MLS-Best Five Crew Players Named 2024 MLS All-Stars Ahead of Week-Long Celebration of Soccer in Columbus

Columbus Crew Celebrates "Soccer for All" During the Month of June

July 1, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)
Columbus Crew SC News Release

COLUMBUS – The reigning MLS Cup champion Columbus Crew lead the league with five selections on this year’s 2024 MLS All-Star Game roster. Defenders Rudy Camacho and Steven Moreira, midfielder and captain Darlington Nagbe and forwards Cucho Hernández and Diego Rossi are among the 30 players honored today as Major League Soccer unveiled the complete roster for the 2024 MLS All-Star Game. The Black & Gold’s five All-Star Game selections tie a Club best, set in 1999 during an Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference matchup assembling talent from the league’s 12 teams.

The 2024 All-Star Game will be played on Wednesday, July 24 at Field, home of the Columbus Crew, and features the MLS All-Stars taking on the best of LIGA MX. In conjunction with LIGA MX, the MLS All-Star roster was expanded to 30 players in 2024 to provide additional depth. The roster was selected through a combination of fan, player, and media voting (12 players), designations by MLS All-Star head coach Wilfried Nancy of the host club, the Columbus Crew (16 players), and a pair of selections by MLS Commissioner Don Garber. The Commissioner’s picks for the 2024 MLS All-Star Game are Nagbe and Houston Dynamo FC midfielder Héctor Herrera.

Columbus has hosted Major League Soccer’s midsummer showcase event twice (2000, 2005), but the match and MLS All-Star Skills Challenge come to Field for the first time since the stadium’s opening in July 2021. In addition to Crew home matches, Field – recognized as a premier international venue and features first-rate premium and suite hospitality spaces, including terrace decks introduced in 2023, as well as a safe-standing Nordecke supporters’ section – has hosted the 2023 MLS Cup, multiple U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team matches, the 2021 Campeones Cup and the 2022 MLS NEXT Pro Cup, when Crew 2 claimed the league’s inaugural title.

Nagbe, the Crew captain and now three-time All-Star selection (2016, 2022, 2024), became just the 10th player in MLS history to win four MLS Cups with the Crew’s 2023 title. An all-time MLS great, Nagbe eclipsed 400 career games played earlier this season on June 19 and has started 16 matches for the Crew this year. He also appeared in all seven of the Club’s 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup matches, helping his team advance to the final for the first time in Club history.

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