An MLS All-Star Game in 2025 Will be Hosted by Austin FC

Q2 Stadium will host the finest Major League Soccer teams in the upcoming season.

Ahead of Verde and Black’s midweek game against the Houston Dynamo, MLS commissioner Don Garber, Austin Mayor Kirk Watson, and Austin FC owner Anthony Precourt made the news on Wednesday at Antone’s Nightclub.

Austin FC is the reason this is a professional major league sports community, according to Garber. Austin is a big-event town, and this is a big event. This will be seen by people worldwide.

According to Garber, “This is a professional major league sports town because of Austin FC,” “This is a big event, and Austin is a big-event town. This will have a global audience.”

The opponent for the game is yet unknown, according to Garber. The game will take place in July; an exact date will be announced soon.

The match pitted the European club team against the all-stars ran from 2005 to 2016. Previous iterations employed a conventional conference-based split league structure. Before Arsenal returned, the Liga MX all-stars appeared in the game in 2021 and 2022. In 1996, there was the inaugural all-star game.

Austin, who joined the Major League Soccer in 2021, will be hosting the star-studded event for the first time. The match will take place in Texas for the second time; the Dynamo hosted the match in 2010, when Manchester United crushed the MLS all-stars 5-2 at Reliant Stadium.

Watson remarked, “Austin is now a big international city,” “It has become a focal point in the world and people look to us. The one thing that was missing from Austin was professional sports, and Austin FC gave that to us.”

Both Garber and Watson took great delight in stating that Austin FC had sold out 60 straight home games, the longest active sellout streak in the Major League Soccer.

The MLS all-stars and Liga MX all-stars will square off in this year’s all-star game at Field in Columbus. The English Premier League’s Arsenal destroyed the Major League Soccer all-stars 5-0 in Washington, D.C. last year.

Preseason games between European teams and many matches by the men’s and women’s United States National Teams have taken place at Q2 Stadium. With a capacity of 20,738 people, the stadium is roughly the same size as Field and Audi Field, the two most recent venues to host the all-star game.