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MLS All Star Game

Source: Chelsea To Play At PPL Park In 2012 MLS All-Star Game

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Manchester United will not play Major League Soccer's (MLS) All-Stars for a third straight year, but one of their English Premier League rivals will be at PPL Park this summer.

Chelsea will face the best of MLS on July 25, a source with knowledge of the game informed the Brotherly Game. An internal memo was also sent to Philadelphia Union affiliated organizations, according to the source, that stated the London club's summer tour date in Philadelphia was to be at PPL Park.

2012 MLS All-Star Game: Philadelphia Rewarded For Tradition, Soccer Investment

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Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber officially announced today that the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game will be hosted by Philadelphia at PPL Park.

"That's why Philadelphia is the best sports city in the USA," Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said, "top notch fans, top notch stadium.

PPL Park to host 2012 All-Star Game on July 25

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It's official, PPL Park will be the site of the 2012 MLS All-Star Game on July 25.

The opponent, "a renowned international club," will be announced at a later date.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sackiewicz, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Chester Mayor John Linder were on hand at the press conference at Philadelphia's City Hall on Tuesday morning for the announcement.

Philadelphia To Host 2012 All Star Game

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It has been a crazy day for me here. Busy at work. Busy at life. But I wanted to get to this bit of news before the day really gets away from me.

The Union and MLS have scheduled a press conference in Philadelphia for Tuesday, where Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter and MLS commissioner are expected to announce that PPL Park will be host this summer's 2012 MLS All-Star Game.

Union-MLS-City Hall press conference scheduled for Tuesday

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Following the announcement by the Philadelphia Union that a press conference has been scheduled for Tuesday at 11am to take place at City Hall in Center City Philadelphia, philly.com reports that the Union will host the 2012 MLS All-Star Game at PPL Park.

The press release from the Union says that team CEO Nick Sackiewicz, MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Chester Mayor John Linder and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter are all scheduled to be in attendance.

Philadelphia to host 2012 MLS All-Star Game

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Fans of the Philadelphia Union have had plenty to chear about in the club's brief two-year MLS existence. From the opening of PPL Park in 2010, to the team's MLS playoff debut in 2011. Now Union fans are ready to have a new experience to celebrate in 2012, the hosting of an MLS All-Star Game.

MLS And Philadelphia Union Joint Announcement At City Hall Tuesday: Expect 2012 All Star Game News

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As the Brotherly Game reported on Twitter Saturday night, it appears that Philadelphia will be the host of the 2012 MLS All Star Game.

Philadelphia Union executive Rick Jacobs told a crowd of fans at the Sons of Ben Help Kick Hunger event that there would be an announcement at 11 am at City Hall with MLS there as well.

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Tweets, That call, Quotes, Looking forward, more morning news

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It didn't end the way we wanted, but, oh, what a season. As Adam Cann wrote in our match report for Thurday night's loss in Houston, "After ten months, the Union ended their season where it began. In their wake they leave every reasonable expectation, and in the city they represent they will find nothing but love.

“Massive,” more news

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Peter Nowak on Thursday night's win: "It was a massive step forward toward the playoffs."

Match reports from the Philly Soccer Page, the Union website, the Daily News, the Inquirer, CSN Philly, the Washington Post, Soccer News, the AP, Black and Red United, MLS Talk.

Notes from Philly’s official World Cup bid viewing party

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Thursday afternoon

The hasty exodus said it all. Befuddled fans returned to the cold. A reporter quickly sought out another "Sons of Ben guy" for a quick quote before leaving.

What a stark contrast to the mood, the atmosphere at Tir Na Nog pub just an hour ago.

Quarter of ten the place was packed, with a heretofore unheard of number (for anything soccer at least) of local media types assembled, the area in front of the projection screen a traffic jam of reporters.

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Mayor Nutter Visits The River End And Drums As Le Toux Scores First Of Two Goals

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Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has referenced the Philadelphia Union multiple times on Twitter, always sending out messages of support for the second year club during what has become a successful season.

Last night, Mayor Nutter announced he'd be at the game and wondered if anyone would care if he visited the River End.

Philadelphia Union Vs New York Red Bulls - Game Thread #5

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New York Red Bulls (1-0-2) at Philadelphia Union (2-0-1) PPL Park - 7:00PM ET - Chester, PA

TV: ESPN2 and ESPN3.com nationwide (Adrian Healey, John Harkes) with coverage starting at 7:00 PM Eastern, ESPN Deportes (Richard Mendez, Giovanni Savarese) nationwide with tape-delayed coverage beginning at 8:00 PM Eastern, ESPN Deportes Radio (Jorge Ramos, Hernan Pereyra) nationwide (WWDB 860 AM locally) / WADO 1280 AM (Ernesto Motta, Robert Sierra) in New York

The Union face off against their heated rivals, the Red Bulls, in today's match at PPL Park.