Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
MLS vs. the 'world'
by Mike Woitalla, July 27th, 2011 2:15AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS ALL-STAR GAME] For the seventh straight year and eighth time in MLS's 16-year history, the MLS All-Star game pits the league against a foreign club. Only once has MLS lost, but that was 5-2 thrashing by Manchester United, which again provides the competition on Wednesday (8:30 pm ET, ESPN2, Telefutura). Here's a recap of MLS All-Star Game history ...

In MLS’s first two seasons (1996-97), the MLS All-Star Game took the traditional American East-West format, although the first game was a doubleheader with a FIFA-UNICEF world all-star game that drew 78,416 fans to Giants Stadium.

In 1998, the All-Star Game was a clash between MLS Americans and its foreign stars. (MLS USA beat a squad with virtually no defenders, 6-1.)

From 1991 to 2001, it was East vs. West again, and in 2002, the U.S. national team played the MLS All-Stars and won, 3-2.

In 2003, MLS introduced the format that has made the event unique. It invited a foreign opponent, Chivas Guadalajara.

One more East-West game took place in 2004, but since then it’s been MLS vs. a foreign club. Last year, Manchester United – again the opponent this year -- thumped the MLS stars. But that was an abberation.

Here are the results of MLS All-Star games against foreign clubs:

2003
MLS 3, Guadalajara 1
2005
MLS 4 Fulham 1
2006
MLS 1 Chelsea 0
2007
MLS 2 Celtic 0
2008
MLS 3 West Ham 2
2009
MLS 1 Everton 1
2010
Manchester United 5, MLS 2



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Familiar Western foes face off once again    
[MLS PLAYOFF PREVIEW] Only once in the past five seasons has there been an MLS Cup ...
Wright-Phillips strikes twice to knock out defending champ    
[MLS PLAYOFFS] Both of the league's two scorers came through in their head-to-head playoff meeting Thursday ...
Savarese: Raul is still hungry to achieve things    
[NASL] The New York Cosmos have signed Spanish superstar Raul. He signed a multi-year contract as ...
Complete MLS playoff schedule    
[DATEBOOK] The New York Red Bulls move into the semifinals of the Eastern Conference playoffs with ...
MLS and EPL matches draw top NBC audiences    
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] NBC set Premier League and MLS audience records for its coverage of ...
Concacaf Under-20 Championship draw    
[JAMAICA 2015] The U.S. men will kick off the 2015 Concacaf Under-20 Championship in Jamaica against ...
What They're Saying: Harry Redknapp    
"I've never read it. I don't know where you get it from. Every day someone has ...
A super solo effort from the West Bank    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] We found one of the week's most spectacular goals in Palestine, where Merkaz ...
Messi, Neymar & Mascherano shine at soccer hoops     
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] Barcelona incorporated a basketball hoop into its training session and the trio of ...
LAFC investors jump on rocket ship    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] MLS introduced the owners of the new club that is scheduled to begin play ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives