5. AROUND THE LEAGUE: Dick's Park to host MLS All-Star Game
The MLS All-Stars will face Glasgow Celtic at the Colorado Rapids' Dick's Sporting Goods Park in the 2007 Sierra Mist MLS All-Star Game on July 19. Last year, the MLS All-Stars defeated EPL champ Chelsea, 1-0, in Bridgeview, Ill.
The Columbus Crew re-signed defender Frankie Hejduk, 32, to a two-year contract. Hejduk, a U.S. veteran of the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, joined the Crew from German club Bayer Leverkusen in 2003 after starting his pro career with MLS's Tampa Bay Mutiny. In April of 2006 he suffered a season-ending torn
anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
FC Dallas will meet twice with Brazilian club Clube Atletico Paranaense in
home-and-home series that is part of the partnership between the two clubs that
was established in September 2006. The first leg of the series will be played in
Curitiba, Brazil on March 7. The return leg will be played at Pizza Hut Park in
Frisco, Texas March 31. The winner of the aggregate goal series will win the
USA-Brazil Challenge Cup.
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