HARRISON, N.J. — The MLS All-Star team took a beating, 4-0, at the hands of Manchester United, but New England captain Shalrie Joseph said he relished the opportunity to suit up alongside some of the top figures in MLS in Wednesday night's All-Star Game at Red Bull Arena.
The eight-time All-Star, who grew up in nearby Brooklyn, N.Y., played only the first half in the three-man central midfield employed on the night by coach Hans Backe.
HARRISON, N.J. – Durante muchas temporadas David Beckham fue la figura del Manchester United, ganando varios títulos en Inglaterra y en Europa. Pero este miércoles las cosas fueron diferentes para el estelar inglés, quien enfrentó a su ex equipo en el Partido de las Estrellas de la MLS, siendo el United era el invitado de lujo.
HARRISON, N.J. – Cuando Omar Bravo llegó a la MLS lo hizo en medio de una gran expectativa, debido a su gran historial en la liga de México y a nivel internacional con la selección de su país. El delantero no ha decepcionado con Sporting Kansas City y eso le merecio el llamado al Equipo de las Estrellas de la MLS.
HARRISON, N.J. — Faryd Mondragón enjoyed testing his skills against some of the best players in the world and appreciated all the pageantry that accompanied the MLS All-Star game on Wednesday.
But now the Philadelphia Union goalkeeper is ready to go back to work.
“This nice party is over,” Mondragón said from the bowels of Red Bull Arena following the MLS all-stars’ 4-0 loss to Manchester United, “and now I’m thinking about Friday because it’s a very important game.”
OK, OK. So the MLS All-Star Game didn’t exactly go as planned for MLS fans on Wednesday night. And if you’re a Manchester United fan, congratulations and try some Tylenol, because you got crazy even after the bar closed.
Manchester United were once again the emphatically better team in a 4-0 win, flashing moments of their brilliance seemingly whenever they needed, and leaving MLS with a nasty hangover for the second straight season.
It was the worst possible scenario for a coach or general manager: watching your player go down with an injury in an All-Star game.
Yet that’s exactly what Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis and general manager Garth Lagerwey experienced on Wednesday night as they watched Jámison Olave, reigning MLS Defender of the Year, drop in the 31st minute following a sliding tackle of a ball intended for Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney.
HARRISON, NJ. – Uno de los jugadores más constantes en las últimas temporadas de Manchester United ha sido el estelar surcoreano Ji-Sung Park, quien a veces – debido a la fama de muchos de sus compañeros – no recibe el reconocimiento que merece.
Eso cambió en el Partido de las Estrellas de la MLS, donde fue nombrado como el Jugador Más Valioso del juego tras el triunfo de su equipo por 4-0 ante los mejores jugadores de las MLS.
HARRISON, N.J. — If there was one player on the MLS All-Star team to go the full 90 minutes in a 4-0 loss to Manchester United on Wednesday, few would have guessed that it would be 36-year-old LA Galaxy star David Beckham.
In his first-ever match at Red Bull Arena, Beckham was the only All-Star to go the distance against his former club. All-Stars manager Hans Backe allowed Beckham to dictate his minutes in this match.
HARRISON, N.J. — You know you’re a superstar when you’re not even in the stadium and you’re still the dominant topic of conversation.
Following Manchester United’s 4-0 win over the MLS All-Stars on Wednesday night, Sir Alex Ferguson received more questions on the status of Javier “Chicharito” Hernández than any other topic.
HARRISON, N.J. — Perhaps no one at Red Bull Arena for Wednesday’s MLS All-Star game was in a more familiar position than Thierry Henry.
Not only was the New York Red Bulls striker playing in his home stadium, he was facing the same team — Manchester United — with whom he had many epic battles during his nine-year tenure with Arsenal.