Major League Soccer

MLS & Adidas debut new Los Angeles-inspired All-Star jersey

Lizzy Becherano
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In collaboration with Adidas, Major League Soccer launched the new All-Star Game jersey on Tuesday. The newest gear celebrates Los Angeles, the city set to host the 2021 match on 25 August at Banc of California Stadium featuring MLS versus Liga MX all starts. 

The black player jersey is meant to highlight the impact Los Angeles has on the global game and the passionate culture of local soccer. It features reflective trims that magnify the black and gold backdrop inspired by the glamor of Hollywood.

The league described the jersey as “inspired by Art Deco architecture in Los Angeles, designed from adidas Aeroready performance fabric made up of stars and maple leafs that represent the U.S. and Canadian clubs of MLS".

The right sleeve of the jersey will feature the custom All-Star patch, boasting the figure LA21. The back-beck will include Los Angeles staples, such as stars, oceans waves and freeways to further engrain the unique spirit of the city into the jersey.  

With more than a year in the making, the two rival leagues will finally go head to head for the first time in history in a new cross-border format. The league announced the match in early June, marking the first of many future collaborations with the Mexican football league. The two leagues have long been involved with each other through Concacaf tournaments like the Campeones Cup and Leagues Cup, but never managed an independent, inter-league match until now. 

Three-time Major League Soccer Coach of the Year Bob Bradley will lead the American league’s side. Bradley has a history with the host city, after inspiring LAFC to triumph in lifting the Supporters’ Shield while the team also recorded a new MLS regular season points record.

While Liga MX has yet to reveal their head coach for the match, officials of the league have expressed their excitement and support.