Vermes: Collin says he's ready to go despite facial fractures

Despite desire to play, SKC manager expects to hold defender back following facial fractures
Vermes: Collin says he's ready to go

Aurelien Collin

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sporting Kansas City already knew they’d be without Aurélien Collin for the US Open Cup final because of yellow-card accumulation.

Now, they’ll have to do without their French center back for at least one league game as well, after Collin sustained two facial fractures in Wednesday night’s AT&T MLS All-Star Game.

All-Star: Against Chelsea, a victory made by DC United

De Rosario to Pontius had Olsen jumping out of his seat
DC Connection
Who Fueled All-Stars

CHESTER, Pa. – As soon as the D.C. United player scored a goal off a pass from his D.C. United teammate, the D.C. United head coach jumped off the bench with excitement.

All-Star: Henry impressed with MLSers' style more than scoreline

Forget the score, Red Bulls' forward Henry thrilled with MLS' form
Style Points
Henry at ASG

Thierry Henry, MLS All-Star Game

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CHESTER, Pa. – Like his temporary teammates, Thierry Henry (above left) seemed content following the MLS All-Stars’ victory over Chelsea, but he was even more impressed by the way the team played.

All-Star: Many happy returns for ex-Premier League rivals

Beckham, Henry, Lampard, Terry, Cole get to share a pitch a decade after heated battles
Many happy returns for EPL rivals

John Terry en el All-Star Game 2012

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CHESTER, Pa. – There were pleasantries exchanged, hugs and pats on the backs between some old acquaintances before the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game even began. It almost made you forget the heated ferocity between them in English Premier League battles nearly a decade ago.

When David Beckham was playing out his final season with Manchester United nine years ago, it marked the last time he butted heads in top-of-the-table clashes with Arsenal’s Ashley Cole and Thierry Henry, and Chelsea’s John Terry and Frank Lampard.

All-Star: Beckham crosses Atlantic to log impressive shift

Donovan calls Galaxy teammate "crazy" following continental shift
Beckham goes trans-Atlantic twice
Beckham at the ASG

David Beckham

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CHESTER, Pa. – By now, David Beckham’s hectic schedule shouldn’t surprise anyone.

That doesn’t make the 74-minute shift he put in during Wednesday’s AT&T MLS All-Star Game any less impressive, though. Beckham didn’t train with his teammates prior to the match. He flew in from London, where he is part of the preparations for Friday’s Olympic opening ceremony, less than 24 hours before kick off and hightailed it back across the Atlantic following the All-Stars' 3-2 win over Chelsea.

26 July 10:42 de la mañana

C’était la fête à Philadelphie ce mercredi soir, et en plus d’un superbe feu d’artifice au-dessus de PPL Park, les spectateurs ont été gâtés par cinq buts, de nombreux retournements de situation et une victoire de la sélection de la MLS contre Chelsea (voir résumé ci-dessous).

Sporting KC's Collin suffers facial fractures, out 1-2 weeks

After collision with Chelsea's Essien, SKC defender suffers two facial fractures
Sporting KC's Collin out 1-2 weeks

Aurelien Collin

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Sporting Kansas City defender Aurélien Collin is expected to miss 1-2 weeks, the club announced on Thursday.

The All-Star center back suffered two facial fractures in a midfield collision with Chelsea's Michael Essien during Wednesday's AT&T MLS All-Star Game at PPL Park. The 26-year-old Frenchman started for Ben Olsen's squad alongside Vancouver's Jay DeMerit in the back line, going 36 minutes before being replaced because of injury by Philadelphia's Carlos Valdés.

Kick Off: All-Stars glitter in last-gasp win over Chelsea

All-Star win over Chelsea proves how far league has come
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The Kick Off

Kick Off, July 26, 2012: David Beckham

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It’s official.

David Beckham, Landon Donovan, and the rest of Major League Soccer’s finest were better than Europe’s finest. For one night, at least.  

Beckham: “Es siempre importante formar parte del Equipo de las Estrellas”

Estrella del Galaxy viajó desde Londres para ser parte del Partido de las Estrellas de la MLS
Beckham: “Es siempre importante formar parte del Equipo de las Estrellas”
David Beckham

David Beckham

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CHESTER, Pa.- A pesar de no haber entrenado con las Estrellas de la MLS en los dos días de trabajo previos al Partido de las Estrellas, el astro inglés David Beckham jugó 73 minutos en el triunfo 3-2 del combinado de estrellas de la MLS sobre Chelsea FC.

Y es que Beckham hizo un alto a sus compromisos en Londres por los Juegos Olímpicos y viajó hasta Filadelfia para formar parte de un partido al que él considera “importante”.

All-Star: Alonso: “Lo disfruté al máximo”

Volante cubano fue titular y jugó 53 minutos en Partido de las Estrellas; Di Matteo lo elogió
Alonso: “Lo disfruté al máximo”

Osvaldo Alonso

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CHESTER, Pa.- La victoria 3-2 que conquistaron las Estrellas de la MLS sobre Chelsea fue emotiva para los jugadores, especialmente para el volante cubano Osvaldo Alonso.

Alonso, quien partió de titular con el combinado de las Estrellas y fue substituido al minuto 53 por el centrocampista de RSL Kyle Beckerman, se dijo agradecido por la oportunidad y la confianza brindada por el DT Ben Olsen, quien fue precisamente quien lo seleccionó para la nómina de los 18 mejores de la liga.

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