Before the MLS All-Star team kicks off on August 2, 2017, against Real Madrid, the MLS Homegrown team will take on Chivas U-20s on August 1.
This will be the fourth year MLS has scheduled a match for a selection of its best homegrown talent during the All-Star break. The team has yet to win a game, but it is a group picked more for what it symbolizes - the emerging generation of MLS-reared talent - than its ability to gel quickly and win a random friendly.
This year's team will include three New York Red Bulls Homegrowns. Goalkeeper Evan Louro is one of only two 'keepers in 18-man squad. Midfielder Tyler Adams - one of the top-rated players in the current U-20 cohort at just 18 - also makes the team. So too does attacker Derrick Etienne.
RBNY and FC Dallas have the most representation on this year's squad, with three players each.
The roster also includes Vancouver Whitecaps' Alphonso Davies. The attack-minded 16-year-old is arguably the star of the early rounds of the 2017 Gold Cup, having scored three goals in Canada's first two games.
The team will be coached by Brian McBride, assisted by Mike Magee.