Real Madrid vs MLS All-Stars: Match Preview
Real Madrid are ready to face the MLS All-Stars, as the Los Blancos aim to finish their pre-season campaign with a win.
Filled with some of the most prestigious names, the MLS All-Stars are currently preparing to take on the Spanish giants in an exhibition match in Chicago.
Real Madrid are the latest among the biggest European clubs to take on All-Stars, a team assembled through a combination of fan voting, selections from the nominated All-Star coach, the league commissioner and FIFA’s ‘More than a Vote’ winner.
Former Galactico Kaká will feature in the midfield along with World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger. Sebastian Giovinco, Tim Howard, Giovani dos Santos and David Villa are also set to play against the defending European champions.
Real Madrid are yet to register a single win on their USA tour, losing to Barcelona, Manchester City and drawing against Manchester United. The Los Blancos are without Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been given an extended vacation after the Confederations Cup. Sergio Ramos will also miss the game while Gareth Bale could sit out due to his latest injury.
MLS All-Stars squad:
Stefan Frei, Tim Howard; DaMarcus Beasley, Greg Garza, Hernán Grana, Matt Hedges, Johan Kappelhof, Michael Parkhurst, Jelle Van Damme, Graham Zusi; Kellyn Acosta, Miguel Almirón, Michael Bradley, Giovani dos Santos, Kaká, Dax McCarty, Ignacio Piatti, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Diego Valeri; Jozy Altidore, Dom Dwyer, Sebastian Giovinco, Nemanja Nikolić, David Villa
Real Madrid squad:
Keylor Navas, Kiko Casilla, Rubén Yáñez, Luca Zidane; Dani Carvajal, Raphaël Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Theo Hernández, Luismi Quezada, Álvaro Tejero, Achraf Hakimi, Manu Hernando; Toni Kroos, Casemiro, Luka Modrić, Isco, Dani Ceballos, Mateo Kovačić, Óscar, Francisco Feuillassier; Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Lucas Vázquez, Dani Gómez
Time: 02:00 (UK), 6:30 (India)