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Hernandez, Acosta, Messi headline 2024 MLS All-Star Game Roster

Cucho Hernandez, Luciano Acosta, and Lionel Messi are among the top attacking players in MLS and all three will pair together this summer in the 2024 MLS All-Star Game.

The attacking trio were all named to the 30-player list for the MLS All-Star Game against the Liga MX All-Stars on July 24 at Field in Columbus, Ohio with the league unveiling the selections on Monday. A total of five players are currently rostered by the reigning MLS Cup winners, Columbus Crew.

The squad is made up of players selected by voting from fans, media and players, players chosen specifically by Crew head coach Wilfried Nancy — who is coaching the MLS All-Stars — and two selections by MLS commissioner Don Garber (Darlington Nagbe and Hector Herrera).

A total of 18 MLS clubs are represented on the All-Star Roster, while three former Golden Boot winners have been included (Diego Rossi, Denis Bouanga, and Hany Mukhtar.

Inter Miami’s international quartet of Leo Messi, Sergio Busquets, Luis Suarez, and Jordi Alba were all selected to the roster. The Herons currently lead the Eastern Conference on 41 points.

The 2023 MLS All-Stars suffered a 5-0 defeat the hands of English Premier League giants Arsenal last summer in Washington, D.C.

Here is the full squad for the MLS All-Star Game:


GOALKEEPERS: Roman Bürki (St. Louis CITY SC), Hugo Lloris (LAFC), Maarten Paes (FC Dallas). 

DEFENDERS: Jordi Alba (Inter Miami), Rudy Camacho (Columbus Crew), Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake), Aaron Herrera (D.C. United), Thiago Martins (New York City FC), Steven Moreira (Columbus Crew), Luca Orellano (FC Cincinnati), Miles Robinson (FC Cincinnati), Keegan Rosenberry (Colorado Rapids).

MIDFIELDERS: Luciano Acosta (FC Cincinnati), Sergio Busquets (Inter Miami), Mathieu Choinière (CF Montréal), Evander (Portland Timbers), Ryan Gauld (Vancouver Whitecaps), Héctor Herrera (Houston Dynamo), Robin Lod (Minnesota United), Hany Mukhtar (Nashville SC), Darlington Nagbe (Columbus Crew), Riqui Puig (LA Galaxy).

FORWARDS: Cristian Arango (Real Salt Lake), Christian Benteke (D.C. United), Federico Bernardeschi (Toronto FC), Denis Bouanga (LAFC), Cucho Hernández (Columbus Crew), Lionel Messi (Inter Miami), Luis Suárez (Inter Miami), Diego Rossi (Columbus Crew).

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