (Orlando City SC).

Arsenal fields a mixed squad that includes English internationals Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere, as well as USMNT youth star Gedion Zelalem. Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez and German midfielder Mesut Ozil—two of club's bigger talents—did not make the trip.

Match Details

Location: Avaya Stadium, San Jose, Calif.

Kick-off time: 7:30 p.m. ET

Streaming: WatchESPN

Broadcast: ESPN, UniMas, TSN, RDS

Club Rosters

MLS All-Stars:

Arsenal FC:

  • Goalkeepers: Petr Cech, Emiliano Martinez, David Ospina
  • Defenders: Hector Bellerin, Krystian Bielik, Calum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy, Kieran Gibbs, Rob Holding, Nacho Monreal
  • Midfielders: Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin, Mohamed Elneny, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Chris Willock, Jack Wilshere, Granit Xhaka, Gedion Zelalem
  • Forwards: Chuba Akpom, Joel Campbell, Alex Iwobi, Theo Walcott