All-Star

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
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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.
 

All-Star: Valdés fue ovacionado por la afición de Filadelfia

Afición de Filadelfia estalló en júbilo cuando el colombiano ingresó a remplazar a Collin
Valdés fue ovacionado
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Carlos Valdes

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Carlos Valdes had a night to remember forever. Not only he played in the MLS All-Star Game, but he was also the main attraction for a while in the game. As Philadelphia Union's captain playing at PPL Park, the Colombian defender was the person who fueled the home fans when he joined the game in the 33rd minute.

"It was is so beautiful to have such support from the fans," Valdes told FutbolMLS.com after the game. "I want to thank them, first God and then all the people who have supported me since I first arrived here. It feels like home."

All-Star: Terry y Lampard impresionados con el nivel de la MLS

Estrellas del Chelsea expresan su decepción pero elogian el trabajo de los All-Stars
Terry y Lampard impresionados con el nivel de la MLS
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John Terry en el All-Star Game 2012

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CHESTER, Pa. – Chelsea se quedará con las ganas de cobrar venganza.

Los actuales campeones de Europa no pudieron ganarle al Equipo de las Estrellas de la MLS, cayendo por 3-2 en el Partido de las Estrellas de la MLS y repitiendo la historia que ocurrió en el 2006 cuando cayeron por 1-0 ante los mejores de la liga.

“Estamos decepcionados por el resultado, siempre buscamos ganar, siempre queremos ganar y nos vimos un poco cansados”, dijo el director técnico de Chelsea, Roberto Di Matteo.

All-Star: DeMerit goes the extra mile in victory vs. Blues

Injury to Collin forces DeMerit to full 90 minutes against Chelsea
The Extra Mile
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Jay DeMerit and Romelu Lukaku

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CHESTER, Pa. – The scenario was something out of Martin Rennie’s nightmares.

With a match looming at Real Salt Lake on Friday (9 pm ET, watch LIVE online), The Vancouver Whitecaps head coach surely would have liked to see center back Jay DeMerit coast through at most 45 minutes during Wednesday night’s AT&T MLS All-Star game against Chelsea at PPL Park.

Enough to break a sweat and stretch his legs, but certainly nothing approaching a full shift.

All-Star: Johnson repays Olsen for selection with winner

Forward plays final 30 minutes, bags decisive goal in dramatic win
Johnson hails Olsen support
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CHESTER, Pa. – For Eddie Johnson, Wednesday’s MLS All-Star Game was all about returning a favor to his old US teammate Ben Olsen.

He thanked him in the form of one of the most dramatic goals in All-Star history, netting the game-winner in stoppage time to propel the MLS All-Stars to a thrilling 3-2 win over Chelsea FC at PPL Park.

“That’s what coach brought me here for,” Johnson said in the postgame press conference. “I’m just trying to pay him back for selecting me to the team.”

All-Star: Di Matteo admits Chelsea lack sharpness on tour

Blues boss praises Alonso and De Rosario, says preseason taking its toll
Di Matteo admits Chelsea lack sharpness
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Roberto Di Matteo - DT de Chelsea FC

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PHILADELPHIA — Another All-Star Game, and another loss for Chelsea FC. 

After the 1-0 setback in 2006 on a solitary goal by Dwayne De Rosario, which left José Mourinho bitter at the time, the 2012 defeat wasn't any easier to digest for Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo.

All-Star: Chelsea impressed with improved MLS side

London side's '06 veterans rave about All-Stars style and quality of play
Chelsea impressed with improved MLS side
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Chris Pontius and John Obi Mikel

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CHESTER, Pa. – Two games against the MLS All-Stars, two defeats for Chelsea.

And while Wednesday night’s 3-2 loss was certainly an exhibition match for the reigning European champions, they still left PPL Park giving out compliments to their hosts – and several of them think this year’s MLS All-Star team was far, far better than the one they lost to 1-0 six years ago.

Recap: EJ's injury-time goal lifts All-Stars past Chelsea

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CHESTER, Pa. – The highlights of Eddie Johnson’s MLS resurrection just keep getting better.

The Seattle Sounders striker scored a goal off a deflection in the first minute of second-half stoppage time of the AT&T MLS All-Star Game on Wednesday, giving MLS a dramatic 3-2 win over visiting Chelsea FC at PPL Park and snapping the All-Stars’ two-game losing streak in the annual summer showcase.

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Halftime analysis from Chelsea TV: "It feels quite like an exhibition, doesn't it?"

Yes, yes it does.

The MLS All-Star Game is great for the pomp and pagaentry, for the chance to see the guys who are ostensibly the league's best gathered in one spot, and for the chance to heckle one European superstar or another (this year's target, courtesy of the Sons of Ben, appeared to be Frank Lampard. Bold choice that didn't quite work out).

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