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MLS All-Star update; who will the league stars play?

May 17, 2013, 4:52 PM EDT

The Cauldron

We know that Major League Soccer’s All-Star match is headed to Sporting Park in Kansas City this year – but we remain in the dark about the opposition.

I am hearing that is likely to change in the next 10 days.

It certainly should happen soon; the league is a well behind schedule as these things go. Last year’s announcement that Chelsea would the opposition for Major League Soccer’s best and brightest last year in Philadelphia happened in early April.

Two years ago, Manchester United was announced in late March.

I am hearing there are quite a few teams still in the mix, including at least one Latin American team, but that Major League Soccer deciders are leaning toward one non-English Speaking side from Europe.

That would be nice, wouldn’t it. Chelsea and Manchester United over the last three years (Man U visited twice) have been nice and all. And they were certainly an upgrade over Everton, West Ham and Fulham of years past, as the U.S. soccer establishment celebrated its Anglophile roots. But Europe is bigger than the UK, right?

So … Real Madrid, perhaps? MLS leaders have long sought the Spanish giants, but have thus far been unable to close the deal.

  1. danielofthedale - May 17, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    They should work with the FMF and Liga MX and do a game against and All-Star team from south of the boarder! That would get me to tune in more likely than some summer travel European team.

  2. tylerbetts - May 17, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Roma? Any chance if that happening?

  3. ndnut - May 18, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    AC Milan? Barca? Oooh! How about we convince Spain to let us play their National Team!

  4. pensfan603 - May 18, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Its gonna be whoever wins champions league..

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