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All-Star Report: MLS 1 - 3 AS Roma

Serie-A club and the biggest names in MLS take part in All-Star Game

Thierry Henry (L) of the New York Red Bulls tries to get past AS Roma player Kevin Strootman (R)
Thierry Henry (L) of the New York Red Bulls tries to get past AS Roma player Kevin Strootman (R)
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KANSAS CITY, MO - top Italian outfit AS Roma defeated the MLS All-Stars by a score of 3 - 1 in front of a packed house at Sporting Park. Roma took the lead through Kevin Strootman in the 5th minute. A second goal was called back minutes later for offside and the chances kept coming for the Italians. Roma scored twice more through Florenzi (47') and Tallo (68'). The MLS All-Stars scored a consolation goal in the 90th minute when LA Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez headed home a brilliantly struck free kick by Vancouver Whitecaps' striker Camilo Sanvezzo. Whitecaps supporters will no doubt be a little frustrated that despite setting up the goal Camilo played the majority of the match (replacing an injured Graham Zusi in the 24th minutes) ahead of a massive Cascadia Cup match against the Timbers in Portland this Saturday.

MLS league action resumes this weekend with 9 matches scheduled on Saturday and Sunday.

Starting Lineups:

MLS All-Stars:

GK Raul Fernandez * D Corey Ashe * D Matt Besler * D Aurelien Collin * D Tony Beltran * MF Kyle Beckerman * MF Brad Davis * MF Will Johnson * F Thierry Henry * F Marco Di Vaio

AS Roma:

GK Morgan De Sanctis * D Federico Balzaretti * D Leandro Castan * D Mehdi Benatia * D Vasilis Torosidis * MF Michael Bradley * MF Kevin Strootman * MF Francesco Totti * MF Miralem Pjanic * MF Alessandro Florenzi * F Junior Tallo

Other News:

During a half time interview MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced that as part of plans to become one of the top leagues in the world MLS would like to expand by another 4 teams by 2020 to bring the league to a total of 24 teams. The 20th MLS club, New York City FC, was announced earlier this spring and will begin play in 2015.


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