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Barcelona invited to play in 2017 MLS All-Star Game

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FC Barcelona has been invited to play in the 2017 MLS All-Star Game, a source confirmed to World Soccer Talk.

A final decision hasn't been made yet, but if Barcelona does accept the invitation, it's very likely that the All-Star Game will be played next summer at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.

Barcelona invited to play in 2017 MLS All-Star Game

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FC Barcelona has been invited to play in the 2017 MLS All-Star Game, a source confirmed to World Soccer Talk.

A final decision hasn't been made yet, but if Barcelona does accept the invitation, it's very likely that the All-Star Game will be played next summer at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.

Viewing audience for MLS All-Star Game declines for 3rd year in a row

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For the third consecutive year in a row, TV ratings for the MLS All-Star Game have declined. This year's game between the MLS All-Star team and Arsenal generated only 513,000 viewers on ESPN during a primetime broadcast that was televised live on Thursday, July 28.

Compared to three years ago, the viewing figure for the MLS All-Star vs.

Viewing audience for MLS All-Star Game declines for 3rd year in a row

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For the third consecutive year in a row, TV ratings for the MLS All-Star Game have declined. This year's game between the MLS All-Star team and Arsenal generated only 513,000 viewers on ESPN during a primetime broadcast that was televised live on Thursday, July 28.

Compared to three years ago, the viewing figure for the MLS All-Star vs.

Garber expecting expansion announcements in the coming weeks

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The process of expansion is an ongoing one for Don Garber and Major League Soccer, and despite some recent difficulties, the league plans go go full speed ahead towards 28 teams.

Speaking during Thursday's night's MLS All-Star Game, Garber discussed several of the league's expansion projects.

MLS All-Star Game 2016 adidas Jersey

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An Major League Soccer All-Star team including the likes of Kaka, Andrea Pirlo and Didier [...]

League announces full MLS All-Star Game roster

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After recently announcing the league's starting XI for this month's 2016 MLS All-Star Game against Premier League side Arsenal, MLS revealed the rest of the gameday roster for the match.

The leaguerounded out its 26-player roster on Sunday during halftime of the Montreal Impact's match against New York City FC.

Morris, Glad highlight MLS Homegrown squad

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While the MLS All Stars face the challenging yet rewarding task of taking on Premier League side Arsenal later this month, the league's young guns also have an opportunity to make their mark on a big stage.

On Tuesday, former MLS great and U.S.

Villa, Giovinco headline 2016 MLS All-Star Fan XI

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The MLS All-Stars will feature a high-profile group when they take on Premier League side Arsenal on July 28.

The league announced on Saturday the 11 starters that will take the field against the Gunners at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California, including New York City FC striker David Villa and Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco.

Adidas unveils 2016 MLS All-Star jersey

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While fan voting for the 2016 MLS All-Star Game continues until early July, one question was answered in regards to what the MLS players will be wearing.

On Friday, adidas released the jersey for the July 28 showdown against Premier League side Arsenal, which will be played at the San Jose Earthquakes' Avaya Stadium.

Arsenal vs. MLS All-Stars game sold-out, but tickets available on secondary market

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Despite Arsenal's game against the MLS All-Stars being officially sold out, tickets can still be purchased on the secondary market.

With the capacity of San Jose's Avaya Stadium at only 18,000, it's no wonder that Arsenal vs. MLS All-Stars is the hottest ticket in town. In fact, tickets for the 2016 MLS All-Star Game have been sold out since April.

Arsenal vs. MLS All-Stars game sold-out, but tickets available on secondary market

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Despite Arsenal's game against the MLS All-Stars being officially sold out, tickets can still be purchased on the secondary market.

With the capacity of San Jose's Avaya Stadium at only 18,000, it's no wonder that Arsenal vs. MLS All-Stars is the hottest ticket in town. In fact, tickets for the 2016 MLS All-Star Game have been sold out since April.

Fan voting for 2016 MLS All-Star Game begins Thursday

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It's that time of the year again. Yes, time to vote on which players will represent MLS in this year's All-Star Game.

The ballot consists of two different methods of voting: the online vote and playing EA Sports FIFA 16.

The traditional voting process online remains the same, with 160 eligible players (eight per team) in the running for selection.

Kaka, Villa Lift All-Stars to Victory

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Early goals froma pair ofnew faces to the league this year helped send the MLS All-Stars to a 2-1 win over EPL side Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Co.

