Wayne Rooney will lead the MLS All-Stars team in a friendly against Arsenal this summer.
The former Manchester United attacker is the current head coach of DC United having been a player for them between 2018-19.
Both teams will square off at Audi Field in Washington DC on July 19 which falls at the midway point of the MLS season.
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Rooney was delighted with the opportunity to lead the all-star side, saying the match will be a personal "highlight" for him.
"I’ve had a front-row seat to watch the growth and development of Major League Soccer – first as a player and now as a manager,” he said.
“The opportunity to lead the best our league has to offer, against a top Premier League club like Arsenal, will be a highlight for me personally and an unforgettable experience for our passionate fanbase here in DC.”
The friendly match will provide the Premier League champions-elect with a testing tune-up game ahead of the 2023/24 Premier League season kicking off in August.