All-Star Game flashback, 2007: MLS shut out Scottish giants Celtic

2007 All-Star Game

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – The MLS All-Stars defeated Scottish club Celtic FC, 2-0, in front of 18,661 fans at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.

WATCH HIGHLIGHTS: MLS 2, Celtic 0
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Juan Pablo Angel of the New York Red Bulls, who earned MVP honors, opened the scoring for the MLS All-Stars in the 36th minute. Dwayne De Rosario fed a through ball up the middle to Angel, who side-stepped Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc before slipping a left-footed shot into the back of the net.

Juan Carlos Toja doubled the lead for the MLS All-Stars seven minutes later when he poked home a deflection of a set piece from just outside the 18-yard-box. The ball fell to the feet of the Colombian, who, like Angel, was making his first MLS All-Star appearance in his first season in the league, before he sent a left-footed shot into the lower right-hand corner of the net.

Despite two disallowed goals, Celtic was never able to get on the scoresheet.

The win marks another All-Star game victory for the MLS, giving them a perfect 4-0 record against international competition.

MLS All-Star Game 2007: July 19, 2007
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colorado
MLS All-Stars: 2        Celtic FC: 0
MVP: Juan Pablo Angel (MLS)

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