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Cameos expected for Bayern World Cup champs
by Paul Kennedy, August 5th, 2014 12:25AM

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[PORTLAND DAILY] Pep Guardiola is in no rush to get his six Bayern Munich German World Cup champions back in action. They won't arrive in Portland for Wednesday's AT&T MLS All-Star Game until Tuesday, and he doesn't plan on using them for more than 15 minutes. As for American Julian Green?

“He’s going to play a little bit more -- for the fans, for the girls,” Guardiola said with Green sitting to his left at Monday's pre-game press conference. “Yeah? Do you want to play?”

For Green, it will be a chance to meet up with many of his teammates on the U.S. World Cup with whom he spent seven weeks in training and at the World Cup.

With just 15 minutes of play -- and, of course, one goal -- to his credit for the USA at the World Cup, Green is a household name now in the United States. His face is even splashed on the side of Portland buses as a endorsee for T-Mobile -- a Bayern sponsor -- and he will play on Wednesday in one of his last shots to convince Guardiola that he should stick with the first team this season.

“You never know what happens,” Green said. “Of course, you are a little bit surprised how fast things can come. I’m 19 years old. I played in the World Cup. I played 15 minutes and scored one goal. It’s nice for me, but I’m still a young player. That’s the past. Now, I have to work, work, work, work, and that’s it.”

From left to right: Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola; Thierry Henry of the MLS All-Stars; Julian Green, Robert Lewandowski, Franck Ribery (all Bayern Munich); Matt Besler, Clint Dempsey, head coach Caleb Porter (all MLS All-Stars).

CHIPOTLE DEBUT. MLS's first stab at a second event to its All-Star week -- the Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game -- ended with a 0-0 tie between MLS's Homegrown all-Stars and the hometown Portland Timbers U-23s. The PDL club had the edge in play but could not score on the young MLS all-stars. The best chance fell to James Moberg, who hit the post in the first half for the locals.

Moberg was one of three starters brought in from the PDL's Washington Crossfire along with Cristian Roldan and Andy Thoma. Roldan, the 2013 Soccer America Freshman of the Year at the University of Washington, was the game's standout player but misfired on several good opportunities.

Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jon Kempin was the game's MVP.

Tickets were free to the game, and 5,000 fans were in attendance at Providence Park.



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