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MLS announces 2014 All-Stars to play Bayern Munich

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The reigning UEFA Champions League winners will soon be coming stateside to take on MLS's very best.

MLS announced on Thursday that Bayern Munich will be the opponent for the MLS All-Stars in the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game. The annual match will be played on Aug.

Bayern Boss confirms MLS All-Star Game

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Next year's Major League Soccer All-Star Game is looking likely to have more of a German flavor.

Bayern Munich Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed to German publication SportBild that Bayern Munich would be heading across the Atlantic Ocean next summer to face the MLS All-Stars, becoming the first German team in the annual exhibition match.

Report: Bayern Munich to face MLS All Stars in Portland next year

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If the latest reports are correct, next summer's Major League Soccer All-Star Game opponent will be one of the biggest in league history.

According to a report in the Munich Evening News, German giants Bayern Munich will travel to the United States to face the MLS All-Stars in 2014, becoming the first ever German side to play in the annual summer friendly match.

The SBI Show: Episode 59 (Looking back at MLS All-Star Week, talking Dempsey rumors, and more)

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With the 2013 MLS All-Star Game Week in the books, and transfer rumors spreading like wildfire about U.S. Men's National Team captain Clint Dempsey, there is no shortage of things to talk about in the latest episode of The SBI Show.

Co-host Garrett Cleverly and I look back at the memorable week in Kansas City, as Sporting KC put on an All-Star Week for the ages.

Video: MLS All-Stars 1 – AS Roma 3 (2013 MLS All-Star Game Highlights)

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Italian Serie A side AS Roma defeated the 2013 MLS All-Star team by a score [...]

MLS All-Stars fall to AS Roma

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On a night that was supposed to be the highlight of a tremendous week for Major League Soccer, it was the visitors that stole the spotlight.

In clinical fashion, AS Roma dominated the MLS All Stars in nearly every aspect of the match, winning their first ever All-Star Game, 3-1, on Wednesday evening at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

2013 MLS All-Star Game: SBI Live Match Commentary

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KANSAS CITY, Kansas The MLS All-Stars take on AS Roma tonight at Sporting Park in the marquee event of what has been a memorable All-Star Week in the home of Sporting Kansas City.

Thierry Henry, Landon Donovan and Graham Zusi are among the stars who will look to beat an AS Roma side featuring the likes of Francesco Totti and Michael Bradley.

The Give and Go: Episode 1

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In the debut episode of "The Give and Go," New England Soccer Today's Brian O'Connell chats with fellow NEST colleague and writer Julian Cardillo to discuss the Revolution's upcoming game against Toronto FC, a key position battle and Wednesday's MLS All-Star Game.

Inactive MLS All-Stars announced

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For the third season in his Major League Soccer career, Real Salt Lake midfielder Javier Morales is an All-Star.

Morales was named as one of 10 players on the inactive MLS All-Star squad. Also included were a trio of Portland Timbers players including Donovan Ricketts, Diego Valeri, and Rodney Wallace.

MLS All-Stars put together worst attempt at a rap video in history

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KANSAS CITY- MLS All-Star Week in Kansas City has been one of the most successful event weeks in league history, but if there is going to be an infamous aspect of this week, it will surely be the production of a rap video featuring MLS All-Stars that just might make your ears bleed.

MLS All-Star Notes: Vermes talks strategy, Collin set to play 90 minutes, and more

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KANSAS CITY The MLS All-Star team's practice session inside of Livestrong Park on Tuesday morning may have been noticeably lighter than that of AS Roma, but that does not mean they are taking their match against the Italian heavyweights any less seriously.

The MLS All-Star squad practiced for little less than an hour a day before they hosting Roma in a game that is expected to be played in front of a sold-out crowd.

McInerney replaces Cahill on MLS All-Stars roster

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After Saturday night's New York Red Bulls victory over Real Salt Lake, Tim Cahill sat in his locker with a right knee that was severely swollen.

So it's no surprise that Major League Soccer that MLS All-Stars head coach Peter Vermes has added Philadelphia Union forward Jack McInerney to the All-Star Game roster in place of Cahill.

Donovan replaces Keane on MLS All-Star roster

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Considering the season he's had, there's only one place that Landon Donovan should be on July 31.

The Los Angeles Galaxy star has replaced his club teammate Robbie Keane on the Major League Soccer All-Star Game roster, and will get the chance to play against AS Roma at Sporting Park just three days following the CONCACAF Gold Cup final this Sunday.

Cahill, Yedlin headline picks for MLS All-Star Game roster

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New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill and Seattle Sounders rookie DeAndre Yedlin were chosen by MLS Commissioner Don Garber to be part of the MLS All-Star Game roster, while All-Star coach Peter Vermes passed on selecting Landon Donovan and Jack McInerney.

