MLS All Star Game Preview History
2012 MLS All-Star Game (vs. Chelsea FC) Preview: 2011 MLS All-Star Game (vs. Manchester United) Preview:
This year's All-Star game is bringing one of EPL's most talented teams to the US, again. This will be the second match-up between Chelsea and the MLS All-Stars, where the first brought a 1-0 victory to the All-Stars in 2006. Chelsea, surely, is eager to come back and seek revenge as they have had six years to reflect on the first loss. On the other hand, the past two years have produced back to back losses for the All-Stars so they should be just as eager to win. This year's stage is set for a sensational match-up between the MLS All-Stars and Chelsea FC at Philadelphia's PPL Park.
A British invasion is sure to heat-up the already fiery New Jersey summer when the boys from Manchester United come to face-off against the best from Major League Soccer in its All-Star Game. Join the soccer (or football… or futbol… or…) faithful as they head to Harrison, New Jersey’s own Red Bull stadium to see EPL stars like Dimitar Berbatov, Wayne Rooney and the hottest sensation going, Javier “Chicharito” Hernández take on MLS’ best!
This is the seventh straight year that European competition has been brought over to the U.S. to compete with the MLS All-Star team, and the second that the Red Devils have been fodder (the list goes, starting in 2005, Fulham, Chelsea, Glasgow Celtic, West Ham United, Everton and Manchester United). In those games, the MLS All-Stars have a 4-1-1 record, with its only loss coming against Man U in 2010 by a score of 2-5.
For Manchester United, this match is part of a tour that will send them to Chicago to play the MLS’ Fire and to the Northeast to go head-to-head with the New England Revolution. They will also go to our nation’s capital to play one of the most thrilling match-ups of the year in America, regardless of sport, against Barcelona.
The MLS All-Star Game will be taking place on July 27th at Red Bull Stadium in Harrison, New Jersey, home of the New York Red Bulls.