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KCK to host 2013 MLS All-Star Game

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KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

Major League Soccer announced Thursday that Kansas City will be the host city for the 2013 MLS All-Star Game.

The annual showcase event will feature three days of festivities, culminating in a match between the League's top players and a renowned international club on Wednesday, July 31 at Livestrong Sporting Park, home of Sporting Kansas City.

The 2013 MLS All-Star Game will be broadcast live at 7:30 p.m. CT on the ESPN, Univision, TSN and RDS family of networks. Exact networks will be announced at a later date.

The 2013 All-Star Game will mark the 10th time that an elite international club has played the MLS All-Stars, who are 6-2-1 in those matches. In addition to honoring the best players in MLS, the game has featured successful, world-famous clubs such as Manchester United (2010 and 2011), Everton FC (2009), Chelsea FC (2006 and 2012), and Chivas de Guadalajara (2003). The opponent for this year's game will be announced at a later date.

Since opening in June of 2011, Livestrong Sporting Park has hosted Sporting Kansas City's full home schedule - selling out 17 of the 18 MLS games in 2012 - the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Championship, the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying semifinals and championship, both the U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams and international friendlies, as well as concerts such as FarmAid and Journey.

Sporting Kansas City full season ticket members will have priority access to tickets for the 2013 MLS All-Star Game before they go on sale to the general public, starting Friday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. CT.

Visa card members will have the ability to purchase tickets starting Thursday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. General public will have the ability to purchase tickets starting Friday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m.. For more information on how to become a season ticket member call 888-4KC-GOAL or click here.

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