Di Vaio picked for MLS All-Star game in FIFA 13 contest

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Major League Soccer announced on Thursday that Montreal Impact forward Marco Di Vaio has been named the winner of the "In the Game" challenge, earning him a place in the 2013 MLS All-Star Game in Kansas City.

Between July 3-10, fans participating playing FIFA Soccer 13 could "vote in" one forward out of 27 potential candidates by scoring as many goals as they could in the challenge, every goal counting as one vote.

Portland to host 2014 MLS All-Star Game

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It wasn't exactly the most well-kept secret in American soccer circles, but Major League Soccer made it official on Wednesday, announcing that Portland's Jeld-Wen Field will host the 2014 MLS All-Star Game.

Henry and Sporting KC trio lead Fan XI for MLS All-Star Game

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Sporting Kansas City saw a league-leading three players voted into the MLS All-Star Fan XI, with the league announcing the 10 players chosen to the squad by fan voting.

Graham Zusi, Matt Besler and Aurelien Collin led the selections, which featured a total of five players who were either on the U.

MLS All-Star Jersey for 2013 MLS All-Star Game: Leaked [PHOTO]

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The 2013 MLS All-Star Game doesn't kick off until July 31 at Sporting Kansas City's stadium, but a photograph of the shirt that the MLS All-Star Team will be wearing that night has been leaked on the Internet.

Inspired by Sporting KC's shirt colors, the 2013 MLS All-Star Team shirt features different shades of blue on a shirt that's designed and manufactured by adidas.

MLS opens voting for All-Star Game on Twitter

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Major League Soccer just made it even easier for folks to vote their favorite players into the 2013 MLS All-Star Game.

From 12pm ET on Thursday through Friday at 11:59pm, fans can vote on Twitter for who will be in the starting XI to face AS Roma on July 31 at Sporting Park.

MLS All-Star ballot released

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Major League Soccer released their 2013 MLS All-Star Ballot on Monday, featuring 115 players across all 19 MLS teams.

Fans can choose one goalkeeper and ten field players when they vote and can vote online, through text message (SMS), on Twitter, and between July 3 and July 10 using FIFA Soccer 13 Ultimate Team, part of the AT&T MLS All-Star "In The Game" Challenge.

AS Roma announced as 2013 MLS All Star Game opponent

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Major League Soccer finally announced the opponent at the 2013 All Star Game in Kansas City, and at least one player on that team should be a household name to U.S. soccer fans.

U.S. international Michael Bradley and Serie A side A.S. Roma will come to Sporting Park on July 31 to face off against the MLS All Stars, pitting the likes of Bradley, Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, and club captain Francesco Totti against this season's crop of All Stars.

Livestrong Sporting Park to host 2013 MLS All-Star game

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Major League Soccer is taking the 2013 All-Star game to Kansas City as the league announced Thursday that Livestrong Sporting Park will host the summer showcase July 30.

The game will be broadcast on ESPN, Univision, TSN and RDS at 8:30 p.m. ET but an opponent has yet to be announced as the league is slated to take on an international opponent for the 10th time in its history.

Adidas MiCoach: Technology and Major League Soccer

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During the MLS All-Star game against Chelsea, a new technology quietly made it's debut to fantastic results. The adidas miCoach system is a going to be a mainstay for Major League Soccer beginning in the 2013 season. All 19 teams within the league will use miCoach Elite System to provide coaches and trainers with top level analysis of their players' movement, speed changes, and real time metrics.

Pontius propels D.C. United to win over Crew

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In DC United's first league match since the MLS All-Star Game, Chris Pontius showed why he was chosen as All-Star MVP of that dramtic win over Chelsea almost two weeks ago.

Pontius pounced on a rebound and scored in the 49th minute of a key Eastern Conference showdown between DC United and the Columbus Crew on Saturday night, and United ended up holding on to earn a 1-0 win in front of 14,640 fans at RFK Stadium.

DeMerit and Johnson in form

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By Charles Boehm - WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 1, 2012) US Soccer Players -- Naturally, last week's MLS All-Star Game was all about the big names, as Chelsea's European champions challenged David Beckham, Landon Donovan, and the rest of the North America-based blue-chippers to show their best in front of an international audience.

Did MLS Block a Player Transfer?

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There was plenty to talk about with the MLS All-Star game last night as MLS defeated Chelsea 3-2. But just as intriguing as the victory was the interview with MLS commissioner Don Garber at halftime. Halftime interviews can be a waste of time, but kudos to the cast of ESPN, specifically Kasey Keller and Alexi Lalas, for asking some tough and direct questions.

Where in the World?

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As I type this, I'm sitting in Newark airport... post MLS All-Star Game and NSCAA Board of Directors meeting, and pre-FIFA Com-Unity Course in St. Lucia...

And I'm thinking to myself, "Yeah, I'm absolutely exhausted, but I really must be the luckiest person on the planet. I do what I love and I love what I do.

