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WATCH: Porter gets the cold shoulder, no handshake from Pep Guardiola

Aug 7, 2014, 12:20 AM EDT

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A pair of rough tackles on Bayern Munich players had head coach Pep Guardiola fuming during and after the MLS All Stars 2-1 win over the German giants on Wednesday night in Portland.

Osvaldo Alonso’s late sliding tackle on Xherdan Shaqiri had Guardiola across the halfway line, screaming at MLS head coach Caleb Porter and his bench. Some speculated that Porter’s players had breached a handshake agreement against rough tackling.

The second half continued to provide some rough play, as Will Johnson and Jerome Boateng joined Alonso in the referee’s book with yellow cards.

[ MORE: MLS All Stars show well in 2-1 win over Bayern Munich (video highlights) ]

When the game ended, Guardiola ignored Porter’s handshake and the Bayern staff followed their manager’s lead.

Guardiola also joked that he would be back for comeuppance.

“I expect they are going to invite us back next year for a little bit of revenge, and I will be sure to prepare a little better.”

The word ‘petulant’ was the most used word I read online from folks describing Guardiola’s act. It was something, that’s for sure.

  1. rphillish - Aug 7, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    Porter just hanging his hand out there is the saddest thing I’ve ever seen.

  2. greej1938l - Aug 7, 2014 at 12:31 AM

    So classless….I expect a full out apology within the next few days….if not….they don’t need to come back…it’s a Shame there coach had to ruin a great night

  3. sburns20 - Aug 7, 2014 at 1:31 AM

    Pretty sad showing by a coach to be such a poor sport.

  4. east96st - Aug 7, 2014 at 2:53 AM

    If you are going to refuse a handshake – and should be for much, much more than what happened tonight – then walk away from the opposing coach long before hands are extended so he knows exactly what you are doing. You can send the message “I disagree with your ethics” without completely showing the other guy up and making yourself look like a petulant a**. Whispering “f–k you” into someone’s ear is more effective and shows a hell of a lot more composure than screaming it across a crowded room.

  5. Skulb - Aug 7, 2014 at 4:40 AM

    Pep probably thought it was very unsporting to play rough in a friendly and a non-competitive match. And you don`t shake hands with unsporting people. Try sending this MLS team to play Bayern in a competitive fixture and there`ll be a rude awakening I think.

    • jslip1 - Aug 7, 2014 at 9:38 AM

      If Bayern had tackled hard and won people would have lauded their professionalism and determination. MLS players have two poor challenges in an all around good showing and they are labeled as reckless and disrespectful.

      Lets at least apply the logic consistently.

  6. martysbetter - Aug 7, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Guardiola did the MLS a solid by playing all of his top players in literally the most meaningless friendly on the planet. He said all of the right things in the media about how excited he is that the game is growing in America leading up to this game. He subbed in Julian green before the half so he could come on to the applause of the USMNT fans.

    This courtesy was met by his world class players being slide tackled from behind in midfield by some scrubs that will never play a truly meaningful game in their careers by the rest of the world’s standards.

    What did Caleb Porter do about it? Did he stand up and yell at Alonso? Did he sub him out to make a point?

    No, he sat there like a timid child and shrugged his shoulders.

    Guardiola has every right to be mad at the way this thing played out – what do you think the reaction would be if Lebron was flagrantly hacked at the hoop during the NBA All-Star game? Outrage.

    Its the MLS ALL STAR GAME people, nothing more than a marketing gimmick – some of those tackles were completely unnecessary.

  7. mikeymo74 - Aug 7, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    I’ve always respected Bayern, but they lost me as a fan. It wasn’t just Guardiola, but the whole coaching staff and many of the players as well, acting with incredibly poor sportsmanship. Many of these players also acted as poor winners after the World Cup. I will be actively rooting against them in European competition.

    • jhnyr45 - Aug 8, 2014 at 9:26 AM

      You weren’t a real fan anyway, no one cares about your meaningless opinion

  8. godsholytrousers - Aug 7, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Teams take on the personality of their manager. Bayern must want to be a team of douche bags.

    • redrock81 - Aug 8, 2014 at 2:49 AM

      so by your reasoning Barca were also a couple of a$$holes then, huh?

  9. ojom4130 - Aug 7, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Two bad tackles (the last, Will Johnson tripped over his own feet) followed by a Pep temper tantrum and very poor sportsmanship. Pep was fortunate that 8 very good MLS players missed the match.

  10. mlsconvert88888 - Aug 7, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    Pep showed his @$$ by refusing the handshake, but I thought the most ridiculous part was you could see him start to tell his players to just leave the pitch after the game. It was good to see that most of his players ignored it, notably Muller, and stuck around to show appreciation for the crowd.

    • mkbryant3 - Aug 7, 2014 at 12:31 PM

      Seriously. That was so lame of him to wave his players off at the end. Who the f*** does that? And the finger wag at Porter? Guardiola was childish. Why even come to play the game? Can’t have it both ways.

      Keller was a bit of an apologist Eurosnob in the commentary at the end.

  11. christophershearin - Aug 7, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    would love to see Bayern back next year, MLS better prepare for an solid A$$ kicking.

  12. Milton Almeida - The Grace Ambassador - Aug 7, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    when you don’t rebuke your rather unknown players from rough play in a friendly against a worldwide known stars team do hot expect to self-promote by shaking the hands of its famous coach or manager. What is lack of sportsmanship is to be silent on rough play in a stupid friendly that should never be accepted by the major world teams because it only works for the small team. When you are silent you are either consenting to the violence or perhaps commanding it! No hypocritical hand shake, please!

  13. player169 - Aug 7, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    Alonso’s tackle was a bit reckless, but it was against B teamers and good ones at that. Every soccer game is gonna have a few fouls, even friendlies. If Bayern expected us to not try on defense and be traffic cones, sorry…welcome to MLS. Have a problem with the tackle…take it out on the offender, not the coach of a collection of all-stars whose been with them for two days. The stars were out there for hardly any time. Pep is classless…don’t shake his hand…classless x 1. Play it off like you didn’t see him in the media after the guy chased you around the pitch trying to shake your hand…classless x 2. Come back next year…kick our ass…it will prove nothing.

    Thanks for mentioning that he tried to pull his players off…forgot that…classy for them to stay!

  14. jhnyr45 - Aug 8, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    cry me a river, you are all babies…. the players that were the victims are worth more than the entire MLS Allstar team on the open european (The Real) transfer market

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