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D.C. United awarded 2023 MLS All-Star Game

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Audi Field has been awarded the 2013 Major League Soccer All-Star Game presented by Target. Audi Field is the home of D.C. United.

An opponent has not been announced yet. The game will be played on July 19th, 2023.

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“We are thrilled to bring the MLS All-Star Game and festivities back to Washington, D.C., a city with a rich soccer history, as well as a diverse and vibrant soccer culture,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. “D.C. United and the community have always held a special place in the hearts of everyone who believed in the power and growth of soccer in the U.S., and Audi Field will provide an incredible backdrop for next summer’s game.”

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This will be the third time that D.C. United has hosted the event. However, it will make the first time at Audi Field.

D.C. United previously hosted the MLS All-Star Game in 2002 and 2004. These games were played at RFK Stadium.

This year the game is being played in Minnesota at U.S. Bank Stadium. This year’s game is on August 10th against a group of Liga MX All-Stars.

Audi Field opened in July 2018.

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“When we made the decision to build a soccer-specific stadium in downtown Washington, D.C. it was our vision for it to become an iconic sports venue, one of the top stadiums in Major League Soccer, and have it create lifelong memories for the members of our community. To accomplish this, we knew we needed to host unique year-round events that would unite our wonderful city,” said Jason Levien and Stephen Kaplan, Co-Chairmen of D.C. United. “Since our opening in 2018, we have hosted several different sports, including D.C. United matches, other men’s and women’s professional soccer matches, HBCU college football games with our partners at Howard University, lacrosse championships, as well as the upcoming match featuring FC Bayern Munich, one of the world’s most recognized soccer clubs.

“Audi Field has also served as a community hub for local school graduations, a COVID-19 vaccination site, a music, food, and cultural festival, and so much more. We are proud to welcome the MLS All-Star Game to Audi Field and to bring it back to the District for the first time since 2004.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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