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MLS All Stars to play Arsenal: their advert invite worked

The list of 26 players includes top scorer, David Villa, Sebastian Giovinco, Clint Dempsey, Gio dos Santos, Andrea Pirlo and Kaká. The game will take place on the 28 July.

The best that Major League Soccer has to offer are gearing up to take on one of the leading European sides as Arsenal look to build their preseason preparations on the west coast of the United States with the All Star match.

With the headline acts from the US league along with some of the young, up and coming stars facing up against Arsene Wenger's men, the crowd should be in for a treat. Kicking off at 16:30 local time in the Avaya Stadium, San José, California, on 28 July.

There have been 26 players selected for the MLS squad and this includes this season's top scorer from the league, David Villa; the MVP, Sebastian Giovinco; and the USA national team top scorer Clint Dempsey.  There are representatives from 19 of the league's clubs and of the squad, 16 of them will be making their All Star debut.

Squad list

Goalkeepers: David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union)

Defenders: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), Laurent Ciman (Montreal Impact), Andrew Farrell (New England Revolution), Liam Ridgewell (Portland Timbers), Keegan Rosenberry (Philadelphia Union), Brandon Vincent (Chicago Fire), Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)

Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Mauro Diaz (FC Dallas), Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy), Jermaine Jones (Colorado Rapids), Kaká (Orlando City SC), Sacha Kljestan (New York Red Bulls), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Andrea Pirlo (New York City FC), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC)

Forwards: Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Didier Drogba (Montreal Impact), Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC), Cyle Larin (Orlando City SC), Ignacio Piatti (Montreal Impact), David Villa (New York City FC), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

"How was the fixture with Arsenal arranged?", I hear you ask. Well, watch the advert and see what Arsene Wenger thought about the idea.