Kaka scored from the spot in the 20th minute after a David Villa corner kick was handled by Nacer Chadli inside the area.

New MLS signings are out-starring MLS All-Star game; By Steve Davis

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Major League Soccer, still relatively young, just past its awkward teenage years, is occasionally a strange place. Sometimes it performs like a talented young prodigy undone temporarily by a growth spurt – which means between the posh passes and savvy feints, he sometimes stumbles over his own fast-growing feet.

New MLS signings are out-starring MLS All-Star game; By Steve Davis

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Major League Soccer, still relatively young, just past its awkward teenage years, is occasionally a strange place. Sometimes it performs like a talented young prodigy undone temporarily by a growth spurt – which means between the posh passes and savvy feints, he sometimes stumbles over his own fast-growing feet.

MLS All-Star Game 2015 adidas Jersey

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Major League Soccer and adidas have revealed the 2015 MLS All-Star jersey. This year's selection [...]

Too many flaws with the MLS All-Star game in fan and commissioner selections; By Steve Davis

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Major League Soccer All-Star team selection is always a tricky mix of fan popularity and entertainment value, held tenuously together with a blessed twine of pragmatism.

On the popularity and entertainment front, MLS's mid-summer event is no different than other domestic All-Star events; there will always be tension and debate when fans have their say, as they frequently favor name recognition over actual, current performance value.

Too many flaws with the MLS All-Star game in fan and commissioner selections; By Steve Davis

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Major League Soccer All-Star team selection is always a tricky mix of fan popularity and entertainment value, held tenuously together with a blessed twine of pragmatism.

On the popularity and entertainment front, MLS's mid-summer event is no different than other domestic All-Star events; there will always be tension and debate when fans have their say, as they frequently favor name recognition over actual, current performance value.

MLS All-Stars to Face Tottenham

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This year's MLS All-Stars will face Tottenham Hotspur at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Co., the league announced on Wednesday.

The All-Stars will face the EPL side on Jul. 29 before a national audience. The 2015 edition of the summertime showcase will be the 12th time that the league's best players will face an international opponent.

Tottenham Hotspur to play MLS All-Star Team this summer

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Tottenham Hotspur will be the featured opponent in this summer's MLS All-Star Game to be held at the Colorado Rapids stadium near Denver on July 29, 2015.

Spurs will be the 10th different international team to have played the MLS All-Star Team. Previous teams have included Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Everton, Manchester United, Fulham, West Ham and others.

Tottenham Hotspur to play MLS All-Star Team this summer

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Tottenham Hotspur will be the featured opponent in this summer's MLS All-Star Game to be held at the Colorado Rapids stadium near Denver on July 29, 2015.

Spurs will be the 10th different international team to have played the MLS All-Star Team. Previous teams have included Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Everton, Manchester United, Fulham, West Ham and others.

2014 MLS All-Star Game: A Look Back

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Henry leaves to standing ovation after showing brilliance in possibly his final MLS All-Star Game

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By FRANCO PANIZO

PORTLAND, Ore. The 2014 MLS All-Star Game may have beenLandon Donovan's last one, but the sense most observers had was that it was another player who was possibly playing in one of the final matches of his career.

5 Thoughts On The 2014 MLS All-Star Game

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After the MLS All-Star Game Wednesday night in Portland, some misconceptions have been exposed. Keeping in mind that this was just a friendly where the result mattered little and playing to win wasn't at the very fore of the conversation and thinking surrounding the game,here are my 5 thoughts regarding the 2014 MLS All-Star Game:

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Guardiola, Porter downplay postgame incident

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By FRANCO PANIZO

PORTLAND, Ore. The scene that immediately followed the MLS All-Star Game's conclusion was not one that you would typically see after a glorified friendly: Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola wagging his finger to say no to MLS All-Star head coach Caleb Porter, who had outstretched his armfor the routine postgame handshake.

MLS All-Stars ride second-half rally to top Bayern Munich

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By MIKE DONOVAN

PORTLAND, Ore. In an entertaining and well-played match in front of a raucous crowd, the Major League Soccer All-Stars defeated Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich, 2-1, behind second-half goals from Bradley Wright-Phillips and Landon Donovan. Robert Lewandowski had an early strike for Bayern, but the MLS All-Stars came out on top after a sublime second half performance.

