Wednesday, July 23, 2008

MLS Takes on the World

This year will be the 5th edition of the MLS all-star game featuring a foreign club as the opponent, with MLS taking on West Ham United for this season's game. Obviously, the game is totally pointless outside of entertainment value, but the MLS all-stars have done well so far with a 4-0-0 record and a combined 10-2 scoreline against the foreign opposition. Here is a little rundown of the previous "MLS Takes on the World" games.

2003 - Chivas Guadalajara

MLS 3-1 Chivas

MLS Goals: Ante Razov, Carlos Ruiz, DaMarcus Beasley
CHV Goals: Jair Garcia

MVP: Carlos Ruiz

Attendance: 27,000 (Home Depot Center, Carson, CA)

2005 - Fulham FC

MLS 4-1 Fulham

MLS Goals: Taylor Twellman, Ronnie O'Brien, Jeff Cunningham (2)
FUL Goals: Claus Jensen

MVP: Taylor Twellman

Attendance: 23,309 (Crew Stadium, Columbus, OH)

2006 - Chelsea FC

MLS 1-0 Chelsea

MLS Goals: Dwayne De Rosario

MVP: Dwayne De Rosario

Attendance: 21,210 (Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL)

2007 - Celtic FC

MLS 2-0 Celtic

MLS Goals: Juan Pablo Angel, Juan Toja

MVP: Juan Pablo Angel

Attendance: 18,661 (Dick's SGP, Commerce City, CO)

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