Major League Soccer (MLS) today announced Austin FC midfielder and Designated Player Sebastián Driussi as 1 of 10 players selected to compete in the 2022 MLS All-Star Skills Challenge presented by AT&T 5G on Aug. 9 at Allianz Field. Driussi and nine (9) other MLS players will compete in tests of five (5) skills against a team of 10 players from Liga MX.

“In addition to his participation in the MLS All-Star Game, we’re very proud of Sebastián for being selected to take part in the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge,” said Austin FC Sporting Director Claudio Reyna. “Anyone who has watched Austin FC play since Sebastián joined the Club knows the special things he can do on a soccer field, and we’re excited to see him showcase his abilities alongside some of the best players in MLS.”

The All-Star Skills Challenge begins at 7:30 p.m. CT on Aug. 9 and will be televised live on ESPN2 and TUDN. The full list of 10 MLS players taking part in the 2022 MLS All-Star Skills Challenge is as follows:

  • Sebastián Driussi (Midfielder, Austin FC)
  • Carles Gil (Midfielder, New England Revolution)
  • Emanuel Reynoso (Midfielder, Minnesota United FC)
  • Jesús Ferreira (Forward, FC Dallas)
  • Javier Hernández (Forward, LA Galaxy)
  • Héctor Herrera (Midfielder, Houston Dynamo FC)
  • Lorenzo Insigne (Midfielder, Toronto FC)
  • Sean Johnson (Goalkeeper, New York City FC)
  • Hany Mukhtar (Midfielder, Nashville SC)
  • Dayne St. Clair (Goalkeeper, Minnesota United FC)

The MLS All-Star Skills Challenge presented by AT&T 5G will test players from MLS and Liga MX in the following five (5) events: Shooting Challenge presented by AT&T 5G; Touch Challenge presented by Old Spice; Cross & Volley Challenge presented by AT&T 5G; Passing Challenge presented by Bounty; and Crossbar Challenge presented by GilletteLabs. Additional information – including rules and scoring for each competition – will be announced in the coming weeks.