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Stay tuned Sunday after NBC Sports Network’s broadcast of Dallas vs. Portland for the premiere of their latest behind the scenes show MLS 36.
The latest in the “36″ series of shows, the program follows a player for the 36 hours prior to a critical performance. Indy Car and NHL have been previously featured in the series.
The MLS 36 series kicks off with San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski in the run up to July’s MLS All Star Game victory over Chelsea FC:
The final word on the 2012 Major League Soccer All Star Game may very well be the league’s excellent video, a great mix of highlights and unique behind-the-scenes footage:
Thanks to everyone who was part of our party, to all who work so hard to put the week on, and to everyone I met who made the experience so memorable.
We’re wrapping up MLS All Star Game coverage today, first with my favorite photos from the game and afterward.
Pregame fireworks and an MLS highlights video pump up the crowd:
Banners representing the nineteen Major League Soccer teams are unfurled while the crowd does the first of two card stunts:
It was a great deal of fun to be a part of the Castrol USA Media Cup ahead of the 2012 MLS All Star Game.
I had gone mainly to spectate and cheer on friends, but was quickly recruited to be a referee for matches, along with an intern from the University of Pennsylvania.
With background accompaniment of a raucous River End, the game started off with a good deal of pressure from Chelsea, with the All Stars making a few good runs that just didn’t end well. Ally Chris Wondolowski, however, was able to convert a so-so pass into the first goal of the night in the 21st minute of the match. Minutes later a midfield collision between Aurélien Collin and Michael Essien led to medical attention for Collin, a brief return to the game, then his eventual substitution with hometown captain and ally Carlos Valdes.
Before that could happen though, Chelsea captain John Terry evened the scoring with a header assisted by Frank Lampard. The half rounded out with a very nice shot from Tierry Henry after service from David Beckham and Landon Donovan in the 42nd minute, some of the biggest players on the field working very well together.
Just a block from where the Declaration of Independence was adopted, members of the 2012 MLS All Star Team and Chelsea FC met to face reporters ahead of tonight’s match.
If bringing an English team together with the All Stars of America’s league so close to the site of where our independence from England was forged was a bit of intentional irony, bravo Major League Soccer staffers.
The giant MLS All Star soccer ball sat atop the Independence Visitors Center as part of its latest stop around the city of Philadelphia.
Thank you so much to everyone who came out last night for our first party! Hopefully many, many more to come.
A few special thanks:
To Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar for being such great hosts.
To Magners Cider for sponsoring the event and having great cider tastings.
Finally, to Alexi Lalas and Taylor Twellman for taking time out of their busy All Star Game schedules to join us.
Now, on to the photos!
Are you headed to the 2012 MLS All Star Game or a gay4soccer fan in Philadelphia?
Join us Monday, July 23 at Tabu Lounge and Sports Bar to celebrate the All Star Game with Philadelphia’s LGBT soccer-loving community.
We’ll be posting more details over the next fortnight, but wanted to make sure everyone saved the evening of July 23 to join us for a bit at Tabu, located at 200 South 12th Street.
So if you want to stack the MLS All Stars with LGBT-supportive players, here are some suggestions as to who to vote for:
Joe Cannon (VAN), Bill Hamid (DC), Dan Kennedy (CHV), Zac MacMath, (PHI), Jimmy Nielsen (SKC)
Jay DeMerit (VAN), Chad Marshall (CMB), Heath Pearce (NY), A.J. Soares (NE), Carlos Valdés (PHI)
Lee Nguyen (NE), Chris Pontius (DC)
David Estrada (SEA), Sébastien LeToux (VAN), Chris Wondolowski (SJ)
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.