D.C. United will host 2023 MLS All-Star game

The 2023 Major League Soccer All-Star game is headed to Washington D.C. 

MLS awarded the event to D.C. United, taking place at Audi Field on July 19, 2023. The opponent will be announced at a later date.

“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.”

Washington D.C. has previously held the event twice, in 2002 and 2004 at RFK Stadium. Now, Audi Field will hold the event, the new home of D.C. United since its construction in 2018. The 20,000-seat LEED-certified stadium boasts views of the Capitol Building and the Washington Monument and a safe-standing supporters’ section – known as the Chico Stand – that is home to the team’s six supporters groups.

“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,” Jason Levien and Stephen Kaplan, co-chairmen of D.C. United, said in a statement.

“To accomplish this, we knew we needed to host unique year-round events that would unite our wonderful city.”

This year’s All Star Game will be held August 10 at Allianz Field in Minneapolis against Liga MX.