New York City FC's David Villa, center, challenges Montreal Impact's goalkeeper Evan Bush, left, and Victor Cabrera during the second half of an MLS soccer game against the Montreal Impact, in Montreal, Sunday, July 17, 2016. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
The best players from the MLS will look to post their third consecutive match victory against a European soccer stalwart when league's selected All-Stars square off against Arsenal of the English Premier League in the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game on Thursday at Avaya Stadium in San Jose.
The MLS side is stocked with offense -- the league's top three goal scorers (David Villa of New York City FC, Ignacio Piatti of the Montreal Impact and Sebastian Giovinco of Toronto FC) and its two best assist providers (Sacha Kljestan of the New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas' Mauro Diaz).
Then there are the familiar names from the United States Men's National Team in forward Clint Dempsey of the Seattle Sounders FC and midfielders Jermaine Jones of the Colorado Rapids and Real Salt Lake's Kyle Beckerman.