Today it was announced that the 2012 MLS All Star Game will be held in Philadelphia on July 25. We bring you two interesting perspectives on the game, one historical and one with a suggestion for the future. Also, an interesting look at the USA’s victory over the weekend and a reminder for the next one to come tonight.

There wasn’t much surprise in the All Star Game’s location being announced as Philadelphia today. But MLS did an interesting retrospective look at past All Star Games in the City of Brotherly Love. (MLSSoccer.com)

Simon Borg also gives an interesting idea on how to handle the All Star Game rather than bringing in a club from Europe. And it’s not East vs. West (MLSSoccer.com)

Every party has a pooper and that’s why we invited The Other 87. Just kidding, although today they look past the 97th minute goal to some of the more unpleasant parts of Saturday night’s USMNT friendly. (The Other 87)

The USA Women take on Mexico in their final game in this round of CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying. You can watch tonight at 10:30 on Universal Sports Network, UniversalSports.com, or CONCACAF.com. (Universal Sports)

Also, if you haven’t seen it yet, we’re quite happy to kick off our “Guys We Like” Interviews with Anton Hysén, currently the worlds only out man playing pro soccer.