MLS All-Star Game 1998
August 2, 1998
MVP: Brian McBride (USA)
ORLANDO – The MLS USA All-Stars defeated the MLS World All-Stars, 6-1, in front of 34,416 fans at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla.
MLS USA, a team of United States All-Stars, scored four goals in the first half and never looked back.
Tab Ramos opened the scoring for MLS USA when he found the back of the net just five minutes into the match. Alexi Lalas doubled their lead in the 15th minute and Brian McBride, who earned MVP honors, added another goal just one minute later to extend the lead to 3-0.
Kansas City Wizards midfielder Preki capped off the first half with a strike in the 40th minute.
The second half saw much of the same results as the first.
Roy Lassiter tallied in the 78th minute and Cobi Jones netted a goal of his own in the 83rd minute to extend the lead to 6-0.
Mauricio Ramos added a consolation goal in the 89th minute for the MLS World All-Stars, a team composed of international MLS All-Stars.
MLU—Ramos (McBride, Balboa) 5
MLU—Lalas (unassisted) 15
MLU—McBride (Jones) 16
MLU—Preki (McBride, Harkes) 40
MLU—Lassiter (Agoos) 78
MLU—Jones (Bravo) 83
MLW—Ramos (Campos) 89
USA: Tony Meola (Zach Thornton 45), Marcelo Balboa (Jeff Agoos 45), Alexi Lalas (Robin Fraser 45), Eddie Pope, Cobi Jones (Ross Paule 45), Thomas Dooley (Chris Armas 45), Tab Ramos (Ben Olsen 45), John Harkes (Cobi Jones reenters 69), Frankie Hejduk (Mike Burns 45), Brian McBride (Paul Bravo 45), Preki (Roy Lassiter 45)
WORLD: Jorge Campos (Thomas Ravelli 45), Geoff Aunger (Martin Machon 45), Jan Eriksson (Richard Gough 45), Lubos Kubik (Uche Okafor 45), Diego Sonora (Mo Johnston 45), Adrian Paz (Leonel Alvarez 30), Mauricio Cienfuegos (Welton 45), Carlos Valderrama (Geoff Aunger reenters 75), Marco Etcheverry (Mauricio Ramos 45), Raul Diaz Arce (Stern John 45), Jaime Moreno (Jorge Campos 69)
Referees: Esse Baharmast; Greg Barkey, Arthur Reed