Real Madrid will play their last friendly match of the preseason against the MLS Allstars. The team managed by Zidane will try to achieve their first victory in the USA tour and it will not be an easy game because there are many good players in the American side. Paunovic’s team has a favorable balance against European squads winning seven games and losing 5 against powerful European team.
The game will be played next Wednesday (02:00 UK time) and in USA there’s a great expectation and it seems that the Soldier Field will be practically full. MLS Allstar play all the summers against a European team but the fact that they face the Champions League winner, and Real Madrid in particular, is motivating their players and supporters more than usual.
The MLS Allstar have a very complete side with almost all former players from Europeans good teams. These are the well-known players of the MLS Allstar:
Tim Howard: Former Everton keeper, is currently playing in the Colorado Rapids and this will be his third appearance in an MLS Allstar.
Michael Bradley: A player who has a lot of experience and who is currently the captain of the USA national team. He is a former player of Roma but he ha reach his best level playing at USA, where he is a referent.
Giovani Dos Santos: After playing many years at Europe for Barcelona, Mallorca, Tottenham and Villarreal, the Mexican playmaker decided to play in the MLS where he is nowadays one of the best players in the league.
Kaká: Kaká will play for first time against Real Madrid after his poor performance in the capital of Spain. After triumphing at Milan, the Brazilian playmaker decided to sign with Real Madrid, being one of the worst Florentino Pérez signings. Nowadays he is playing for Orlando City and he will play with great enthusiasm and excitement this match.
Bastian Schweinsteiger: He has been a legend for Germany and he decided to finish his career at USA, after his poor performance at Manchester United, where Mourinho didn’t count with him. He will be the captain of the team and the player who will guide the American side in the midfield.
David Villa: The Spanish striker is scoring many goals at USA, showing that he is still in a high level. Villa started his career at Sporting Gijón, later he signed with Valencia, Barcelona (where he won all the titles) and Atlético Madrid where he achieved La Liga with the team of Simeone. Villa has been one of the best strikers of the Spanish national team and nowadays is playing for the New York Citi FC.
Sebastian Giovinco: Currently he has level to play in an European team because he is still fit and he has a lot of quality. The Italian striker was a Juventus raising jewel but he failed at Europe and he decided to go to USA, where he has achieved his highest level. Probably, he is the most dangerous player of the American side, so Real Madrid defenders must be very focused on him and Villa.
Jozy Altidore: The American striker had a poor performance at Europe but he has a lot of experience despite he is only 27 years old. Altidore played for Villarreal, Hull City and Sunderland at Europe and nowadays he plays for Toronto FC. He is a star for the fans, being the United States national team forward with Dempsey.