The buzz of the town is the MLS All Star facing off Real Madrid on 3rd August 2017. Spanish giant Real Madrid has indicated a tough fight for the MLS All Star team. Though the match is a friendly one, it doesn’t seem to go that way. Left back and vice captain Marcelo told reporters at a press conference ahead of the training session that he is excited for the challenge of facing the MLS All Stars. “We always want to win every game. This is pre-season and it’s really special to be coming up against the MLS All Stars.”
With the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger, David Villa, Kaka and Giovani dos Santos on one hand, while Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema on the other, it seems to be an exciting treat for football fans. It would be enthralling and enticing to watch the legends face-off. Here are some players to look forward to:
David Villa – The sensational Spanish forward, winner of the best MLS Player 2017, New York City FC’s captain will be one of the charmers of this match. Villa’s current performance has been phenomenal, it would now be great to see some real action with the old foes. Spain’s all time leading international goal scorer David Villa continues to dominate the field. Will his dominance sustain or will that be broken by his fellow country rivals?
Bastian Schweinsteiger– The Fire’s star midfielder and former Germany international, stood out in the poll and will wear the armband against the defending European champions. He spent 13 seasons at Bayern Munich, playing in exactly 500 matches across all competitions and scoring 68 goals. Now at Chicago Fire, Basti operates in the center, but he is versatile enough to provide an option on the wing, either left or right. During his years with Bayern, he was regarded as one of the best midfielders in the world. Schweinsteiger possesses a fearsome shot from range as well as a wicked delivery from set-pieces and his boundless energy serves him well.
Gareth Bale– One of the fastest footballers in the world, Bale started out as an offensive left-back or wing-back at the beginning of his career. He is known for his physical fitness, pace, skill, heading ability, stamina, and agility, with a capacity to regularly get past defenders due to his acceleration. With over 60 caps and scored 26 international goals he has won millions of fans. Today, Real Madrid hugely rely on him as he, along with the all time superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, complete their frontline which is ever attacking.
Karim Benzema – This French forward is a dynamic striker and an astounding finisher. He has been a classified goal scorer and is indeed known for his willingness and ability to drop into deeper or wider positions, and either link-up play with midfielders as a number 10, or use his strength and technical ability to hold up the ball to provide assists for teammates. Even though he struggled enough with his debut, he finished in style and is still going strong. With French precision on his boots, Karim provides a much stronger support to Real Madrid’s striking duo. His presence in the midfield as the center forward, with an ability to move both ways, will be a threat to MLS All Stars.
On August 3rd, when both these teams will face each other in the MLS All Stars match, the excitement and madness will cross all the limits. Dsport will live telecast the match here in India on August 3rd from 6:30 AM onwards IST.