SBI MLS All Stars Man of the Match: Landon Donovan

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By FRANCO PANIZO

PORTLAND, Ore. Twenty-three minutes is all that Landon Donovan played in the MLS All-Star Game, and he still made quite the impact.

Donovan came off the bench in the 48th minute and scored the game-winning goal in the MLS All Stars' 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.

2014 MLS All-Star Game: SBI Live Commentary

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The 2014 MLS All-Star Game kicks off in Portland tonight, with the MLS All-Stars facing Bayern Munich (10pm, ESPN2).

The German champions will look to stop an MLS side featuring Thierry Henry and Clint Dempsey, as well as Michael Bradley and Tim Cahill, among others.

SBI will be providing live commentary on tonight's action so please feel free to follow along here.

MLS All-Stars aim to get back to winning ways vs. top-notch Bayern Munich

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By FRANCO PANIZO

PORTLAND, Ore. The festivities in the Rose City have been going on all week, but the real funwill get underway on Wednesday night.

The 2014 MLS All-Stars will host Bayern Munich and their cast of quality players at Providence Park in a match that will feature several members of the U.

Who should Caleb Porter start vs. Bayern Munich?

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PORTLAND Caleb Porter is likely going to use all of the players he has available for tonight's MLS All-Star Game against Bayern Munich, but settling on a starting lineup will definitely not be easy.

With a plethora of midfield and forward options at his disposal, Porter will have to consider just what group will give the MLS All-Stars the best chance of getting today's match off to a good start.

MLS Homegrown Game

Pair of first half goals lead Mexico U-20s past MLS Homegrowns

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A familiar group of Mexico Under-20s proved too much to handle for MLS' Homegrown prospects.

Mexico winger Luis Marquez scored a pair of goals late in the first half to lead Mexico past the MLS Homegrowns, 2-0, on Wednesday night at Avaya Stadium.

Donovan prepares next generation for unique opportunity in MLS Homegrown Game

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Like any All-Star event, the MLS Homegrown Game is meant to be a fun exercise. Featuring 20of the league's best young prospects, the match presents a chance for the league's up-and-comers to shine, while offering a stress-free environment to reap the rewards of their hard work.

Arsenal

Wenger looks forward to Zelalem's growth following Rangers stint

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Arsene Wenger is playing the long game when it comes to development of Gedion Zelalem, but when that long game is complete, the Arsenal manager expects to find a player ready to compete on the highest level.

Zelalem, Wenger and Arsenal are stationed in San Jose ahead of Thursday's MLS All-Star Game, a match that will put the Premier League contender with MLS' elite.

Arsenal announced as MLS All-Star Game opponent

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The2016 MLS All-Stars will take the field against one of England's perennial heavyweights.

MLS announced on Thursday that Arsenal will serve as the opponent for the 2016 MLS All-Star Game, which is scheduled for July 28 at theSan Jose Earthquakes' Avaya Stadium. The trip stateside will be Arsenal's second in two years after not appearing in the U.

Chris Tierney

Tierney To Miss All-Star Game

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Revolution left back Chris Tierney, who was named an MLS All-Star for the first time in his eight-year career earlier this month,was one of fourplayers who wereforced to withdraw from Wednesday's midsummer showcase against Tottenham Hotspur due an injury, per a league release.

Tierney Named to All-Star Roster

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The Revolution willhave at least one representative at theMLS All-Star Game after left back Chris Tierney was named to the league's 22-manroster for the midsummer classic later this month.

Tierney, who's played in 19 of the Revolution's first 21 games, hasone goaland twoassists to his credit this season.

The Rest

Union bits, All-Stars face Spurs tonight, Platini announces he’ll run to replace Blatter, more

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Union bits and bobs. Barnetta still training with Union. MLS All-Stars face Spurs tonight. Platini running to replace Blatter. More.

Commissioner’s picks: The Union

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The Commissioner's pair of All Star picks are out. Peter Andrews has some Union pairs for your consideration.

Green glad to be back in first match since his World Cup goal

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By MIKE DONOVAN

PORTLAND, Ore. Three blocks from Providence Parkstands a 4o-foot-tall billboard with Julian Green's likeness on it. That same ad has been on the side of numerous Portland city buses that drove around the city throughout the week.

Despite having lived the majority of his life in Germany, the 19-year-oldU.