Television Rating Checkpoint

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The Major League Soccer season is passed the halfway point and the All-Star Game is in the rearview mirror. However, the television ratings for the mid-summer exhibition are in. The Chelsea/MLS game notched a .34 overnight rating and approximately 530,ooo viewers on ESPN2. According to Sports Media Watch, the ratings were" down down 26% in ratings and 32% in viewership from last year (0.

Chucho Benitez

Radio Cuju: Episode 58

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We're back again for another voyage around the world of football. On this week's show we talk about the death of Christian "Chucho" Benitez and some of the media's attempt to hijack the story to use as anti-Qatar World Cup propaganda. We discuss Richard Scudamore's reaction to a possible winter World Cup, Human Rights Watch connecting Manchester City to UAE's issues and, reluctantly, the MLS All-Star Game.

On The Fire Soccer Radio #1: We’re Doin’ It Live!

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Brian Smith and Scott Fenwick bring you either the best or worst thing OTF's ever done. Deal with it.

Have a listen...

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A preview of MLS36: Chris Wondolowski

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The premiere episode of NBC Sports Network's new series MLS36 will air tonight at 9:30 pm Eastern time, following the broadcast of the match between the Portland Timbers and FC Dallas. Viewers will get an unprecendented, behind-the-scenes look at the 36 hours an MLS player spends before a game.

Tonight's debut episode features San Jose Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski as he prepares for the MLS All-Star Game.

Beckham rejoins Galaxy, will miss Chivas match for Olympic closing ceremonies

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The first part of David Beckham's Olympic adventure is complete, and he has returned to the Los Angeles Galaxy in time to face his former club yet again.

Beckham rejoined Galaxy training Wednesday and will be available for selection when the defending MLS Cup champions take on Cristiano Ronaldo and La Liga winners Real Madrid at the Home Depot Center as part of the World Football Challenge Thursday night (10:30 p.

Hyndman, Shea Plan to Meet Again

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Thursday was a busy day for Schellas Hyndman. The FC Dallas head coach caught an early morning flight from Philadelphia and arrived back in Frisco about 30 minutes into his club's second training session of the week. So, considering he arrived after the start of practice, he has yet to speak again with midfielder Brek Shea again, something he said before leaving for the MLS All-Star Game on Tuesday he planned to do later in the week.

European Soccer

Soccer Business Bits: Champions League & NBC Content

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Fox Soccer is about to continue its ongoing coverage of the CONCACAF Champions League. The coverage takes on new meaning given the recent signing of the Versus/MLS deal and diminishing role Fox soccer has within MLS. Â As we said last Summer, Fox pours significant resources into televising an event that has yet to interest a significant portion of American Soccer Fans.

Terry charged by FA for racial abuse

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If you thought the John Terry-Anton Ferdinand saga was over, think again.

Two weeks after Terry was found not guilty of racially abusing the Queens Park Rangers defender by an English court, the FA has charged Terry with racial abuse just hours before England is set to officially open the Olympic Games with the opening ceremonies in London.

Real Salt Lake

Saborio brace leads RSL past Whitecaps

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Real Salt Lake moved a step closer to first-place San Jose in the Western Conference standings after posting a 2-1 victory against the Vancouver Whitecaps at Rio Tinto Stadium on Friday night.

Costa Rican striker Alvaro Saborio headed home a Ned Grabavoy cross in the 58th minute, just six minutes after Whitecaps rookie Darren Mattocks equalized for the Whitecaps.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The men's and women's Olympic soccer tournaments kicked off this week, and they will take center stage over the weekend with the second games of the group stage taking place.

On the women's side, the U.S. national team has a date with Colombia and can take one step closer to the knockout stage with a win.

The Rest

After initial uncertainty, Donovan pleased to once again be an MLS All-Star

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KANSAS CITY Landon Donovan was not entirely thrilled to be heading to his 13th straight MLS All-Star game.

That changed when he landed in Kansas City.

Shortly after arriving via a flight from Chicago on Monday afternoon, Donovan sensed the distinct buzz about this MLS All-Star game that will be played against Italian heavyweights AS Roma on Wednesday night.


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Last week MLS announced a new plan for its GSL program. Because the site of the MLS Cup will not be known until two weeks before the match, GSL holders will not have the opportunity to plan their trip months in advance. Instead, once the final eight teams are known, fans will indicate how many tickets they will purchase at each potential venue.

Another 2-1 loss

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Stop me if this sounds familiar.

The Rapids lost 2-1.

This time Colorado fell behind in the opening moments, immediately tied the match, and then faded out on Saturday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City.

This time the Seattle Sounders were the beneficiaries of this latest loss, but the victors hardly mattered as the Rapids completed an 0-for-July streak that leaves the team questioning its ability.