We present to you what an All-Star Game would be like with all the internationally renowned stars who have played in MLS and Liga MX
Liga MX and MLS announced the celebration of an All-Star Game for August 25. Both leagues will present the best elements in their ranks in Los Angeles, California, to claim the glory of this first historic meeting between the two strongest Concacaf competitions.
Given this, in ESPN Digital we collect the names of the most renowned stars that have reached each league, those that just by mentioning them you know who they are. It should be noted that the player’s time spent in each league or the achievements in each league was not taken into account, but the poster and name with which they arrived.
Similarly, items were only counted from the beginning of MLS, in the format as we know it, to the present.
Beckham and Ronaldinho, stars who played in MLS and Liga MX, respectively. ESPN
For Liga MX, Jorge Campos was left with the starting goalkeeper position. The Mexican is known worldwide and surrounds himself in the highest spheres of universal football, in addition to that he is always a guest of honor by FIFA and as a player he has a tendency to be a goalkeeper and forward, in addition to showing colorful outfits in his uniforms, which they marked epoch.
For the defense, Antonio Valencia has no competitor, and the ‘Train’ was multi-champion with Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United. The Ecuadorian played with the Gallos Blancos del Querétaro in Guard1anes 2021 and was one of the bombs of the Aztec league. In addition, he would be accompanied by Óscar Ruggeri and Rafael Márquez.
The ‘Cabezón’ played with America and arrived after being champion and runner-up in the world with Argentina. Meanwhile, the ‘Kaiser de Zamora’ was multi-champion with Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona and winner of the sextete of the 2008-09 season with the Catalans.
The stars that served in Liga MX. ESPN
The media is full of names that appeared internationally, especially in Spain, where the five chosen for this midfield played. Miguel González ‘Míchel’ and Emilio ‘Buitre’ Butragueño played for Real Madrid and for Celaya, while Pep Guardiola and Ronaldinho for Barcelona and for Dorados and Querétaro, respectively, while Bebeto played for Sevilla and Deportivo La Coruña In addition, the Brazilian arrived as world champion at Toros Neza.
Finally, up front, Iván Zamorano makes the pair with Hugo Sánchez after his return from Madrid with América. Both Hugo and the ‘Bam-Bam’ arrived with an important Real Madrid poster and consolidated as figures of America, although more the Chilean than the Mexican. On the bench would be, without problem, players like André-Pierre Gignac and José Cardozo.
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Meanwhile, the technical director of this XI would be César Luis Menotti. El ‘Flaco’ directed Puebla and Tecos in 2006 and 2007, respectively.
For the MLS there are an XI of figures that leave anyone with their mouths open. In goal, Walter Zenga would take care of the three posts, since the Italian arrived at the New England Revolution in 1997 to end his career and did so as Serie A, Italian Super Cup and UEFA Europa League champion with Inter Milan.
In the rear there are three players who impose with the pure name. First, Abel Xavier, a Portuguese World Cup player in 2002, who played for the Los Angeles Galaxy from 2007 to 2008 before ending his career. In addition, he is accompanied by Alessandro Nesta and Ashley Cole.
The Italian was world champion in 2006 and is remembered for his time with Lazio and Milan. He came to MLS with the Montreal Impact in 2012. Cole played in three World Cups and is remembered for his time with Arsenal and Chelsea, while he played with the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2016.
The stars that served in MLS ESPN
The midfield is envious, with Frank Lampard, Kaká, Andrea Pirlo, David Beckham and Carlos ‘Pibe’ Valderrama. Lampard was a Chelsea icon and retired with New York City. Kaká showed his magic at clubs like Milan and Real Madrid and retired at Orlando City.
In Pirlo’s case, the Italian midfielder was at Milan and Juventus, among others, but ended his career with New York City. Meanwhile, Beckham revolutionized MLS when he arrived at the Galaxy. The Englishman competed in the galacticos of Real Madrid and Manchester United before reaching the North American league. The ‘Pibe’, meanwhile, was in Tampa Bay Mutiny, Miami Fusion and Colorado Rapids after standing out in Colombia and with Montpellier in France.
Impossible to find for the lead two players with a bigger name than Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiery Henry. The Swede broke MLS the year he was with the Galaxy, while Henry was part of the dream Arsenal from the 2003-04 undefeated season. The Frenchman also retired to the New York Red Bulls in 2010.
While they would be directed by Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino, who was with Atlanta United after directing Argentina and Barcelona.